I swear I remember using this little pine table beside our BIG pink sectional sofa a million years ago in our very first home.
When Big Daddy and I got married we moved into a cute townhouse in downtown Asheville. It was a brick exterior with all hardwood floors and brand new appliances. Plus it was right in the thick of the action downtown. We thought we’d hit the Motherload! For a rental and our first place together, it was divine.
I said our pink sectional.
And once again, I’m crapping y’all negative.
Anyway, I love little pine pieces but this one had seen better days. The finish was pretty scratched up from being in our household for over 26 years. Plus, there’s that whole, ‘I paint furniture’ thing.
Usually, if a piece is light wood I will paint it a darker color. The darker the wood, I will choose a lighter color to make the distressed areas stand out. For this one I went with white chalk paint.
Then I got just a tad crazy.
I used a stencile a coworker made for me on her Cricut machine.
And I sanded the daylights out of it with my orbital and fine grit sandpaper.
I may use that orbital more often for distressing. It was much easier on my fingers and arm! And I’m kinda digging the uniformity, for lack of a better word.
The next stop for this cutie is down at my shop. I’ll be around this weekend with tablescape #3 and I’m actually going to spend a little $$ on this one.
Nobody is more surprised than me!
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