Chippy Side Table

By A. Surless Redesigns, Owner/ Artist in MIDDLETOWN, NY.

This chippy side table was almost doomed to a dark future in a dump, the door wouldn't stay closed and it had a horrendous, outdated finish.

I sanded the top to uncover a gorgeous solid wood. Which would have been a crime to paint over! So I oiled the top with Watco Danish Oil and let sit for a few days until I decided what I wanted to do with the legs. I had started sanding the legs down but luckily had run out of steam during the process and ended up just being a rough scratch.

My laziness turned out to be beneficial when I decided to go with something on the shabby side and use Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Farmhouse White. After 2 coats I took the flat end of a plastic pry tool and chipped off the loose paint.The less pourous surfaces chipped beautifully! I decided to do an additional coat of the danish oil to deepen the top and then sealed the top with Minwax Oil Based Poly in Semi- Gloss to achieve the sheen I was going. I then used General finishes Tough Coat in Satin for the base to seal the chippiness.

I love the way it turned out, what do you think?

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesShabby Chic

Products Used

  • Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint- Farmhouse White
  • General Finishes Tough Coat- Satin
  • Minwax Oil Based Polyurethane- Semi- Gloss
  • Watco Danish Oil

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