French Belle

By Jody Findley, Owner at JF Furniture Design in Lizton, IN.

This beauty was stuck in the 80's with faux distressing and a dated stain color. I stripped the top and cleaned and sanded the base of this table. After applying Zinsser 123 primer and spot sealing bleed through with Kilz original oil based primer, I sprayed on a coat of silky smooth General Finishes milk paint in antique white using my Homeright Super Max sprayer. These 2 companies have made my job MUCH easier!! After a coat of High Performance Top Coat by General Finishes, I applied Van Dyke Glaze effects full strength in the dark crevices and adding clear mixing glaze to create the lighter shading. While that dried,  I used General Finishes water based stain in Espresso. Finally, I applied High Performance Top Coat in Satin to the entire piece. Now she's a French Provincial inspired Belle of the ball!

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesWater Based Stains

Products Used

  • General Finishes water based stain - Espresso
  • Zinsser 123 primer
  • Kilz oil based primer
  • General Finishes milk paint
  • General Finishes High Performance Top Coat
  • Homeright Super Max Sprayer
  • General Finishes glaze effects

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