I purchased this French country style table and chairs. Chairs are destined for my own dining room but wanted to pair up the table with lovely country benches I have had in my work shop for a while. Just started on the table. The plan is to keep the wood showing somewhat but colour with using Autentico White Chalk Wax teamed up with a gorgeous Autentico Chalk Paint colour called Clear Clouds on the table legs and benches - such a fresh clean colour that I thought would look stunning in a country or French themed kitchen.
This is the leaf on top of the table, once sanded back. What a huge difference in colour! I've only gotten as far as sanding and the start of waxing the leaf. My best tip for doing something like this is to use a mouse sander, sanding this much by hand would just take far too long. Just make sure you have enough sheets before you start, you will need both coarse and fine sandpaper.
My plan was to have the benches, table legs and bottom portion of the table in Clear Clouds, top sanded back and waxed in Autentico White Chalk Wax - you can see how easy it is to apply and really changes the look of the wood. This is the start of just the first coat of White Chalk Wax, I applied three coats of wax over two days to build up the colour.
So here is the final product. Don't you just love the curvy legs of the table, it's what really caught my eye. I love it teamed up with the benches for a rustic French farmhouse feel. This is shown with the leaf in the table. Remember, Autentico has a whole range of coloured waxes, you can do so much on plain wood or experiment with different looks over the 100+ colours of paint in the Autentico Chalk Paint Range. Pop into the work shop if you would like to find out more or sign up for any of our classes.