A Curbside Tilt Top Table Makeover
Prepping the table for paintThis is what the table looked like when we got it. After cleaning the table with warm soapy water, I removed the glossy finish with a liquid Deglosser. Next, I patched the knicks and scratches with Dynamic Dyna Patch filler.
Apply first coat of chalk paintI brushed two light coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the color Pure White.
Top coat of chalk paintOnce the white was completely dry, I applied two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in a beautiful red color called Emperor's Silk on both the table top and feet.
Changing the plan to a white scalloped borderAs often happens midway through a project, I changed my mind and decided the scalloped edge looked better painted white.
Adding stencil detail to the topOnce it was painted the top felt like it needed something. I found a Damask stencil at Michaels and using more of the Pure White chalk paint, I dabbed the paint on with a stencil brush. The trick to stenciling is having very little paint on the brush to avoid paint bleed. One stencil down!
Once all the stencils were applied and the paint was dry, I lightly distressed the table around the scalloped edges, base, and feet with a fine grit sanding block.