Feedback
Resene Paints - home page

Distressed table

Give an old wooden side table a shabby chic makeover with a little bit of help from Resene.

Fun with furniture with Mark Rayner - Project 19

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: an old wooden side table, clean cloth, wire wool, paintbrush and sandpaper. Resene Aquaclear satin, Resene Quick Dry and two Resene testpots each in Resene Centre Stage and Resene Colonial White.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene Double Bianca and the skirting board with Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Alabaster.

Other ideas: Create a cool blue effect by using a basecoat of Resene True Blue and a topcoat of Resene Half Breathless.

Step 1
Step one
Lightly sand the wooden table with sandpaper to provide a ‘key’ and wipe off any sanding dust with a clean cloth.
Step 2
Step two
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the table top and underside.
Step 3
Step three
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the table legs. Allow two hours to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Apply two coats of Resene Centre Stage to the table, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Apply one coat of Resene Colonial White to the table top and underside, lightly brushing in the direction of the grain to allow some of the base colour to show through.
Step 6
Step six
Apply one coat of Resene Colonial White to the table legs. Again, apply the paint lightly, allowing some of the base colour to show through, especially around any carved areas. Allow two hours to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Rubbing lightly in the direction of the grain, use a piece of wire wool to remove some of the topcoat, allowing more of the base colour to show through. Wipe off any dusty residue or paint flakes with a clean cloth.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene Aquaclear to the table allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

Other projects you might like to try

Build a mini mug shelf
Mug shelf

Weekend DIY
Make a stawberry pot
Memo board

Weekend DIY
Make a wooden bookend with driftwood and pine shelves
Wooden bookend

Ways with wood
Make a breakfast place setting
Breakfast tray

Ways with wood
Make garden art panel with zincalume
Garden art ahoy

Weekend Gardener
Convert an old kitchen cupboard into secure storage for garden bits and pieces
Lock 'em up

Weekend Gardener

View more projects

 

Get inspired!  Sign up for our e-newsletter  |  Get saving!  Save with a Resene DIY Card

Resene Paints Ltd

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask us!

Resene Paints Ltd   – www.resene.com

View Videos

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.