These semi-circular console tables were bought new sometime during the 90s and predate me in my wife life by quite some time! The label on the back says Trend Interiors but they don’t seem to exist any longer.
They’ve been through several iterations and paint jobs over the years and were in fact one of the first ever pieces of furniture I tried painting. It was also the first time I tried to use a glaze to give an aged look.
At the time we were happy with the results above but to be honest it was not very well done and looked a little heavy with the multiple layers of white and gray paint it has received over the years. My wife asked me to give it a very heavily distressed look with just a little paint and lots of wood showing through.
So not for the first time I found myself redoing a piece of furniture I’d painted once already, at least I’ll never run out of things to blog about I suppose!
The good news for me was I didn’t need to start with any painting so the first job was to apply a layer of water based paint stripper from flugger and let it do its work for an hour. Once the paint was soft and bubbled I got to work with a 3 in 1 tool scraping back to the base.
Once I’d got back to the level of distressing I wanted I just gave it a very light sanding with a 180 sand paper. The final stage was to get busy with some dark Oak antique wax from Liberon giving the wood some depth and leaving some in the nooks and crannies to give the impression of age.
This was a really easy project that left us really happy with the results although that much distressing might not be every ones up of tea. Thanks for reading the Shabby Side of Chic!