This is one of the first pieces of furniture that I mended and repainted using Cece Caldwell’s Chalk Clay paint.
Here is the before picture. I filled in a couple of holes with wood filler and sanded it down to get it baby smooth. You can see the table top was worn down to the wood – it didn’t have any type of sealant on it.
I gave it a first coat of Alaskan Tundra Green – I thought it was a little too light for the look that I was going for in my home – but it’s still a beautiful color!
The darker patches is the paint where it’s still in the process of drying. I’ve heard people say it’s not fun watching paint dry but in this case, it’s a lot of fun!
The final coat was done in Destin Gulf Green. Love it!!! It was the exact shade I was going for. After I rubbed it down a little, the Alaskan Tundra peeked through and the natural wood color came through as well.
I gave it a coat of Cece Caldwell’s wax and used a little bit of Cece Caldwell’s aging cream. She used to make light and dark aging “wax” but then changed the name to aging cream and it only comes in one shade.
I only used the aging cream on the spindle legs. That’s why they look a little darker and different – compared to the rest of the table.
What do you think?
I love those legs!
You can see more of the Alaskan Tundra peeking through.