DIY: Upcycled Table
SIX: Once the paint dries, grab your sandpaper and carefully distress different areas of the table. The idea is to sand off just enough of the Chalk Paint that the layer of gold spray paint shows through a bit. I sanded around the edge of the table and along the ridges of the legs where the piece would naturally age over time.
EIGHT: Finally, break out the Annie Sloan Dark Wax. Don't be scared! Scoop out a slightly smaller dollop of dark wax and start working it into the clear wax. It is super easy to wipe away excess dark wax, so don't freak out if you feel like you've used too much. You can also use a short, stiff paintbrush to stipple the dark wax into the clear wax, creating a different texture here and there. At this point, you can decide how distressed you want your table to look and use a little or a lot of this fun treatment.
***If the wax scares you, here are some more tutorials that I found helpful from Annie Sloan's website***
Let me know if you'd like to see more large DIY projects. This one was super fun to do and write about. Good luck with your own projects!