In this post of showing you how I re-did this little table, I’m going to give you a tip on the easiest color wash glaze ever!
All the products used in this transformation are available at my shop Redo Your Furniture (aka Frame and Frills). If local, you can come and shop in person… I also ship nationwide daily, so that is an option if you’re not local to New Richmond, Wisconsin.
I’ve found that when a piece is all wood the special parts of the piece can get lost in the sea of brown wood. Like this table, the inlaid detail on the top of the table was in great shape and pretty, so I wanted to keep that part as is, but it wasn’t even noticeable on the all brown piece.
To prep the table, I washed it with our Fusion TSP Alternative,
(I have a spray bottle mixed with a couple tablespoons of TSP Alternative and water, and easily just spray it on my piece and wipe it down with a rag. That saves product!)
and scrubbed it down with our Odorless Solvent to be sure all wax was removed, then rewashed with the TSP Alternative to remove the residue.
(When I scrub with the Odorless Solvent, I use a kitchen yellow and green scrubber. I just pour a little solvent on the piece and scrub it with the scrubber, then wipe it away with paper towel. The solvent will dissolve and soften old wax so it can be wiped away with paper towel. If the towel is dirty, I’ll repeat the process until it’s clean)
French Eggshell, (Fusion Mineral Paint) is a lovely green blue color. One of those chameleon colors that can change depending on what it’s surrounded with. For this table 2 coats of French Eggshell were needed.
The top edge of the table wasn’t a great finish, so I didn’t want to leave it wood, but I didn’t want it to be the body color, my choice was to paint on a coat of Ash.
After that was dry, I went over the Ash, just on the very top edge detail with Bronze.
I also decided the ‘feet’ should be the Bronze color.
After the table dried overnight, it was time to age the finish.
Here it is, the easiest color wash glaze ever!
In a little tray I mixed 50/50 water and Chocolate color. For this table, it took about a tablespoon or so of each.
This creates a very watery, runny paint.
Working on fairly small areas at a time, I liberally brushed the color wash glaze on top of the body of the table.
I immediately followed with a dry paper towel, wiping back off the excess, leaving more in the grooves and details.
The end result is an instantly aged finish!
To add a little more distressing I chose to sand the edges a bit with a sanding block. I could have done this before the color wash glaze and then those areas would have absorbed more of the glaze for a darker finish.
When I distress by sanding, I focus on the areas that would have gotten more wear and tear with years of use and moving around.
The table fits perfectly at the end of our hallway.
Now that it’s Christmas, the table holds my Christmas tree topper collection.
To display the toppers, I’ve found that old receipt holders work great to delicately hold them yet securely.
If you’d like to create something lovely with these products, here are the links for each from my shop:
- TPS Alternative
- Odorless Solvent
- Fusion Mineral Paint French Eggshell
- Fusion Mineral Paint Ash
- Fusion Mineral Paint Bronze Metallic
- Fusion Mineral Paint Chocolate
Have questions? Please contact me, I’d love to help you be successful with your project!
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