Distressing My Dining Table

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My first distressing project and I like the way it turned out.

I have been distressed myself lately and trying to keep myself occupied and make good use of these days off.

I started the table two days ago and worked on it between doing yard work and digging up garden beds.

All I did was give it a light sanding and then painted it a pale olive green with a little tin of paint I got for a couple of bucks at Habitat for Humanity. After that dried I applied two coats of white paint.

When the white was dry I took fine grit sandpaper and distressed areas that would be worn with use.
Then a coat of clear varnish and its almost dry.

It made quite a mess in the house and I got dust every where from sanding. My next project is the rocking chair and I will do that one outside.

I really like the table white, I think it looks cottagey. (I don’t think that’s a word)

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7 Replies to “Distressing My Dining Table”

    1. Cindy!! Someone told me it was a Duncan Fife but I wasn’t sure. how can you tell?

      I got it for free off Craigs List about 2 years ago from a mansion in Vancouver. It had been in the family as long as the lady could remember. They were downsizing and moving into a condo.
      It was in great shape when I got it but a year storage in a leaky barn took its toll on it so I didn’t feel bad painting it.

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  1. Beautiful job on that lovely table. Yes, the style of the legs and usually brass or bronze caps on the very tips of the legs is a hint. Also drawer pulls are distinctive of that style. Happy for you – it may be worth $$$.

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