Tutorial - How to distress a wooden table with chalk paint to create the shabby chic look. SHOP ONLINE WITH ARTESENSE http://artesensehandmadearts.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/tutorial-how-to-distress-a-wooden-table/

Tutorial how to distress a wooden table

Tutorial - How to distress a wooden table with chalk paint to create the shabby chic look. SHOP ONLINE WITH ARTESENSE http://artesensehandmadearts.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/tutorial-how-to-distress-a-wooden-table/

Little Red Kist AFTER. Lightly Distressed with the gorgeous red Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

Little Red Kist AFTER. Lightly Distressed with the gorgeous red Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

This solid wood table is made from oak wood with a small open carving in each of the panels. It has been restored with chalk paint in light grey.  The bottom shelf has been painted in a pale pink to bring in a nice contrasting colour.  The table has been distressed to give it some character and to create a shabby chic look. - See more at: http://www.artesense.co.za/pSKU162/Shabby-Chic-Distressed-WoodenTable.aspx#sthash.kKhK6lbu.dpuf

This solid wood table is made from oak wood with a small open carving in each of the panels. It has been restored with chalk paint in light grey. The bottom shelf has been painted in a pale pink to bring in a nice contrasting colour. The table has been distressed to give it some character and to create a shabby chic look. - See more at: http://www.artesense.co.za/pSKU162/Shabby-Chic-Distressed-WoodenTable.aspx#sthash.kKhK6lbu.dpuf

An old worn little chest of drawers brought back to life with chalk paint, antique floral paper decoupaged onto the drawers, distressed and finished off with round crystal handles. Stunning!

An old worn little chest of drawers brought back to life with chalk paint, antique floral paper decoupaged onto the drawers, distressed and finished off with round crystal handles.

Close up of distressed side table in Annie Sloan Provence blue chalk paint.

Close up of distressed side table in Annie Sloan Provence blue chalk paint.

Side view of distressed side table, in Annie Sloan Provence blue chalk paint.

Side view of distressed side table, in Annie Sloan Provence blue chalk paint.

Close up of 'lace' paper and cut out flowers decoupaged onto drawer front. Stunning!  Now just for the crystal handle.....

Close up of 'lace' paper and cut out flowers decoupaged onto drawer front. Now just for the crystal handle.

Little Red Kist BEFORE

Little Red Kist BEFORE

Me sanding away to get that lovely distressed look.  I wanted my table to have a rustic vintage look and feel.

Me sanding away to get that lovely distressed look. I wanted my table to have a rustic vintage look and feel.

I used Annie Sloan chalk paint for these pieces, simply because it required very little sanding and no priming! Yay.

I used Annie Sloan chalk paint for these pieces, simply because it required very little sanding and no priming!

My Annie Sloan Pure Bristle Paintbrush No.12.  My husband said I must buy it :)

My Annie Sloan Pure Bristle Paintbrush My husband said I must buy it :)

This beautiful little table can have various uses such as a display table or even a bedside table.  If used as a display table, a large ginger jar, an orchid or a large vase with flowers can be placed on top. The bottom shelf can also be used for display of coffee table books or other favourite books. - SHOP ONLINE See more at: http://www.artesense.co.za/pSKU162/Shabby-Chic-Distressed-WoodenTable.aspx#sthash.kKhK6lbu.dpuf

This beautiful little table can have various uses such as a display table or even a bedside table. If used as a display table, a large ginger jar, an orchid or a large vase with flowers can be placed on top. The bottom shelf can also be used for display of coffee table books or other favourite books. - SHOP ONLINE See more at: http://www.artesense.co.za/pSKU162/Shabby-Chic-Distressed-WoodenTable.aspx#sthash.kKhK6lbu.dpuf

I have 2 of these!  Sold as a pair or individually. Shop online with ArtEsense http://www.artesense.co.za/pSKU163/Shabby-Chic-Wooden-Chest-of-Drawers.aspx  Since these are small little chest of drawers, and come as a pair, they can be used as bedside tables alongside a large high-set bed.  Alternatively they can be used for display in a bedroom or any other room in the home. - See more at: http://www.artesense.co.za/pSKU163/Shabby-Chic-Wooden-Chest-of-Drawers.aspx#sthash.Dg9iTRRd.dpuf

I have 2 of these! Sold as a pair or individually. Shop online with ArtEsense http://www.artesense.co.za/pSKU163/Shabby-Chic-Wooden-Chest-of-Drawers.aspx Since these are small little chest of drawers, and come as a pair, they can be used as bedside tables alongside a large high-set bed. Alternatively they can be used for display in a bedroom or any other room in the home. - See more at: http://www.artesense.co.za/pSKU163/Shabby-Chic-Wooden-Chest-of-Drawers.aspx#sthash.Dg9iTRRd.dpuf

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