Do It Yourself Projects

French Vintage ‘Grain Sack’ Coffee Table


Today I thought that I would share one of my latest creations. I picked up this sweet little coffee table not long ago for a steal. And I knew that it wouldn’t take much to make it look awesome. The piece was solid and needed no repairs, HURRAH!!

This is it at home before working on it 🙂

Country Coffee Table BEFORE

A lovely lady I know from Dandelion Wood – a stall at the Daylesford Mill Markets sent me a sample of the Websters Chalk Paint Powder to try, so I decided that this would be the perfect piece for it. A while ago I went nuts buying sample pots of latex paint and they have sat in storage ever since, so I had quite an array of colours to choose from. I decided that for this piece I wanted to try an antique ‘grain sack’ style colour and graphic. So I chose a soft faded denim colour and a warm beige as my two colours for this piece.

With Websters Chalk Paint Powder you have to mix the powder with water and add it your paint. I painted the entire piece in a base coat of the faded denim blue colour first. This already looked lovely. The paint dried fairly fast which is great. I wanted to do some stripes on the table like the ones on antique french grain sack linen. I used Frog Tape and a thinner strip of sticky tape and stuck them to the table on either side at the same intervals (one fat strip and one thin strip on either side).

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Now for the top coat!! I painted the entire piece in the warm beige colour and then let it dry. Once the top coat had dry I peeled the tape off (holding my breath) and it came off really well leaving perfect neat stripes. I had already chose a French Grain Sack graphic from the trusty Graphics Fairy. Using the carbon paper method I transferred the image to the top of the table and hand painted over it.

A bit of distressing, some light and dark wax and it was done!! I really really love the look of this piece, the colour combo and the graphic. If I had room for it then I would keep it. But alas it is for sale and looking for the perfect home 🙂

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