Postcard from Paris

Your Hidden Gem

I only have a before pic of the table primed. This table was damaged, scratched, it was wet from a leak in the attic of our old storage barn. It's been up in the attic for a while along other garage finds that I plan on redoing. I had forgotten about it.

Describe your Transformation

Cleaned and repaired damaged leg and sanded out scratches. Sanded lightly, primed & painted the entire table with some left over teal/aqua paint. Sanded lightly again. Applied furniture mod podge to top of table. Used a damp rag to smooth out glue and air pockets. Let dry then distressed the table sanding lightly and heavily in random places along the legs and outer edges of table top. I then stained the entire piece in dark walnut wiping up excess. This process made the distressing pop. I the applied 4 coats of polyurethane sanding lightly between applications.

Rust-Oleum Products?

I used Rust-oleum polyurethane and chalked paint and stain

Other Products

Paint brushes, steel wool, sanding pads from


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