Here are before pictures of my kitchen table. I was reading about this Grey washing technique and wanted to try. The table doesn't look so bad in the photos but the top had taken a beating and all scratched up so I knew I had to do something other than cover it up with a tablecloth
I was also tired of the green paint on the bottom
I have 6 chairs like this so I decided to paint 5 of them since only 4-5 chairs fit at the same time
So....I sanded and sanded with a little help from a De-glosser, then I mixed up some MyColor paint from Lowe's- white and grey with a little bit of glaze in it and water and started working...after one coat and sanding down I wasn't happy at all....it kinda looked a little bit more weathered than I wanted- I think this technique probably works best on very dark wood.
Lucky for me I had a liter of Annie Sloan white paint in my cabinet and ready to be used...
With chalk paint you don't have to sand before you paint, it's a little bit more expensive than regular paint but you save on the primer and time, plus it lasts really well.
The table got another coat and a sanding and this morning I did the chairs.
I decided to add some polycrylic on the tabletop for better cleaning as well as the seats of the chairs.
Here is the table in between coats of the Polycrylic. I probably did 3 thin coats and after it was dry I waxed a little bit....not sure why just felt like I had to do it...LOL
The green still shines through but I like it. It's the weathered shabby look I was looking for
I am happy with the outcome and it looks great in the room!
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