I made this table a few years ago out of a round wood scrap and some stair rail spindles for legs. I did a wood stain on it, after sanding it all smooth, and it was pretty. And I have been unhappy with it ever since. It is blah, and boring. I should have not sanded it, and left it looking more raw. So I decided to remedy the situation, and make it look old, the way it should have been, the way it was meant to be!

First I sanded all the finish and the polyurethane off of it. Then I beat it up. I hammered and nailed it, and gouged it. Now, it was distressed. I love saying something is distressed…
Then I took basic black acrylic paint, and covered it, making sure the holes from the hammering, nailing and gouging were filled. I let it dry a few minutes, then I rubbed it off with a rag. I like the feel of it now, like something you would find at an old antique store. And, if we’re being honest, how perfect is it for Halloween?!

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  1. Miss Mustard Seed on October 19, 2009 at 1:59 am

    What a pretty little table. I noticed you live in the DC area…we lived there for several years (NoVa side.) We moved to south central PA a few years ago, so we're still pretty close. Anyway, nice to see a neighbor on the blogs. Thanks for visiting mine and leaving a comment.

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