Here is the finished product - I'll work backwards to the before piece and the steps I took to create this slightly distressed table for my office/den.
|AFTER - love how well it matches my rug!|
I lightly sanded the table after the two coats had dried but before applying the wax coat. I understand that Annie herself suggests waiting until after applying the wax to do the sanding. I can understand why. Before sealing with the wax, the paint is extremely brittle and "chalky" - so it is very easy to rub too much paint off - which did happen to me in a few places. I would listen to her advice on this step the next time around. I felt, however, that the piece turned out just fine and it was a super quick project!!
Here again - in my home office/den - I like how it breaks up the darker colors and "browns" in the room. A definite step in the right direction!
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