Our beautiful wood dining table has seen better days. Damaged by paint splatter, dog bite marks and a lack of regular oiling, this table needed some TLC. As much as we adore wood, the heavy table legs were overbearing in the small space the table is positioned in, making the room feel even smaller. Inspired by the French Provincial style, we are gave this table a makeover using two complementary colours – Haymes Trempealeau and Gloomy Sky – while restoring the wood table top.
Step: 1. Sand the table back to remove any old oil or varnish. You may like to start with a coarser grit and move to a finer grit sandpaper to get the best results.
Step 2. Wash the table well using sugar soap and warm water.
Step 3. Once dry, paint the table legs and trimmings in Gloomy Sky. Apply two coats.
Step 4. Paint the recessed panel or any other details you would like to accentuate in Trempealeu, using a small angle brush to get a perfect finish. Apply two coats.
Step 5. Using a cloth, rub furniture oil into the tabletop. We used clear oil but you could use a stain if you prefer a darker wood look.
Voila, in five easy steps you have created a French-inspired table! Why replace furniture when you can repaint and create a unique piece that reflects your personal style? The dark blue/grey legs of the table are much softer on the eye and the table now feels in scale with the room.