Grey Planked Table with Chocolate Accents {Themed Furniture Makeover Day}

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Good morning! Today I’m excited to be participating in Themed Furniture Makeover Day with the DIY Furniture Girls! It’s a wonderful group of very talented furniture builders and painters, and I’m thrilled to join them this month 🙂

The theme for February is Inspired by Chocolate. For my piece, I decided to tackle an occasional table I picked up for free at a garage sale last summer (the same garage sale where I found another of my favorite tables – it was a real gold mine!)

The table originally had a marble top that was incredibly heavy and outdated, not to mention it kept falling off, but I had other plans in mind to make it functional again.

It was also missing one of its medallion accents. The poor thing had definitely seen better days.

Luckily, I was able to create a replacement with a bit of ingenuity (I’ll be sharing how I did it next week, so stay tuned!)

I was fortunate that this table already had some lovely dark chocolate accents that I wanted to preserve. I sealed the center beam with shellac, and after removing the old chipping veneer, I stained the wooden accents on the legs with Java gel stain.

After taping off the wood sections, I painted the rest of the table in DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint in Yesteryear, followed with some highlights in a pure white color called Everlasting.

Now for the top. I had always envisioned replacing the marble with wood planks, and with the help of a new jigsaw, I was able to cut them accurately on the first go! Can you tell I’m proud of myself? 🙂

I gave the planks a coat of gel stain to match the rest of the wood, and sealed with polyurethane. The rest of the table was finished off with clear and dark wax.

I love the way it all came together!

 

Be sure to check out the other chocolate-inspired makeovers for the month below!

More table transformations:

https://anastasiavintage.com/nightstand-makeover-in-general-finishes-chalk-style-paint-the-fab-furniture-flippin-contest/

https://anastasiavintage.com/les-petites-tables-francaises-the-little-french-tables/

https://anastasiavintage.com/elegant-empire-table-makeover-furniture-refresh/

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