I moved into my house 2 years ago and had this project on the back burner. I had 2 claw foot end tables with glass on top and wanted something more Beachy Coastal looking so I decided to get this project done once and for all.
I took the glass off the top and then realized that I could also remove the curved wood, which I really didn’t like. My project now had great possibilities.
Here is the table minus the glass and curved wood.
I used an off white chalky paint that I bought from Joanne’s. I gave it 2 coats and did a little light sanding to smooth the paint and then used a heavier sandpaper to create some distressed marks. I then applied two light coats of MINWAX Water Based Polycrylic Satin Finish that I bought from Lowes. You can also use a chalk wax or a different finish if you prefer.
I went to Home Depot and picked up some really nice pine wood planks. I cut them so that they were about 1 inch bigger than the base of my table. I don’t have a circular saw, so I used a hand saw to cut each piece. I placed the planks on my workbench and used another piece of board to make sure they were aligned. I used clamps to hold down the first plank. I took a smaller wood strip and drilled holes before screwing it to the table top.
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