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How to Paint a Wooden End Table

See how we gave this ordinary table a shabby chic makeover using a weathering trick — vintage antique wax! 

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Photography: Andrew Ingalls

Source: Martha Stewart


  1. Using the vintage décor brush, apply 2 coats of paint to completely cover the end table in vintage décor paint.
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  2. Sand the edges of the tabletop and legs to reveal the wood underneath.
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  3. With a clean disposable cloth, gently apply small amounts of vintage décor antique wax to the sanded edges in loose streaks. (Tip: dampen the cloth to ease the application.)
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  4. Go back over the edges with a light sanding, only to lighten the color of the antique wax, but not entirely remove. This will create your "vintage" weathered look.
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