How to Refinish a Wood Table Top for a Shabby Chic Look

Furniture, Painting

This Shabby Chic dining table DIY leaves you wanting more shabby chic furniture around.

DIY shabby chic dining table :: FineCraftGuild.com
This vintage table reminds of old Italian church floors, tiles in old Spanish colonial kitchens, and other wonderfully-well-worn decor that shows the beautiful patina of time.

How to Refinish a Wood Table Top

The DIY Tutorial

To create this shabby chic table, it is first painted. Then stenciled. Then distressed. Then waxed, cuddled, and photographed (wink)). I love the interim-result of the contrasting cream-colored stencil pattern on the dining table. But I realize it would be far too busy for practical home decorating. (Unless you have a plain, tidy, monochromatic room).

Shabby Chic Dining Table DIY

That’s why Claudine kept working on her vintage dining table. Till it looked like this close-up of her shabby chic stenciled, distressed table

Distressing moved the stencil pattern from contemporary to subtly shabby chic. Like it has always been there…

Besides the stencil design and techniques in Claudine’s furniture makeovers, I like that she uses low VOC paints. It is healthier. I suggest you too use healthier paint. Particularly if you are going to make something for yourself/people who will appreciate your health concerns and will not going paint over it with nasty paint when changing their ‘look’.

P.S. We once owned a round vintage Duncan Phyfe dining table. Same distinct style. Another reason why this project speaks to me. Nostalgia!

DIY Shabby Chic Dining Table

Phases of this Shabby Chic Dining Table DIY, created by Claudine Pender.

Linky Party Feature

This DIY distressed, stenciled table is my feature decor project of last week’s linky party. Claudine recently established a recycled furniture shop in Vancouver, Canada.

She is doing beautiful work at present, which she shares at her blog Restory.ca. Check out the tutorial to make your own shabby chic dining table.

Oh, wait..!!!

Linky Party

But before you go there, do add your own projects to this week’s linky party. Share what you have made. I’d love to see it. This linky coincides with a grow your Google Plus club -blog hop, designed togrow your Google+ followers. We all need that!

For more projects, check out the tag-links below and associated category pages in the right menu. I realize that I need a shabby chic – tag added, which I will do soon. In the meanwhile, check out these project to bring more shabby chic furniture, fun and furnishings into your home:

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