We've been working at the shop a bit and I'd like to share a project we did.
This sofa table had great bones, but was in very rough shape. The top was scratched, inlay was coming up and it had a couple of gouges. We tried using a textured wallpaper and painting it, but it didn't stick. So we decided to give it a Rustic finish. First coat was Paris Grey all over and second coat was Old Ochre. We used a very heavy coat of Paris Grey on the top of the table to get lots of brush stroke texture, and while the paint was wet, we dusted the top very heavily with sawdust (we learned this in NC at Training). Let it dry, dusted off the excess, lightly sanded (to remove loose dust), and then painted over with Old Ochre. We let it dry and then sanded the top a bit to remove excess. Then we clear waxed the whole table, lightly distressing, and then dark waxed over that. And we might say, it really turned out great. Love the legs! What do you think?