Here is what I started with:
Lots of deep dents and scratches, shredded veneer, but with a little TLC and paint look at her now...
A better picture of the paint colors below; in some lighting it looks more gray, and then more cream in others.
Check out her legs!!!
I ended up stripping off all of the damages veneer and I might add that I didn't do a very good job of it. That sucker was adhered so tight that I had to chisel in a few places and damaged the top even further.
Lots of sanding and lots of patience later I was able to turn the table into what I think looks like a well loved old heirloom farmhouse table that you may find in a quaint little family owned french bakery!
I painted/dry brushed the table in various layers of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Gray and "oops" paint from Behr in a light cream.
I added the stencil for the finishing touch:
Le Petit Gateau
The French Bakery
Forealquier Country Provence
The Little Cake
I shared a step by step tutorial on how I painted the stencil and where you too can purchase the same IN THIS POST.
It was super easy!
Now that I am hungry, I am going to grab a french roll and take a look at my blogger friends' projects. Come join me!