I love things that look old and worn and furniture is no exception. I got this table online for $15.00. I loved the classic lines. It had some water damage and scratches on the top. This before picture actually makes it look better than it really looked.
The places that had water damaged were raised. I needed to sand down the top so it would be smooth.
The next thing I did was prime it. I decided to try Kilz Odorless primer in a spray can. I did NOT like it. It was a weird consistency and it spit out the primer instead of it coming out nice and smooth. I recommend sticking with the original formula in either the can or spray.
I don’t have a picture of it all painted without it sanded down. But I am sure you can use your imagination :)
I used a fine grit sandpaper to distress the table. Either a 150 or 220 grit would work. You are trying to speed up the aging process so think about how it would have naturally been worn down. A flat surface like a table would have worn corners, edges, and legs.
I love this table! I am not sure where I am going to put it :) My house is wall to wall furniture already! I might have to find it a good home.