Have you ever tried wet distressing to reveal a different paint color beneath your top coat? Faye from Farm Life Best Life tested out this fun, shabby chic technique on this table and chair set with Cranberry Sauce and Liquorice!

I found this adorable vintage table n’ chair set online, and I just had to have it! Although years back this set would have been used as a ‘telephone table’, today it can be used as a versatile and most-charming decor accent in any home! And let’s face it — not many still have a landline telephone in their home! BUT that shouldn’t end the life of this enchanting set— rather, let’s restore it!

A Table N' Chair for Your Love & Dreams #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #table #black #distressed #red #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

You know what’s REALLY fun about restoring pieces for others?! That I can safely step outside of my comfort zone and experiment with colours that I normally wouldn’t! And that’s EXACTLY what I did with this lil’ set… and I’m delighted by how it turned out, and I’ll most definitely use these colours on more pieces in the future!

My non-comfort-zone, but oh so exhilarating process went like this:

  • Sanded down both pieces of set to remove as much of the dreadful gold paint that I could (unfortunately it was covered in this nasty choice of colour)
  • Applied 2 coats of Country Chic Paint’s ‘All-In-One Decor Paint’ in the most vibrant and pretty red colour ‘Cranberry Sauce’ — let dry overnight
  • Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint’s ‘All-In-One Decor Paint’ in the colour ‘Liquorice’ — let dry for 30 minutes
  • Wet distressed both pieces of set (this step brought the red ‘Cranberry Sauce’ colour out from beneath the black ‘Liquorice’ colour… a new technique that I soooo loved the result of)
  • Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint’s ‘Natural Wax’ to the body

A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love & dreams. This charming lil’ table n’ chair is sure to bring MUCH love and beautiful dreams to your home! Pull out the chair, have a seat… love like the wind, and dream like they will all come true!

A Table N' Chair for Your Love & Dreams #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #table #black #distressed #red #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

A Table N' Chair for Your Love & Dreams #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #table #black #distressed #red #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

A Table N' Chair for Your Love & Dreams #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #table #black #distressed #red #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

A Table N' Chair for Your Love & Dreams #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #table #black #distressed #red #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

A Table N' Chair for Your Love & Dreams #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #table #black #distressed #red #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

A Table N' Chair for Your Love & Dreams #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #table #black #distressed #red #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

A Table N' Chair for Your Love & Dreams #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #table #black #distressed #red #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

A Table N' Chair for Your Love & Dreams #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #table #black #distressed #red #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

A Table N' Chair for Your Love & Dreams #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #table #black #distressed #red #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

A Table N' Chair for Your Love & Dreams #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #table #black #distressed #red #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I hope you visit again! My #farmlifebestlife awaits more simple living, generous loving and constant learning — graced with an abundance of country chic character and sweet imperfections, both for me and for YOU! ❤




Faye {Farm Life Best Life}

Hi I’m Faye ~ Farm Wife, Mom, full-time Web Designer, part-time Shabby Farm House Chic Furniture Restorer. I have been blessed with a life of simple living, generous loving and constant learning. I spend my late nights (and every spare moment I can find) restoring furniture that’s been left and forgotten, is in need of much love, and most definitely can have a new life. Filling our home, and creating pieces for YOU with country chic character and sweet imperfections is a delightful and charming way for me to make time to relax and unwind, and heightens my creativity! ❤

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