White furniture, especially if the paint is white, white is kind of blah without some kind of special finish.
HOW TO MAKE WHITE PAINT LOOK OLD
PAINT THE TABLE
The Just Duckie color from Miss Lillian’s No-Wax Chock Paint I’m addicted to was my color choice for the tabletop. That was the plan but after painting the top blue I decided white was a better contrast to the base of the table.
DISTRESS THE PAINT
Next, I distressed the white paint just a bit using my favorite 3M flexible sandpaper. I like to use a power sander for distressing paint but I have more control when by hand using a small piece of sandpaper.
To age the white paint I used Caromal Colours Toner. This is one of my favorite DIY products. The process to make any paint color look old is as simple as brushing the toner onto the paint and then wiping it off with a damp rag until you get the desired effect.
The table top turned out great and I’m glad I didn’t paint the base. It’s not perfect but that’s okay…..because the table is old and the little imperfections add character.
HOW TO MAKE WHITE PAINT LOOK OLD THE EASY WAY
I went through my hardware stash and found some less ornate pulls. I think they will go with the new paint and the new look better than the original hardware.