I have been doing a little furniture painting and here's a couple of projects I have just completed. I bought the table below back in 2010 at Goodwill. The price was $5 but it gets better. When at the woman at the checkout pulled off the tag some of the finish came off and I uttered an "Oh". She then said "How about $2?' and I said Sold. So I was going to paint it because the wood was nothing special and I already had too much brown in the room it was in. But I could never get myself to commit to a color until now.
Then I found the Annie Sloan paint in the color Arles. I am really liking a bit of golden yellow lately and this seems just right. It seems to go with everything. Love this table now and I am glad I waited until I found a color I love. I used the clear wax followed by the tinted wax and I love how it ended up.
Then a little background story on a coffee table I had at my camp. We had a table there that I found but it had a problem. It's legs were cantlevered out and it quickly got labeled the toe breaker. I am pretty sure I broke my toe on it early this summer. Several people kicked that darn table and when one of my grandsons got hurt on it I decided it had to go. So I found this round table which is ok. I'm not totally in love with it and I think it's actually a side table but it was a good height so I bought it in a shop near my camp that has a lot of furniture that gets paint and distressing. Unfortunately the distressing on the table was pretty bad. My husband said it looked like it had been dragged behind a car. So I painted it again.
I painted it in Annie Sloan Old White with clear and tinted wax finish. Much better. No more broken toes!