"Brit Beach" Union Jack Coffee Table

July 12th, 2012 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
10 users recommend

This table was given to me by a great friend.  It had a bad leg and needed some TLC.  I repaired the leg and used paint stir sticks to make a makeshift "slatboard" surface.  First, I painted the whole piece in an off-white chalk paint and then I masked off the union jack design and went to town with the colors.  It went on great and the tape came up great.  The next to last step was going to town on the distressing -- my favorite part.  After it was all done I gave it some clear wax and then the dark wax for aging.  Buffed and done!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
posted in: member junk, furniture, table, blue, union jack, wax, british, coffee table, british flag, light blue, baby blue, robins egg blue, chalk paint, annie sloan

Comments (6)

snelson4778 writes: Nice paint job Bryan!I love those legs too! Posted: 5:54 am on July 15th
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks Jim! Always good to hear from you. And thanks MakinItHappen! I bought a box of 1,000 paint stirrers a while back. I figured they would all find a home eventually. Ha! Posted: 7:10 am on July 14th
MakinItHappen writes: I'd bet that table never looked better. But where did you get so many sticks? Posted: 9:06 pm on July 12th
JunkArchitect writes: Brian, this really turned out amazing. The paint, distressing and color are perfect.

Posted: 6:58 pm on July 12th
gadgetsponge writes: Hey GyspyBarn! Big fan of yours. It was definitely ASCP. Love that goop! Posted: 6:38 am on July 12th
GypsyBarn writes: BRIAN! Thats BEAUTIFUL!!!! Stir sticks??? Brilliant! Which chalk paint did you use? ASCP? Love it!
Posted: 5:46 am on July 12th
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