Pedestal Table With Weathered Finish

Pedestal Table With Weathered Finish
It's that time of month again… time for a Furniture Refresh blog hop and this month's theme is "WEATHERED" You know I love Patina so when I thought of weathered I envisioned a greyish brown finish that wood out in the elements gets…

This piece was what I chose to refresh…  a pedestal table that I had bought for $5 at an Antique Mall where I had once had a booth. it wasn't the best made table, but for 5 bucks, I figured I could work with it. The top was very bowed in the middle and so I had begun by adding a few layers of homemade gesso to the top in the hopes of making it more level. I then painted the whole thing in "Blackberry House" baked bread (white). It had sat like this for more than a year so now it was time to finally finish it.

So I began my attempt at a weathered finish with a coat of a medium grey chalk paint (Waverly) from Walmart and then mixed some lighter shades of grey and dry brushed them on in one direction.

It needed some warming up so I brushed on some Valspar Antiquing glaze and wiped off the excess. But then a lot of the contrast was gone and it needed something else...

When I think of weathered wood, I envision a silver sheen on it, so I figured I would try to achieve this by using some leftover silver glaze. I brushed it on in the same direction as my other lines, trying to vary the width for interest.

It's hard to photograph the finish with the light on it, but you can see it a little better in this shot. I was finally happy with the way that it turned out and gathered a few items to accessorize it with. If you like the jar with the feathers you can find the tutorial HERE.

I love how the red and white look on the silvery grey finish of the table. This is my favourite colour palette for Christmas decorating. The table will be going to my booth to hopefully find a new home… but not until I use it as the backdrop for some Christmas projects and vignettes. ;o)



Make sure to check out all of the links below for more "Weathered" furniture inspiration! :o)

Sharing at…

Vintage Charm @ Charm Bracelet Diva
Silver Pernnies Sundays @ Finding Silver Pennies
Something to Talk About @ Spain Hill Farm
Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasures
Amaze Me Mondays @ Dwellings
What's It Wednesdays @ Ivy & Elephants
Before and After Linkup @ Thrifty Decor Chick
Swing into Spring @ DIY by Design
Talented Tuesdays @ Home Remedies
Dream Create Inspire @ Vintage Refined
From Dream to Reality @ The DIY dreamer
Swing into Spring @ DIY by Design
Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style
Creative Spark @ Weekend Craft
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Share Your Style @ Common Ground
Feathered Nest Fridays @ French Country Cottage
Creativity Unleashed @ Practically Functional
Fridays Unfolded @ Nancherrow
Shabbilicous Fridays @ The Shabby Art Boutique
Inspiration Friday @ The Painted Drawer
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
A morning Cup of Joe @ The Cottage Market
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
DIY Inspired @ The Girl Creative
Anything Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Upcycled Link Party @ Funky Junk Interiors
Saturday Sparks @ Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time @ One More Time Events
Sundays at Home @ Thoughts From Alice
Inspiration Monday @ Redhead Can Decorate
Inspire Me Monday @ Sand  and Sisal
The Scoop @ Stone Gable
Creative Spark @ Two Purple Couches


  1. Lucy this came out just beautiful! Love the techniques you used to accomplish such a great piece.

  2. I love the top on this with the lines on it, that color is gorgeous!

  3. Love this piece Lucy! It turned out beautifully!

  4. Beautiful work, Lucy. Love how you just kept layering and layering to get the look you wanted. The eye of a true artist. Kudos! Linking you up to my site now.

  5. YES! I want to come have breakfast at that table :)

  6. So pretty - I think you achieved an amazing weathered effect! Nice job friend :)

  7. I really like your weathered finish-nice one!

  8. This turned out really great. I like the grey on table. It is a welcome change from the white. Those layers really give it depth and make such a difference.

  9. Looks like all your projects are catching my eye at Cindy's party today. All your work was worth it -- the table is just beautiful! Take care, Cynthia