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Distressed Chalky Table Upcycle

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Distressed Chalky Table Upcycle
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Distressed Chalky Table Upcycle

designed by Felicity Greiner

Transform an old, beat up table into a highlight piece for your dining room using Americana Decor Chalky Finishes.

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Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Vintage (ADC17)

Americana Decor® Varnishes

  • Ultra-Matte Varnish (ADM04)

Glues and Adhesives

  • Americana® Wood Filler (DS103)

Other supplies

  • sandpaper
  • flat brush
  • table
  • putty knife
  • hand-sander


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Begin with a table of your choice. This table had a great shape, but needed some work.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Sand the entire table. If needed, apply wood filler and sand once dried. This table had some water damage, so we had to peel off the wood veneer and fill the holes for a smooth surface.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint the entire table in Vintage with a large flat brush.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Once dried, sand to distress the table. Use a hand sander in areas where you can.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Apply a coat of Ultra-Matte Varnish to the entire table.
    Step 4 Example