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Hand Built Entry Table

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Hand Built Entry Table
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Hand Built Entry Table

designed by Regina Davis

Dress up an entryway with this table cloaked in Americana Decor® Chalky Finish paint.

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Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Inheritance (ADC12)
  • Lace (ADC02)

Americana Decor® Crème Waxes

  • Clear (ADM01)

Other supplies

  • sandpaper
  • paintbrush
  • pencil
  • screwdriver
  • wood glue
  • wood filler (optional)
  • drawer pull (3: of choice)
  • stencil (of choice)
  • jigsaw (or scroll saw)
  • plywood (1/4")
  • nail gun
  • drill and drill bits
  • wood (2" x 4")
  • support brackets (1 x 4; 2 x 2)


  1. Build the table according to the attached plans. Make sure the wood surface is clean and dry.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint everything except the top of the table using Lace. Let dry. Apply a second coat, if desired.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint the sides and top of the table using Inheritance. Let dry.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Stencil the tabletop with the desired stencil pattern using Lace. (We used a herringbone stencil.) Let dry.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Once the paint is dry to the touch, lay down the opposite side of the stencil and paint inside the stencil areas using Lace.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Continue until you reach the end of the tabletop. Let dry.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Using sandpaper, sand down all the painted areas to distress. Wax all the painted areas using a Clear Crème Wax.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Remove the drawers (mark so you know which one goes in which space) and mark for the drawer pulls using a pencil. Measure again, just to be sure.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Pre-drill holes for the drawer pulls.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Attach the drawer pulls using a screwdriver.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Attach the tabletop and return the drawers to their spaces.
    Step 10 Example
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