How To Paint A Table With Furniture Paint

I wanted to start off this blog post telling everyone where I got this gorgeous table, but I’m kinda embarrassed to say that I actually have no clue!!! Please tell me I’m not the only furniture hoarder out there that literally can’t remember where these pieces come from!!!

Anyway, craving a fun DIY project, I grabbed this piece out of my furniture stash to give it a new lease on life with a coat of paint!


When choosing a colour, the first thing I do is pay attention to the current colour the piece is. I do this so when I choose to distress the piece, I can visualize the contrast between the original colour, and the paint colour. In this case, the table is a medium walnut colour. I LOVE the contrast of rich walnut peeking through a light, soft, warm neutral. So,I chose to paint this table with House&Canvas Furniture paint in Sandstone. I lightly, distressed the edges so that beautiful walnut colour pops through.

Before painting this table, I decided to remove the original hardware because it was quite dated. I wanted to use these gold and glass knobs from House&Canvas, so I used wood filler to fill the extra hole left behind from the pull. YOu can read my blog post on how to easily replace a pull for a knob here.

Sandstone is a an off white with a warm, beige undertone. It’s the perfect colour choice when you don’t quite want white-white, and aren’t looking to go with a cool grey. It matches any decor and blends with it’s surrounding colour. I LOVE pairing sandstone with pops of blue/green like Jameson Blue.

I gave this piece 2 coats of Sandstone and let it dry for 30 minutes. I used 180 grit sandpaper to lightly distress the edges and a few spots here and there for an aged, shabby chic look. I finished by applying one coat of clear furniture wax top coat for durability and adding my new fabulous drawer knobs.

I love how this piece turned out! I can’t wait to see it in it’s new home!