Debbie’s table was pretty nice, other than those four giant spots of who knows what.  I had a friend who bought a new kitchen table once, and two days later her husband’s buddy came over and decided to use it as a workbench to affix a taxidermied deer head to a mount. Scratched the heck out of it. You really can’t quite overlook that, no matter how creative your place mat placement is.
(I would have had TWO taxidermied heads after that business).
(Not really.  I don’t condone decapitation).
(Or using deer heads as decor).
Debbie fixed her table up with chalk paint, a five color dry-brushing technique on top, and a distressed stencil on the sides. Now it’s her favorite spot to sit and sip!  Thanks Debbie!



  1. December 1, 2011 / 4:29 PM

    Table looks great!
    My Dad had two goat heads on the wall when I was a kid. We called em Nanny and Billy. Pretty original I know. My friends would get creeped out when they came over – except for one who decided she would take it down and peer it around the corner one day while I was talking on the phone and gazing down the hallway. I screamed words no 13 year old should.

  2. December 1, 2011 / 4:40 PM

    Wow! That is one of the best table re-do’s I’ve seen! The detail is amazing!

  3. December 1, 2011 / 4:55 PM

    Any word on the 5-color dry brushing technique? I have spots like that on my table to, and the “after” is amazing!

  4. December 1, 2011 / 5:16 PM

    WOW! That is very cute. Love it.

  5. December 1, 2011 / 6:52 PM

    Wow! Love the top of this table! Very cool!

  6. December 1, 2011 / 9:25 PM

    I love, love, love the “after”…I need a tutorial on this whole 5 dry-brush technique because I one old desk that would look fantastic if I could pull that off.

  7. December 1, 2011 / 9:41 PM

    WOOOOWWWW! Did that turn out beautifully.

  8. December 1, 2011 / 11:01 PM

    So stunning! I’m surprised there isn’t a link to the original work? We NEED to know how this is done. Hear me? NEED to know!! 🙂

    Thanks for showing us the beauty!

  9. December 2, 2011 / 1:24 AM

    Wow it’s gorgeous, and I can’t wait to hear how to apply the 5 color dry brush technique!

  10. December 2, 2011 / 1:38 AM

    I’m with Stephanie … that’s one of the Best I’ve seen. Beautiful

  11. December 3, 2011 / 4:02 AM

    AH! Prettiest table top ever!!

  12. December 3, 2011 / 3:17 PM

    For the dry brushing I used an art brush and 5 sample paints in eggshell. I made light streaks randomly with the art brush and used a dry paint brush to whisk them in. layers and patience. Let it dry some, come back later and see what you think. You can always add more. After satisfied with the result, let dry and then wax and buff. I used Annie Sloan chalk paint and her clear wax for the base coat and top coat. Hope that helps.

  13. December 3, 2011 / 3:21 PM

    Debbie again…forgot to thank you all for your nice comments. I don’t have a blog and it is nice of Lindsey to post my projects. The affirmation pushes me to try new things.

  14. February 10, 2012 / 4:44 AM

    Debbie – Is the base coat Provence? Love this table & the colors are great? Thanks for sharing!

  15. February 10, 2012 / 4:46 AM

    Thanks for sharing this cute table! Is the base color Provence? I love the colors

  16. Deb K
    March 8, 2012 / 11:56 PM

    I would LOVE to know what fabric Debbie used on the chairs! <3

    dsbntak @ yahoo DOT com

  17. Anonymous
    August 16, 2012 / 5:32 PM

    The base coat is Provence Chalk Paint and the fabric was from JoAnn’s


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