Sofa Table with DIY Grain Sack Stripe

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DIY grain sack stripe sofa table milk paint antique wax liming wax

Here’s a quick before-and-after tutorial of a sofa table I scooped up for $30 (bargained down from $50). There were a few scratches, but nothing a little paint and elbow grease couldn’t take care of.

DIY Grain Sack Stripe Table

BEFORE

DIY sofa table grain sack stripe milk paint antique wax

A few before photosDIY sofa table grain sack stripe milk paint antique wax

Gorgeous details
DIY sofa table grain sack stripe milk paint antique wax

I love the claw feet

PROGRESS Grain Sack Stripe

First, I sanded the top down to level out some of the deep scratches.

DIY sofa table grain sack stripe milk paint antique wax

Then, I used some painters tape to setup a grain sack stripe pattern. One big stripe flanked with two smaller stripes. Then I painted it with shutter gray milk paint.

DIY sofa table grain sack stripe milk paint antique wax

Originally, I hoped to leave the wood as-is and just add a grain sack stripe. I wanted to cover the natural wood color with a liming wax that would give it a sun-bleached look. But after trying, it didn’t have the effect I hoped. I think it works better with raw wood, so either I’d have to sand the heck out of this, or paint it.

DIY sofa table grain sack stripe milk paint antique wax

This looked pretty good, so I didn’t want to paint over it and start over. So, I painted white around the stripes.

 

BLACK AND WHITE

DIY sofa table grain sack stripe milk paint antique wax

I let the white milk paint dry, then lightly sanded the whole top to distress it.

DIY sofa table grain sack stripe milk paint antique wax

I waxed the top with that liming wax, and it basically looks like a clear wax.

AFTER

DIY sofa table grain sack stripe milk paint antique wax

I painted the bottom black, sanded it to bring out the details in the wood, and sealed that with a dark brown antiquing wax.

DIY sofa table grain sack stripe milk paint antique wax

So here’s the finished product!

DIY sofa table grain sack stripe milk paint antique wax

This style of table is great for an entryway or behind a sofa if the back of the sofa if facing out (not against a wall)

DIY sofa table grain sack stripe milk paint antique wax

Distressing details

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Going up for sale soon 😉

 

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