My name is Becky and I like paint. I like to play with it and try new colors, I like to use it in new ways and color my world (and others') happy with it.
I used a subtle paint finish on this table. By subtle, I mean the colors under the main color are not screamming at you. It is not greatly distressed, just hints that there are other colors under the French linen.
The table started as this oak one--thankfully no high gloss finish on it. I love using a shabby, bristley brush that will leave some texture.
I painted it green, a light, streaky coat,
and then blue over that. Use the color you most want to see peeking out on the top, in the case the blue.
I then applied a willy nilly coat of Annie Sloan French linen--covering most of the blue and green.
When it was dry (and it didn't take long), I distressed lightly by hand using 220 grit sandpaper.
I let more of the color show through on the sides and legs.
I used a dark and light wax mixture on top to protect the piece and add a little depth.
This look is a cleaner, more modern distressed look--great for those who don't love shabby, chippy.