I started by painting the base with a mix of equal parts of Florence and Antibes Green. Once the paint dried I lightly distressed the table using a scotch brite scouring pad. I chose to use the scotch brite over sand paper because even when I used 1000 grit it was taking off the original finish, going down to the bare wood. Then Clear Wax was applied.
For the top of the table, I painted the entire top of the table with Graphite. Once the paint dried, I taped off the sections I wanted to paint white. I applied 2 coats of Pure White. After the paint dried I sanded the top and distressed the edges of the table with 500 grit sand paper. Clear wax was applied first, followed by Dark Wax.
When Shelley was in high school she entered into a program redoing furniture for a silent auction. Little did she know that this was a creative outlet that would stay with her for years. She still creates beautiful pieces of furniture but doesn't miss the sanding and priming of old techniques. Shelley's pieces are usually more neutral but enjoys a little color now and then. Her favorite Annie Sloan color is Duck Egg Blue.