Transform an Old-Fashioned Shabby Chic Side Table

by | Jan 28, 2021 | How to give an antique look, How to use wax?, Side furniture | 0 comments

I bought this little table a few years ago for our chalet. I loved the details of the flowers around the table and the legs, but on the other hand I found that it was a little dull and clashed with the rest of the decor … So, I have my brushes and I’m ready for this bright little end of week transformation that is bound to look beautiful in my chalet !

side table


List of products used

  • Gentle cleanser
  • Paint colour Vintage Cream
  • Antique Brown Wax
  • Soft cloth
  • 16 mm Wax brush
  • Round paint brush 
side table

First step: Preparation


I started by cleaning the table well with Colorantic Cleaner and Varnish Remover to make sure to remove any dust and grease residue from any fingerprints.


Second step: Paint

 I applied my Colorantic colour Vintage Cream paint all over and let it dry (about 30 min to 1 hour. The fact that it dries quickly, is really convenient. Then I then applied a second coat.


 Third step: Protection

I applied my Natural beewax with a short bristle brush and applied it all over, to make sure it will be easy to work with the darker one and make it easier to make corrections if needed. I let it dry until the next day.


Fourth step : Finishing Touch


For the application of the brown wax, I used a second short-haired brush (because I do not mix the brushes for the light and dark wax colours) …. I put it everywhere adding a little more product where there was the flower detail, because I really wanted to give it depth. Then I wiped off the excess with my cloth and I adjusted more or less according to the look I wanted to give to my table!

Shabby chic side table

A nice quick project that gives a superb result.

Note that the wax takes a few days to harden properly. It will be dry to the touch after about 48 hours but wait a good week to a month before using a damp cloth to clean!

Eve Taillefer


Eve Taillefer

Eve Taillefer - Designer and DIY Furniture Restorer for Colorantic


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