I have always had a thing for old tape measures and wanted to somehow apply it to a piece of furniture that needed some lovin!! Who am I kidding…. I have a thing for allllll old things! Sharing how I transformed a dated side table into a Tape Measure Side Table.
Antiquing Mix – To make your own Antiquing Mix, mix equal parts of Jo Sonja Clear glaze medium and Jo Sonja Raw Umber paint into an old jar and shake to combine.
Wipe on Poly and wax
Step 1 – Print the tape measure out onto thick A4 cardboard and cut off any white bits of card that show. If you’re not steady with a pair of scissors (like me) I recommend that you use a paper cutter to get a nice straight edge!
Step 2 – Paint using the Milk Coloured Chalkpaint onto the table top and then mint onto the backboard and legs.
Step 3 – Using a sander 120 grit distress quite heavily letting the wood and the stain underneath come through.
Step 4 – Apply the antiquing mix to the entire table using a soft lint-free cloth that is slightly damp. I love the effect of the streaks that this method leaves behind and how it becomes old looking right before your very eyes.
Step 5 – Make sure when applying the Vintage Tape Measure that the stain is completely dried because when applying the Mod Podge you don’t want to remove the gorgeous Antique stain! Apply a large amount of Mod Podge to the table top, A4 size amount at a time and then to the back of the card stock. Apply each A4 sheet one at a time, ensuring that you burnished each piece of card one at a time to remove any air bubbles.
Step 6 – Once the Mod Podge is dry, apply the wipe on poly to seal to the table top. For the rest of the table, I used wax.
I finished the side table just in time for Fathers Day Market at Belgenny Farm, that’s the reason for the Father’s Day message on the Chalk Board!
As always it was such a pleasure watching this sweet table come back to life! But most of all I love seeing my creations all happy in my lovely customers home!
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