We have a client that has an older and quite large coffee table that they love because their kids use it all of the time. They play on it, color on it, and drive their trucks on it — a true family piece of furniture. Lauren Nicole Designs has just added new upholstered chairs and pillows on the sofa to help tie the room together, so the restored coffee table needs to be updated to fit into the cooler grey tones instead of the traditional browns that they have had for so long. But the table must be finished in a way that will still hold up to all of the lego building, truck racing and other toddler activities that all go down on this table.
To achieve this rustic/old barn look we’ve selected a beautiful technique using Amy Howard’s Toscana Milk Paint over Amy Howard’s One-Step Paint. I did a sample board to show the client what the finished product could look like and of course to make sure we were achieving the desired look. Here’s the process step by step:
The finished sample is now off to the client for their approval before we start on the table itself.
Stay tuned to see another completed restoration from the collaboration of the Client, Designer Lauren Clement of Lauren Nicole Designs and Linda Riddiough of Lila Home.