This demilune table makeover is one of my favorites!
Approximately fifteen years ago, I bought a pretty little demilune table at market. Although it wasn’t an antique, I fell in love with it’s half mooned shape and carved details.
It’s wall-hugging design, with no corners to bump into, made it the perfect size for small spaces.
Over the years, it’s become a bit worn with some of the faux painted finish coming off, so I decided to give it a much needed makeover using my favorite paint, Pure & Original Classico and Marrakech Paint.
Our demilune table has always sat in the family room underneath our antique French church board. This 19th c. church board still retains much of its original gilding and rich blue paint, and those colors were my inspiration for the demilune makeover.
This is what the table looked like before I started painting.
Using my favorite paint, Pure & Original Classico, in colors of Steel Blue, Polar Blue, and Tin Kettle,
I layered the colors to give it depth and patina.
I started with a base layer of Steel Blue, then layered a thin wash of Polar Blue, and added Tin Kettle for highlights.
On the legs, I used Steel Blue only.
For the top, I wanted it to resemble stone or marble.
To achieve this I used Pure & Original Marrakech Wall Paint in color Apple Blossom.
Marrakech is a new revolutionary, heavy bodied paint that creates the appearance of Venetian plaster walls, resembling stone or marble.
This was the first time that I’ve played with Marrakech paint, and I was a bit nervous about the application process. I’m not completely sure I applied it exactly the way it was instructed, however I love the end result!
Adding some “age related” patina to the base was easy using our homemade glaze.
Then I wet distressed the base in a few places to bring out the layers underneath.
To highlight the carved details, I used Rub n Buff in Gold Leaf.
The Marrakech paint on the top is the pièce de résistance, giving it the marble look I was going for.
When everything was dried and cured, I finished it with Pure & Original’s liquid Italian Wax.
Ya’ll, I’m obsessed with this wax!
It is so easy to use and creates a gorgeous satiny finish!
Now, our little demilune is finished and back in its place under our old French church board.
I love how the colors compliment each other, and the new paint has breathed new life into this table.
Have you made over an old piece of furniture lately? Have you tried the Pure & Original Classico paint? It’s fabulous!
(Pure & Original supplied the paint for this project. All opinions are 100% my own. See our full disclosure policy HERE.)