Primitive Petite Wooden Table

My post today is short and sweet.

I painted this primitive table in CeCe Caldwell’s all natural Georgia Clay and sealed it with dark wax.

I stripped and refinished the top to clean it up yet chose to leave the dings and marks that tell the story and create the character of an old piece like this.  I’m capable of making pieces look brand new, but that’s not the look I’m usually after.  Anyone can go to a furniture store and buy something right off the assembly line.  That’s not the look I’m going for.
I really wanted to celebrate the charm of this older piece so I went straight over the paint with dark wax to really age the fresh coat of paint.  I love how it turned out.
See how the dark wax pops all the texture and details of the paint?  LOVE
I love this table.  There’s something that makes it feel really special to me.  It’s not just any old accent table, it’s a piece of art because of how it was designed and all the years of love that went into making it what it is today.
This piece is available; click here for more information.
CeCe Caldwell’s Wax truly is the best wax for painted furniture.  It’s made and manufactured right here in the USA and is sweeping our nation like wild fire!  So… what are you waiting for?

If you’re interested in trying CeCe Caldwell’s amazing paint and wax you can order it through my online shop here.  You’ll also find it in West Michigan at our Shizzle Design booth in Not So Shabby Antiques &amp ; Fine Furniture, 114 E. Main Ave., Zeeland, MI directions here.  You’ll find our display along side all our painted furniture and home decor.  

I spend a large chunk of time painting custom pieces for clients.  If you have a piece of furniture you would like painted, let me know.  Our current pieces for sale can be seen here.  It changes frequently but I do my best to mark things as sold once they’re gone.

A hui hou! ~ Shelly

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14 Replies to “Primitive Petite Wooden Table”

  1. I love the character of that table. I just tried the clear wax for the first time yesterday. It is just as you said…amazing! No stickiness just great silkiness. I’m so happy to find a wax that works. Do you use clear wax before the dark wax? Any idea when you will get the new CeCe colors? I can’t wait to try the Traverse City Cherry?

    1. Hi Carol,

      I’m so glad you love it. I was skeptical before I tried it too because I had tried so many other brands who claimed to be but weren’t. When I use CeCe’s Aging Wax, I just go for it. You don’t have to mix it with other things or mess around trying to correct it if it was put on too thick. She created it to go on perfectly just the way it is. I just go a shipment in Saturday and I’ve already almost completely sold out of both the Light and the Dark Aging Waxes!

  2. This piece came out wonderfully! I am so glad you didn’t try to make it look “new” it is beautiful the way it is. This was made when people took pride in craftsmanship and made things to last. That CeCe’s wax did wonders for the piece. Great job.

  3. Shelly, I love that table, it reminds me of Maine and the little furniture ‘goodies’ you could find.
    In Florida, not so much.
    You are the girl!!!
    Is there a difference between the regular waxs, and the ones you are callin Aging Wax?

    1. Thanx Faye!

      The aging waxes are different than the clear wax. They are natural but designed with a different combination of ingredients and have pigments in them which create their color. They definitely look different than your typical dark wax, almost like melted chocolate when you see it in the can, but as soon as you start to apply them, you’ll see they are more translucent; just the right coloring to give your piece that aged look.

      You don’t have to wrestle around with it or pull out your hair out trying to get it right. CeCe wanted a product that was easy to use without having to thin it out with something else or doing hours and hours of buffing… Just be sure to mix up the aging waxes really well before you use it the first time to make sure the pigment is evenly distributed. Have fun painting!!!

      Take Care, Shelly

  4. I just know your coffee table transformed to ottoman will look great. The paisley fabric you chose is gorgeous and I like the chunky look to the legs after you shortened them(more stable too). Can’t wait to see the finished product!

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