Shabby Numbered Nesting Tables

I've had these nesting tables for a while in the garage, but never got around to doing anything with them, until now.  I'm sure I have a "before" photo somewhere .....  Imagine if you will dark stain on all of them and that's it.

They are original old vintage tables and I had planned to sell them, but now ..... :)  They were a bit fragile and 2 legs needed a bit of glue, but otherwise in excellent condition for their age.

They were leaking tannin like no tomorrow so I had to coat them first with Stop Stain, then 3 coats of white chalk paint.

Then I printed off the number stencils on my computer and cut them out.

I decreased the size of the numbers to match the decreasing sizes of the tables.

Then I mixed up some grey acrylic paint and using a sponge brush, stencilled on the numbers.

Then a good sand and distress.  Followed by a good coat of furniture wax.  I love the way it brings out all the curves and corners of the legs.

Yep, they're a keeper. :)

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