Distressed Chalky Finish Parisian Coffee Table

Distressed Chalky Finish Parisian Coffee Table

Posted by DecoArt on Feb 4th 2016

Add drama and a Continental flair to a coffee table with Americana Decor®.


    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • sandpaper
    • ruler
    • soft cloth
    • pencil
    • painter's tape
    • 2" flat brush
    • #3 round brush
    • 1" stencil brush
    • table
    • circle template
    • 4" foam roller
    • coffee table



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Sand any areas on the table, as needed. Wipe down the table surface thoroughly with a damp paper towel. Apply a coat of Vintage with a foam roller to the entire table. Rinse roller. Let the table dry.
    2. With a foam roller, apply a coat of Carbon over the entire table. Allow to dry completely between coats.
    3. Instruction #2
    4. Find the center of the table using a ruler. Position the Americana Decor Parisian Street Stencil in the center and tape into place. Dip the very tip of the stencil brush into Everlasting and swirl gently over the stencil. If needed, dab the brush onto a paper towel to remove excess paint to prevent bleeding under the stencil.
    5. Instruction #3
    6. Use a ruler to draw a 1/4" border around the stenciled design. Use a plate or circular object for the circle on the top of the design.
    7. Instruction #4
    8. Tape off the entire Parisian Street stenciled area using painter's tape.
    9. Instruction #5
    10. With the Americana Decor Distressed Harlequin Stencil and Everlasting, stencil the diamond design across the entire tabletop, starting in the center and working your way out to the sides. Use the last row of diamonds to line up the stencil as you move along the tabletop.
    11. Instruction #6
    12. Remove the painter's tape from the center stencil. Using a small round tip brush, paint the border with Everlasting.
    13. Instruction #7
    14. Using a clean cloth, apply a thin coat of Clear Crème Wax to the table, working it in quickly.
    15. Instruction #8
    16. Distress the table edges, legs, and top, as desired. (The basecoat of Vintage will show through the topcoat of Carbon.)
    17. Instruction #9