Hand Built Entry Table

Hand Built Entry Table

Posted by DecoArt on Jun 20th 2017

Dress up an entryway with this table cloaked in Americana Decor® Chalky Finish paint.


    • sandpaper
    • paintbrush
    • pencil
    • screwdriver
    • wood glue
    • wood filler
    • drawer pull
    • stencil
    • jigsaw
    • plywood
    • nail gun
    • drill and drill bits
    • wood
    • support brackets


    1. Build the table according to the attached plans. Make sure the wood surface is clean and dry.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Paint everything except the top of the table using Lace. Let dry. Apply a second coat, if desired.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Paint the sides and top of the table using Inheritance. Let dry.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Stencil the tabletop with the desired stencil pattern using Lace. (We used a herringbone stencil.) Let dry.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Once the paint is dry to the touch, lay down the opposite side of the stencil and paint inside the stencil areas using Lace.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Continue until you reach the end of the tabletop. Let dry.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Using sandpaper, sand down all the painted areas to distress. Wax all the painted areas using a Clear Crème Wax.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Remove the drawers (mark so you know which one goes in which space) and mark for the drawer pulls using a pencil. Measure again, just to be sure.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Pre-drill holes for the drawer pulls.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Attach the drawer pulls using a screwdriver.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Attach the tabletop and return the drawers to their spaces.
    22. Instruction #11


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