Heirloom Table

In Tutorials by Jani Moore

We found this gorgeous “grandma’s table” that needed to be showcased but it had some chipping and water stains on the top. A layer of paint and some love is all it needed to bring it back to life and allow it to be a part of the family again!

For this project we used:



Use 400 grit sandpaper on any chipped or rough edges before starting. Clean the wood with Amy Howard at Home® Clean Slate™ and a clean lint-free rag. Let fully dry.


Use painters tape to tape off areas that you do not want painted, here we chose to leave the legs unpainted for some contrast.


Using and the Amy Howard at Home© flat brush load just the tip with your color choice of Amy Howard at Home ® One Step paint, here we chose the color Atelier, and offload any excess paint onto the edge of the can. With long clean strokes apply a thin layer of paint onto the entirety of your project. Overlap each stroke to smooth out the previous stroke.


Allow each application to dry for at least 30 minutes and then repeat the painting and drying process until full coverage is obtained. With some surfaces you may need to sand with a 1000 grit sandpaper between coats to smooth raised paint stroke marks. Allow to dry for a couple of hours.


Apply the Amy Howard at Home Furniture Tonic to a lint free cotton rag and rub a thin layer over the unpainted wooden areas to bring the wood back to life.


Now apply a thin coat of Amy Howard at Home ® Mind your own Beeswax to the entire surface of your painted project using a clean lint-free cotton rag. Allow 15-20 minutes to come to tack, then buff with a clean lint-free rag.

Enjoy the Bragging Rights™!