Union Jack was found at a Goodwill Store in Fishers, IN. It was decorated with pink and green glued buttons and painted a creamy buttermilk color. I took one look at the beautiful legs and unique height and knew it was my next project. I picked it up and headed straight for the checkout!
After staring at the table for several hours and scanning Pinterest, I decided to give it new life by painting it red and utilizing an old Union Jack pattern on the top. It would be the perfect transformation.
The old buttons and glue were removed, and the finish sanded. Annie Sloan Emperor’s Silk Red was the chosen color for the main body. The pattern was taped on the top and layers of Old White, more red and Napoleonic Blue were added. After the layers had dried, the entire table was distressed by sanding and sealing with a dark wax. I loved the smooth finished top and so excited to see how nice the chalk paint sanding revealed the pretty wood finish underneath.