Cracklin’ End Table

This is a super simple project for a table that is sturdy yet needs some TLC.

Craft Supplies:tc_crackletable

  • Wood end table
  • Sandpaper
  • Base coat (I used gold.)
  • Crackle medium (Hlide glue or weathered crackle glaze — I used black.)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Polyurethane

Project Instructions:

  1. Prep the table by sanding down the wood. Apply gold base coat (This is what shines through.) Allow to dry 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Once base coat is dry, apply top coat of crackle (Follow directions on label for mixing instructions, if necessary). Paintbrush strokes should be in the same direction. Slowly, the crackle will begin to show through.
  3. Coat with polyurethane.

Completion Time: 1 hour + drying time

Helpful Hints: 
Always apply paint in the same direction. If you don’t, the crackle will look like a mess. The thicker the paint, the larger the crackles.

Love faux finishes? Want to paint them onto your walls? Here they are in linen wood, brushed metal and Tuscan.