Annie Sloan Chateau Grey is a very interesting color. It has a greenish hue and pairs really well with dark, rich wood. I have used it a few times and surprisingly, I just realized that both projects have a “diamond” theme!
First up is the Diamond in the Rough table. This piece was found in terrible condition with holes drilled through its top. It wasn’t until I sanded it back that the lovely diamond inlay appeared. Chateau Grey was used for its base and Annie Sloan clear wax applied as the sealer. The color transformed the table from trash to true treasure.
The second set are the Diamond Nesting Tables. For these, I used a cutout stencil and different colored stains to create a diamond in the center of each top. I then used Chateau Grey on the base. They have a more beach or cottage vibe than the more traditional Diamond in the Rough table above and yet the color still works. Annie Sloan Chateau Grey – give it a try 🙂
What color stain is the top of the “diamond in the rough”? Both are so lovely and I have almost the exact nesting tables I’m about to refinish. I’m going to have to do the 2-ton stain on the top. That’s brilliant 😀
Thanks, Patra! It was Minwax dark walnut on the top table and I believe Early American on the nesting tables 🙂
Yes what stain did you use on both table sets? Thanks
I used Minwax Dark Walnut 🙂
What do you use to finish the tops of these pieces? Beautiful!
Hi Becky – Minwax dark walnut 🙂
I love Chateau Grey and have used it several times. It pairs really well with ASCP Coco.
Hi Carol, I shall have to try that combo – sounds fantastic!
I’ll try to send you a picture. I took my old pine kitchen table, had it cut down to sofa table size, used Chateau Grey on the base and Coco on the top. I crackled the top and used Dark Wax to bring out the crackle. I love it.
How did you disguise the holes drilled through the top of the “Diamond in the Rough” table? I find so much information in your blog. Thank you.
Hi Jo, I wrote a post today all about it and thanks so much for the great question!
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Beautiful makeovers Suzanne! Love the idea of using a stencil to stain block a darker color in the center. Oh my the first table has me swooning!
Beautiful! Anxious to see you answers to what stain on the first table- and how you filled the drill holes.
Hi Bridget – check out today’s post for the answers! Thanks!
Oh, I love it Suzanne. I, too, will wait for your response on the stain you used. Also, how do you go about sanding the curvy part on the table. Do you take it right back by sanding by hand. The table is stunning!
Thanks Laurie! Just wrote a post about it today!
I particularly love today’s post b/c I own these tables! The Annie Sloane Chateau Grey finish really does blend in with any other furniture one may have. I have the first diamond table in my eclectic more traditional home and I put the nesting tables in my beach house recently. Love love love the diamond pattern on all. Thank you Suzanne!
Perfect paint color according to your furniture makes home looks so beautiful.
Thanks for the blog