Sometimes we come across old tables with solid wood that are beat up, nicked, and scratched. The construction can't be beat. It would be a shame to throw it away when it offers so much life still left in it. By antiquing these tables you are able to give them new life. The process is pretty simple and doesn't take long to do.
Step 1: Lightly sand the surfaces to ensure the paint will stick.
Step 2: Paint with one coat of color such as red, blue, green, etc...
Step 3: When the first layer has dried paint with another color to create two coats of different colors.
Step 4: Lightly sand to show some wear and tear. The bottom color should come through and it is ok if the wood comes through as well.
Step 5: Spray the entire piece with a sealant that will protect the wood.