Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tiny Table Facelift & First Chalk Paint Project
I found this little table at my local thrift store marked $15.00 but it was of course "Half Off Furniture Day". As you can see from the pictures, it was in pretty sad shape but I liked the details on the top, legs and the lines of it.
After a fair amount of sanding, I stained and then applied two coats of polyurethane. I didn't try to remove the dark stain from the grooves or edges of it because A. That would have taken FOREVER and B. I liked the look of them dark.
I decided to use this piece for my first attempt at chalk paint. Now here's the great part (for me) . . . a stockist (the people who sell chalk paint) lives five blocks from me. I called her and she grabbed what I needed at the store, brought it home with her and I picked it up!
I applied two coats of Cream Chalk Paint. I distressed the piece slightly and then applied a coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax. Now, I have been told you can either distress first and then wax or vice versa. Next time I'll wax first, distress and then wax again and see if it makes a difference.
For now it's in my living room. If I decide to keep it I'm going to add a small lamp to the top and move the books underneath. Either way, I think it was $7.50 well spent!