Chalk Paint Table Makeover X Two

One of this weekend’s projects…

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A few years ago, I bought this table, it’s twin and a coffee table that matched at a garage sale for $25. Not being able to pass up such a good deal, I brought them home where they have rotated between the garage, the living room, the den and the dining room, never quite finding a home. Now my house is definitely an eclectic mix of styles and colors depending on my current “inspired mood” and the most recent estate/garage sale or curb alert finds, and even though I have a country farm type dining table with fat spindle legs, I just didn’t like these tables! Annie sloan and my own DIY chalk paint to the rescue.

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I made my own white chalk paint with three parts leftover white paint and one part Plaster of Paris mixed with a little water. I used three coats of the white paint mixture on the legs (not easy painting spindles) and bases of the two end tables. Having recently bought a quart of Annie Sloan “Provence” to use on a previous project (see archives) and having half of a can left, I used two coats of Provence on the tops. I have to admit Annie Sloan’ s paint went on easier and covered better than my DIY version but mine is cheaper. After the paint dried I applied Johnson’s Clear Paste WaX and buffed it to a soft, smooth finish.

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Voila, I now love the tables!

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Next weekend I’ll do the coffee table…


About joliepetitemaison

"In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away" Shing Xiong. My quest is my passion to find beauty in all things. To remember to try to live in the moment, to really “see” and hopefully to capture the beauty that surrounds us in everyday life. I aspire to transcend traditional ideas and to creatively through my photographs express my own unique point of view.
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2 Responses to Chalk Paint Table Makeover X Two

  1. Looks great, you did a good job with the table!

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