DIY Chalk Paint strikes again {Side Table Makeover}

If you read the first post in my Master Bedroom Makeover Series, you saw this lovely gray table beside my reading nook chair. Its another product of DIY chalk paint.
DIY Chalk Paint Table {} #DIY #Chalkpaint #makeover

 DIY Chalk Paint Table

The table did not start off so lovely. Or gray. In fact, it is still beat up quite a bit, as you can see on the front edge. But that’s ok, everything needs a little character, right?. The table started out like this:
DIY Chalk Paint Table {} #DIY #Chalkpaint #makeover
DIY Chalk Paint Table {} #DIY #Chalkpaint #makeover
Ugh. The top was in pretty bad shape. Remember the Little Dresser that Could? Grunt Labor and I picked up this table for a whopping $5 when we bought that dresser and the other truckload full of furniture for $40. Whoot! Whoot! That was the day Grunt Labor began counting the number and variety of animals he saw in the front yard in the middle of the city where we were. He seriously started making a list, y’all. He saw: 2 pigs, 3 goats, 10 chickens, 1 rooster, 4 dogs, and 3 cats all in one person’s front yard. Now, I am from the country, this did not phase me, however, my Grunt Labor City Man was astonished. He was also fearing for our lives that day, wondering where in the hell I was taking him to pick up amazing finds. Never doubt the wisdom of me. Always remember, the man may be the head of the family, but the woman is the neck and the neck turns the head. Am I right or am I right? Ok, honestly, this place was a little sketchy. But, I digress. Again, as usual. 
So, I mixed up some of my DIY chalk paint with a sample pint I got for free at Ace Hardware. I used Benjamin Moore’s Trout Gray 

It is a fabulous color! I gave it two coats of the diy chalk paint and then two coats of Minwax Polycrylic Clear Satin Spray. If you haven’t used it before, it is great for sealing and protecting painted pieces! There are no brush strokes, just a nice, even, low sheen, durable finish. And Minwax didn’t pay me to say that! 
For a $5 table, I think it turned out alright. Even Grunt Labor said he liked it. 
DIY Chalk Paint Table {} #DIY #Chalkpaint #makeoverAnother successful DIY chalk paint project!

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  1. says

    What a great little table and now she’s just perfect! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  2. Debra says

    Hello Jenna, I have to tell you how much I love the work that you do. Your pieces come out so beautiful and the finishes are great, nice and smooth without all the brush stokes that I see on others. I try so hard to avoid that, I get close but not good enough. I am writing because I need some inspiration on designs for some children’s furniture. I am using both homemade chalk paint and latex paint on them. But what I want is some design ideas like mixing of colors for a two tone, or stripes, or stenciled. Things like that. I am drawing blanks on what I should do. I have a couple of wood high chairs, small tables and chairs things like that and now my mind is blank of what kind of designs I should do that will be appealing to both the parents and the child. Do you have any pictures or ideas that you could share with me? My purpose is to sell them when I am finished. I would appreciate any idea’s you could help me with.
    Best regards

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