Apparently I’m on a furniture painting kick this week! Since we had a ton of chalk paint left over from this months Fab Flippin Furniture Contest I decided to go ahead with a little coffee table makeover!
The second best part?
I won a stencil from the fabulous blogger (Iris!) from Iris Nacole! I was so excited when I won… because I knew exactly what to do with my new snazzy stencil!
I know. It’s fabulous!
Modest too ;). Either way I love the way it turned out!
I used a brush instead of a roller and applied the paint heavier in certain places than others… for that hand-lettered, antiqued, not perfect look!
The hubby thought I was just being messy but now that it’s all said and done he loves it!
Maybe he’ll even keep his water cups off it now! The boy doesn’t know what a coaster looks like!
I think I’ll cover the entire top in glass tomorrow… it will fit right down in the little edges and protect the top! The entire table will be a coaster!
Remember when I said I was drooling over a certain set of mercury glass knobs? Well here they are!
Absolutely gorgeous! They add a little bit of sparkle and bling to a dainty little coffee table.
By now you’ve figured out that I love chalk paint. I remember my first dresser… I saw an article on the internet talking all about this new chalk paint that could be applied without a primer and easily distressed.
I was 21 and my idea of fun was driving 40 minutes to the nearest Annie Sloan retailer to pick up my very own quart of paint! I painted my dresser in Paris Grey and fell in love after the very first brush stroke!
It’s been many years and many furniture makeovers since then. I’ve used Annie Sloan, General Finishes and I’ve made my very own chalk paint! They’re all done but I love all of them (You can’t work for Sherwin Williams and not be a little obsessed with paint! Comes with the territory!).
After all this time I’ve learned so much about chalk paint and I forget that not everyone knows quite as much about it as I do! In fact after since January’s Fab Flippin Furniture Contest sponsor was General Finishes chalk paint I spent quite a bit of time talking with my blog friends about how to use chalk paint!
It was the first time for many of them! They wanted to know if they could really skip primer, how many coats… and what the heck do you seal it with?
There’s so many questions and newbies think the learning curve is steep! Want to know a secret? It isn’t!
Chalk paint is literally the easiest medium you will ever use! Take it from a Sherwin-Williams girl who explains complicated acid stain and industrial enamel every day… chalk paint is your friend! Of course even with the low grade learning curve a helpful guide is always a GREAT idea! I would have loved having a resource for how to apply wax my first go around… and how about mixing your own chalk paint? What’s the formula?
My bloggy friend Jes from Mommy Envy has explained all of it. She’s got you covered… so grab her book and mix a quart of paint! Trust me you’ll be painting everything before you know it!
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