I managed to squeeze in another little DIY project this week using paint from Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan. My Mum sent this table over to me after seeing my last coffee table makeover and said she wanted the same but she preferred the colour “mint”… I knew this would turn out great! The orange/timber look needed to go!
I sanded the top with my trusty electric sander. It took me about 20 minutes. You don’t have to sand the area you’re painting on as the Chalk Paint™ adheres to this surface with no priming or prep whatsoever.
I slapped on the paint. I gave it 2 coats and let it dry over night.
Then it was time to start roughing up the edges. Out came the sander again. I wasn’t precious with it and just randomly started putting the sander on all corners and edges. I pressed harder in some areas.
Next I got out the dark wax and the soft clear wax. First I rubbed the dark wax in to the already existing knots in the timber and on the corners. This will give it an aged look. It’s a bit like rubbing Vegemite in to the wood! You must only use a small amount though and brush it in well.
I let the dark wax dry for half and hour, then I returned and started brushing the soft clear wax all over the table. This was the final step!
And here she is in all her minty glory and is looking so cute and fresh!
Mum, do I have to give it back?? 😉
Do you have a project which could use a lick of paint?
Happy DIY-ing! ♥ KC.