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MINT coloured Chalk Paint™ table makeover

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!

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So I set about making my own colour ‘mint’. I mixed some Antibes Green (and a dash of Provence) in to Pure white. The blue would make it less ‘limey’ and more minty.

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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.

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I slapped on the paint. I gave it 2 coats and let it dry over night.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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And here she is in all her minty glory and is looking so cute and fresh!

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Mum, do I have to give it back?? 😉

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Happy DIY-ing! ♥ KC.