I couldn't resist any longer....
I had to try it...
On my weekly yard sale shopping spree I found this cute
little round table....the perfect victim for
The table was in good shape with the exception the previous owner
had attempted to make it shabby chic with a light coat
of flat pink spray paint.
I did sand the top and legs smooth.
There was not a lot of dark wood showing through
so I decided to keep the finish solid.
I used a flat linen white ceiling paint and added some color using the
wall paint you see.
I only mixed 1 cup of the chalk paint recipe and still have over half left.
I used Plaster of Paris instead of calcium carbonate
for those of you who have forgotten...calcium carbonate is baking soda
Now that it's finished I think I could have added a bit more color,
but I still love it.
The technique is addicting and I certainly know why everyone is in love with it
and does it. I'll be doing a lot more pieces, it's so easy and rewarding.
To antique it I used Valspar Tintable Glaze mixed with some Burnt Umber
water based craft paint I had.
I mixed a baby food jar half full and had plenty.
For the top, I decoupaged a rose picture I've used for several graphic projects.
I wanted the rose to have a gold-tone to match my paint, so I changed the color of it
and enlarged it.
In the picture I have applied a thick coat of decoupage glaze. I'll rub it down with steel wool in
about a week and give it a coat of satin polyurethane, then add a glass top
The paste wax was another new experience for me. Wow....this stuff is great for your wood furniture, stair cases, floors, cabinets and paneling. I'ts laborious and time-consuming but so much better than spray furniture polish.