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Chalky Paint Side Table Makeover

Hi friends, I just dove in to my second project using chalky paint.  For me the jury is still out on whether I’m a lover of chalky paint.  It’s all the rage right now, and I want to give it a good go before I make a firm decision if it’s for me.  But it’s fun to experiment so I’m enjoying the process.

The first time I used chalk-type paint was when I  Updated an Old Nightstand.  This time I used a mix to make my own chalky paint from paint I already had.

I know I’ve mentioned my blogging tribe to you guys before.  One of our members is Leann, the Diva of DIY.  She and her cohort Terri contacted us about a group project using her new Diva of DIY Chalk Mix.  Of course we’re always up for a group project so we said yes!  The other great projects are linked up below.

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They mailed us each a sample of the chalk mix, and some of the finish wax to check out.   The mix up is easy, 1 cup of paint, 4 Tbsp of Diva of DIY Chalk Mix, 2 Tbsp of Hot Water.  That’s it so I got busy mixing.

Chalky Paint Side Table makeover with Diva of DIY Chalk Mix turned this old boring table beautiful....www.smallhomesoul.com

I used some paint I had mixed up and left over from my Painted Seagrass Rug.  It dawned on me that this is the second side table I’ve painted blue.  The first one was the Mid Century Modern Table I made over with Milk Paint.  The next table I paint will have to be a different color 🙂

I found this table at a garage sale as they were about to close.  I got it and the mid century modern table together for $15 🙂

Chalky Paint Side Table makeover with Diva of DIY Chalk Mix turned this old boring table beautiful....www.smallhomesoul.com

If you look close you can see rusty nail heads on the rounded sections below.  They appear to be wood but they are actually metal.

Chalky Paint Side Table makeover with Diva of DIY Chalk Mix turned this old boring table beautiful....www.smallhomesoul.com

They were covered in crud and needed some attention!  After I removed the metal bars I set aside the tiny nails and grabbed some Brasso and got to work.  First I used a cloth and when that didn’t go very fast I pulled out the steel wool.  I finished the cleanup with a magic eraser which really buffed and shined them nicely.  The metal still has some tiny etched spots I couldn’t get off but it looks loads better than where they started.

Chalky Paint Side Table makeover with Diva of DIY Chalk Mix turned this old boring table beautiful....www.smallhomesoul.com
After I mixed up my chalky paint I let it sit a bit for all the particles to dissolve.  This Diva of DIY Chalk Mix blended and applied beautifully.

Chalky Paint Side Table makeover with Diva of DIY Chalk Mix turned this old boring table beautiful....www.smallhomesoul.com

While the table was drying I used more of the chalk mix to make chalky paint for the inside of the shelves.  I used the same paint I used on the French End Table, and our TV Console.  It’s called Snowbound by Sherwin Williams.

When the blue chalky paint dried I gave it a light sanding overall to get that silky feel that everyone in chalky paint land raves about.  I didn’t distress the table, however, because I don’t have the guts to do that yet 🙂

After the table was sanded and wiped down I painted the center of the two shelves.  I taped off the sides with Frog Tape and applied two coats of white chalky paint to the shelves.

Chalky Paint Bottom

Next came the sealing; I decided to seal it with Hemp Oil.  I’ve never used hemp oil on furniture before but my friend Lisa at The Purple Hydrangea uses it for all her Milk Paint projects and loves it.  I love the look; it enhances the color as well as the feel of the paint.  Just read up on the cure time if you want to use it for a bench or chair.

With the table was fully sealed I put the glass on the shelves.  The glass has a slight green tint but you can’t really tell once it was in place.

Here’s a before closeup.  You can see how beat up it was, and what the bars used to look like.

Chalky Paint Side Table makeover with Diva of DIY Chalk Mix turned this old boring table beautiful....www.smallhomesoul.com

And the after with the shiny chrome bars.  I even sanded the tips of the tiny nails with 220 grit sand paper to make them shiny again.

Chalky Paint Side Table makeover with Diva of DIY Chalk Mix turned this old boring table beautiful....www.smallhomesoul.com

Ahh, all ready for the Sunday morning newspaper and a light breakfast 🙂

Chalky Paint Side Table makeover with Diva of DIY Chalk Mix turned this old boring table beautiful....www.smallhomesoul.com

 

Chalky Paint Side Table makeover with Diva of DIY Chalk Mix turned this old boring table beautiful....www.smallhomesoul.com

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Chalky Paint Side Table makeover with Diva of DIY Chalk Mix turned this old boring table beautiful....www.smallhomesoul.com

Don’t forget to check out the other great Chalky Paint projects using Diva of DIY Chalk Mix below!



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[…] the elements.  My porch is completely protected so I used some leftover Chalk Mix Paint from another project and gave my board a few coats.  The fence board really soaked up the paint and I decided to […]

Susie from The Chelsea Project

Thursday 1st of September 2016

Don't mind me..... Just popping in from Friday's Furniture Fix to admire this lovely side table. Thanks so much for linking. We love having you!!! XOXO Susie from The Chelsea Project

Toni Harvey

Friday 2nd of September 2016

Girl, I know you love a good chalk paint makeover, thanks for stopping by and thanks for hosting an awesome party xoxo

Mary-the boondocks blog

Tuesday 30th of August 2016

Toni that is quite a transformation. I love the pop of blue color that ou used. It really makes the table stand out and look proud!

Toni Harvey

Friday 2nd of September 2016

Thank you Mary, the blue and white combo is just beautiful!

Sam @ Raggedy Bits

Tuesday 30th of August 2016

Awesome table makeover! Love the colours that you chose! Gives it a nice fresh new look!

Vineta @ The Handyman's Daughter

Monday 29th of August 2016

Your updated table looks amazing! I'm a sucker for anything with metal accents, but I wouldn't have even noticed they were there in the before pictures. The blue really makes them pop!

Toni Harvey

Tuesday 30th of August 2016

Thanks so much Vineta! I'm so glad I decided to investigate further before I started painting. I think they really set off the table.