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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Before and After Table

I love sofa tables.  
They can be used in so many ways - desk, entry table, serving buffet...
I usually grab one if I see it, but it's been a while.  Until I spied this Pottery Barn 
table a few weeks back.

She was in pretty good shape, a few scratches but sturdy and solid.

I offered her up as is on FB, but like most "found" items, she really needed to be restyled.

In Progress

In Progress

I rarely use latex paint for furniture.  Since discovering chalk paint 2+ years ago, I have grown to love the process.  Latex can be much more time consuming.  But, I pictured this table in a true black and that is not available in chalk paint.  So I busted out the tried and true black latex in a semi-gloss.

I brushed and rolled this baby.  Giving her time to dry (the humidity doesn't help) in between coats.  I wish I had more patience.  I wish chalk paint came in black.

**I have made my own version of chalk paint with unsanded grout.  It lightens the color, so black is not as dark.  Therefore, I went with latex.
I may leave her like this.  I may rub a little paint off.  We shall see what strikes me.  
I do know that she looks new again!



Unknown said...

It turned out gorgeous !!!!!
I keep asking ASCP to come up with a true black :(
My girlfriend ( an ascp stocklister ) says to simply buy some black pigment and stir it in - going to try that - too spoiled now using chalk paint lol

Maureen said...

Much better!

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