07 May 2014

Another Chalk Paint Project

















Mother's Day is coming, and I've been working on gifts.

This little table is a Mother's Day present for one of my sisters.
It's hers, but for six months, she has asked me to paint it in her favorite color.

I painted this table differently than my coffee table.

She has a teenage son, and the surface of this formerly white table had drink circles everywhere!
It's a good little table; it was made in Italy, and it is wood, so I sanded before painting, and it seemed that the stains were removed.

But you don't have to sand before painting with chalk paint,
I didn't in any of the projects below.

1.  French Linen and White        2.  Paris Gray              3.  French Linen





I haven't sanded any of the pieces before painting, except for today's table and the piece below.







So after sanding, I painted the first coat of Duck Egg, and two circle stains reappeared!
I put a second coat on, and it did it again!

At that point, I went to the shed to see if I had primer, and I didn't, and I didn't want to buy a large can for a tiny project.

SO, I went back to painting hoping the circles would cover.

Since the blue was not working, I decided Paris Grey looks nice with Duck Egg.  This time, I painted the top Paris Grey, and this color covered the rings, so I waited a bit, and I added another coat of Paris Grey.   When the surface dried, I took a blob of clear wax and plopped it on the table and poured some Duck Egg into it, mixed it, and then I rubbed it on the table top, which brought blue back to the top.  Next, I added a little Paris Grey to the bottom and just a little tin wax into the crevices of the table's carvings!

I did not distress this piece, and even though I used the same colors, I purposely made it different.


Paris Grey and Duck Egg



This little table was more work than the coffee table, and I didn't want the same thing to happen again, so I went to Pier One and bought a glass top for 25 dollars.  Lucky for me it was on sale and I saved five dollars.  I didn't take a photo, because I took the table back to her house and set it up when she wasn't home.

She loved it.






Petite Michelle Louise's

























62 comments:

  1. That was a labor of love :)
    Very pretty color, and so sweet of you!
    Susan

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    1. LOL I thought it was going to be a straightforward and quick project! xoxo

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  2. It turned out great ~ and I love glass tops! They have saved many tabletops in this house! ;)

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  3. love those tables and your paint job is perfect.

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  4. What a special way to honor your sister on Mother's Day. A lovey job.

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  5. It's stunning! Great job!!

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  6. What a great gift...I love the way that turned out!!

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  7. You are such a sweet sister. The little table turned out beautiful. Your sister is very blessed to have such a sweet and crafty sister.

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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  8. What a nice surprise for her! And good for you for figuring how to deal with the circles bleeding through. That is a pain, isn't it! Very nice job. :-)

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  9. Aren't you a nice sister, and I like the colour that the table ended up.

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  10. The table turned out great. It's very pretty!

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  11. What a wonderful gift for your sister!!! I know she'll love the darling table. The color is fabulous.

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  12. You are one nice sister for making over the table. It looks great.

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  13. Truly a labor of love! :) It's a wonderful gift and now with the top, it's teenage-disaster protected :)

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    1. Thank you, Deb. haha :) xoxo "teenage- disaster proof"!

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    1. Thank you, xoxo. I really loved your look today!

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  15. What a sweet sis you are. I love the table, those are two of my favourite colours from that collection.

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    1. Thank you, Donna. I love your new photo. I agree on the colors. They are my favorites too. xoxo

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  16. I'm sure you didn't think the little table would be more work than your coffee table, Su! It turned out beautifully though. Plus, you know what to do for that particular issue should you see it again. The glass top was a good idea. Walmart carries those glass rounds fairly inexpensively. I bought two for our master side tables when I gave them drop cloth slipcovers.

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    1. Kathy, you are exactly right! I was worried there for a bit! Thank you for the tip on Walmart too. I didn't know that. xoxo

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  17. A lot of love went into this little table ~ your sister will be delighted!!! I still haven't tried ASCP paints yet. This came out gorgeous!
    Have a happy one!
    Lin

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    1. Thank you, Lin. I really love those paints, and I have tried several, and I think they are worth the money. The only one I have not liked is the plain white, but I think it is good for lightening a color. xoxo

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  18. Wow that was a lot of work. It turned out so nice! Love the coloring and I think it's wise that you got the glass tabletop for it!

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  19. Wow, you did a lovely job! I agree, a lot of love went into this sweet project :) Have a beautiful day!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. xoxo Have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. Beautiful! What a lucky sister you have!! Happy Mother's Day to you!!

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    1. Thank you, LBDH. Happy Mother's Day to you too! xoxo

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  21. sujohnson,
    This is such a wonderful story of sisterly l o v e, dear one!
    I adore how you would n o t give up or give in to those water circles!!!
    The table is gorgeous! I would have loved it just being Paris Grey!
    Thank you for explaining all the process as you arrived at your destinated results!!!
    I know each time your sister looks at this table she will realize just how much she is l o v e d!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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    1. Thank you, Pat. Paris Grey is really pretty. I was really nervous there for a bit on those circles! Thank you for your sweet comment and visit. xoxo

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  22. This table is lovely too (I was just looking at the coffee table you did). You definitely love your sister to keep trying to get those rings out. A glass top is a definite must. I have a Asian painted coffee table and I got a customized top for it (plastic actually) so that I wouldn't have to worry about guests and my own mess ups.

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  23. Oh your sister is going to love you!!
    And what a great day to inspire beauty.
    Love the outcome of your table re-do and how fun is it to use such fun paints....I make my own chalk paints, you can even google how to make your own chalk paint.

    Again your sister is going to love her side table.
    And I love your polished cement floors.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you, Dore. I am going to look at your recipe. My daughter wanted a future space painted with it, and I told her was too much, but maybe not if I use another paint. Thank you so much. If and when I get to that project, I will tell you. xoxo

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  24. Very cool you were able to give this great table a new look. The glass top is a good idea too.

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. I knew I was only asking for trouble if I didn't. :) xoxo

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  25. Such a sweet gift for your sister. I love the color.

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  26. girl...you work magic with a paintbrush! love this and i'm sure your sister will as well. happy mother's day! ;)

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. Happy Mother's Day! xoxo

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  27. Beautiful. And the glass top is a smart solution.

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    1. Thank you, Daniela. Happy Mother's Day! xoxo

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  28. I was just over to Kris's Spotlight and read your post. It is so nice to met you Su and I will be following your blog. Your home is lovely and you have accomplished so much.
    How wonderful that your daughter will be studying abroad and you get to go with her.
    Happy Mothers Day.
    Mary

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    1. Thank you, Mary, for your sweet visit and compliment. Happy Mothers Day to you. I followed you back. It was nice of Kim and Susan to have such a gracious series. xoxo

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  29. This idea of not having to sand before using chalk paint has me very intrigued! I may have to give this a go at some point, because this piece looks incredible as well. I just love the finish, it looks like an expensive piece from a one-off furniture store!

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    1. I agree, Jennifer. The paint is amazing. You are an artist, so I'm sure you could work wonders! xoxo

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  30. Another amazing project checked off your list! I just love your color choices! xoxo Jen

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    1. Thank you, Jen. She is so happy with it! xoxo

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