Thursday, July 11, 2013

My "New" Bistro Table and DIY Chalk Paint

Oh my GOSH!  I'm sooo excited to shared this project with you!

For a while now I've been wanting to re-make my cafe/bistro style table.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it as soon as I saw this picture from Funky Junk Interiors.

So cute...right???

Here is the before of my table.   Pretty standard...and boring.

I'm sure you've seen that the hottest thing in furniture renovations right now is ASCP (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint).  I checked out the prices of this paint online.  I'm not gonna's a little expensive for my budget.  So I started searching Pinterest for some recipes for DIY chalk paint.  Once I saw this recipe from I Heart Naptime...I figured I'd give it a try.  It looked easy enough.  Be sure to read all of the instructions because the measurements in the graphic are slightly off.

I picked up a quart of Behr Bleached Linen in satin, plaster of Paris, Minwax finishing wax in clear, and some disposable containers and got started.  I painted two coats of paint on the table top, sanded it to my liking, applied a layer of wax.  Once that was done I applied my stencil that I designed and cut using my Silhouette.  I used a small foam brush and painted on some black acrylic paint.  Once that was dry, I removed the stencil and applied two more coats of the wax.

I really think I'm in love...can you be in love with a table????


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