Here's the before and after of my FIRST chalk paint project....and I love it!
After a catastrophic house fire decades ago, we bought this "temporary" coffee table at an auction for $7. It is sturdy and heavy enough to withstand everything we've done to it so we've never replaced it. It was also dark dark walnut brown.
I found a simple chalk paint recipe online using baking soda. The recipe is on my blog and everywhere on Google. I chose this turquoise blue paint because I'm kind of a color freak.
The carved door is plastic! After painting I used Minwax Polyshades in Maple to give it that aged look. Brush on, wipe off until it looked just right to my eyes.
And here she is less than 24 hours later! I LOVE the way this pop of color brightens up my livingroom! Not only does it look good.....
It really stands up well to the family! I call that a win win. Now, I bought this buffet for $20....I wonder what it would look like in turquoise blue?
Materials I used for this project:
- Acrylic craft paint (craft store)
- Auction coffee table (on hand)
- Baking soda (kitchen)