Confessions of a Serial DIYer
Confessions of a Serial DIYer
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Patterned Sofa Table


Hey there Hometalk Friends! Today I'm sharing the makeover of a sofa table as part of my March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days Series. I found this at a yard sale in my neighborhood last Spring for $10:
patterned sofa table, how to, painted furniture
And gave it a whole new look:
patterned sofa table, how to, painted furniture
My original plan was to stain the top and paint the base, but when I sanded the top, I discovered it was not real wood...bummer.
patterned sofa table, how to, painted furniture
The top had a pattern in it though, so I decided to use that as a guide to tape off a fun pattern.
patterned sofa table, how to, painted furniture
I used Frogtape to tape the outer edges.
patterned sofa table, how to, painted furniture
Then smaller Frogtape for the pattern...
patterned sofa table, how to, painted furniture
For the base I used Annie Sloan French Linen chalk paint, 3 parts mixed with one part white to lighten it a bit. Then Pure white for the stripes.
patterned sofa table, how to, painted furniture
I love it against the white slipcovers.
patterned sofa table, how to, painted furniture
patterned sofa table, how to, painted furniture
patterned sofa table, how to, painted furniture
Hope you enjoyed this makeover! Visit my blog, Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer, at the link below to see all my March Madness thrifty makeovers so far! :)

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1 question
  • Alexis S
    on Mar 7, 2016

    Did you wax it after sanding it?

    • Sam McBride
      on Feb 14, 2017

      I have a sofa table identical to yours only it still has the high gloss top. Do I need to sand it before using chalk paint?

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  • Marcia Strode
    on Mar 14, 2016

    Wish I could find a dozen or more of these at that price (not old or good enough so I'd feel guilty about doing stuff to it) and boy could I use it, or it's parts & pieces a zillion ways. Realize this isn't the pure white of the Shabby Chic that was so popular (and decimated so many antiques)but too close for comfort, so it's not really my style, but beautifully done and the stripes are a really nice touch.

  • Jeannie Carle
    on Mar 15, 2016

    It IS gorgeous. yessss. I have a black lab/chow and a red Mastiff/hound. Not for me LOL

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