Flaky to Fab


This sad little side table was found at the thrift store just begging to be taken home, so of course I heard it's cry and took this baby with me. I have had it about a year, it has spent a lot of time on the covered deck waiting and waiting for me to get to it. Finally it didn't have to wait any longer.
flaky to fab, chalk paint, painted furniture
Flaky is an understatement, I had to thoroughly sand this baby down.
Flaky is an understatement, I had to thoroughly sand this baby down.
A couple coats of grey chalk paint and it was apparent that there was bleed through from the mahogany stain underneath. A nice spray coating of shellac worked wonders. Then on for the 3rd and 4th coat of  thinned paint.
A couple coats of grey chalk paint and it was apparent that there was bleed through from the mahogany stain underneath. A nice spray coating of shellac worked wonders. Then on for the 3rd and 4th coat of thinned paint.
flaky to fab, chalk paint, painted furniture
I taped out the area that I wanted to stencil and stenciled in French linen ASCP
I taped out the area that I wanted to stencil and stenciled in French linen ASCP
I highlighted some detail in old white, and lightly sanded and shabbied.
I highlighted some detail in old white, and lightly sanded and shabbied.
flaky to fab, chalk paint, painted furniture
flaky to fab, chalk paint, painted furniture
flaky to fab, chalk paint, painted furniture
flaky to fab, chalk paint, painted furniture
flaky to fab, chalk paint, painted furniture
flaky to fab, chalk paint, painted furniture
flaky to fab, chalk paint, painted furniture
flaky to fab, chalk paint, painted furniture
flaky to fab, chalk paint, painted furniture
Lauri Black / Shabby 2 Uniquely Chic

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  • Vickie Meador
    on Jun 9, 2014

    @ Oh thank you! Yes, this does help. I was so confused about when to put on the shellac. Thanks again for the quick response.

  • Dorothy
    on Jul 6, 2014

    job well done bravo

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