Easy Project :Chalk Painted Sofa / Entry Table

Nell Morris
by Nell Morris
Found this awesome table at a yard sale ... price was good and the carving and detail too good to pass up.
sofa table before picture
I am a chalk paint fanatic, so I painted this in two coats of a color called flour sack. ( no prep or sanding required). Then I ran a sanding block over the edges and wear points, cleaned off the dust, then applied a coat of dark wax and buffed it out a little VOILA.....
The paint and wax really brings out the details
look at the beautiful feet!
and the drawer fronts....
A simple project, see more before and after pics and details on my blog
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  • Judy Judy on Dec 04, 2015
    it is so funny that your generation loves this painted and distressed and my generation-very old-paid big bucks for it and were so proud of owning it ......I get a chuckle out of the change every time I see it and I see it a lot! I swear everything and its brother is now swathed in "chalk paint".
    • Gladys Gladys on Dec 06, 2015
      @Judy The trend probably started when manufacturers turned to cheaper,less attractive wood or plastic type materials or MDF boards. Here the original top looks to be good.
  • Nell Morris Nell Morris on Dec 04, 2015
    Yes it is, I am 50 and I can remember even in my 30s you rarely saw painted furniture and no one would have dared painted a piece of oak or mahogany! It is all a fashion trend like clothing and it will evolve back around eventually I think! A lot has to do with people liking their homes to be bright and airy looking and too much wood furniture darkens it up so much.
    • Gladys Gladys on Dec 06, 2015
      @Nell Morris There are light wood stains and light-colored veneers out there.