I found a cute console second hand for a song and made it perfect for my space using chalk paint.
I Gave a Second Hand Console New Life With Paint.
I have been looking for a console for my front entry for a while. I was not ready to spend a fortune on a new one. When I saw this one for sale online for $40, I snatched it up.
It was in pretty good shape overall and had some cute details. I wasn't wild about the stain so I decided a little chalk paint was in order.
I had leftover black chalk paint from another project and some antiquing wax that was also left over. You can't beat free!
I made sure the surface was clean and started rolling on the paint. That is the beauty of chalk paint!
I used a foam brush to get into the crevices and on the legs where the roller wouldn't work.
I ended up giving it three light coats. I let the paint dry completely between coats. After the last coat, I let it dry overnight.
Next, I used an old sock to apply the wax.
I gave it two good coats of wax. I let the first coat dry before adding the second. This wax really helps the chalk paint hold up.
I let the wax dry overnight as well just for good measure.
I really love the way it turned out. It is a great space to drop the mail or my keys! It is always so much fun to take an old piece and make it mine!