Curbside Table Rescue!
Nothing like a good curbside find on trash day! I found this little wooden table that someone put for trash yesterday, so I snatched it up and gave it a little makeover for our balcony!
After cleaning the 2" of dust, dirt, and pollen off of this piece, I gave it a light sanding and used ASCP to paint it. I chose to use Aubusson Blue on the base, dry brushed with Old White and then a wash of Old White and Aubusson on top to create a rustic, driftwood effect with a stripe pattern. I didn't use any wax or poly over the paint, as I've read for using ASCP outdoors you shouldn't put any top coat.
This is definitely an experimental piece, because I've always been curious about just how well Chalk Paint will actually hold up to the elements and outdoor use.
It is marketed to use indoor or outdoor, so I'm planning on watching it closely over the next few months to see what happens!
Even if the experiment fails and she doesn't hold up long, it sure is lovely now and really has brightened up our balcony!
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published July 28th, 2014 11:02 AM