Thrift Store Hexagon Table Makeover With Paint and Decoupage

I had this $2 thrift store table that was just dying for a new look. I also had some blue oops paint that was just hanging around waiting for a great project.
These vintage tables are easy to find at thrift stores, but the price of $2 is practically unheard of.
I mixed the oops paint with some plaster of paris to make my famous diy chalky paint primer. Many people use it as chalk paint, but using it as a primer is my favorite.
Using my Finish Max had this little table done in record time.
I topped it off with some clear wax.
Some decoupage, and original hardware spray painted finishes off this little gem perfectly.

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  • Judy Herron Holmes Judy Herron Holmes on Dec 11, 2015
    what is oops paint???

  • Gerri Gerri on Dec 18, 2015
    I tried making my own chalk paint using 1 cup latex Ceiling paint (it's what I had on hand), 2 tbls of plaster of paris and 1 tbls of water. Mixed water and P of P first then added to paint. It immediately turned into a 'cottage-cheese' like consistency...more hard then soft. What did I do wrong???

  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Dec 28, 2015
    I understand about the chalky primer. But what did you use for paint? Or do you consider the primer as paint and then applied the wax over it. Nice project. Thanks

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  • B B on Jan 09, 2016
    I love this idea. Especially revamping these kind of tables.

  • Kammy's Korner Kammy's Korner on Jan 11, 2016
    Cute, Gail! These tables have lots of potential. :)

    • Gail--My Repurposed Life Gail--My Repurposed Life on Jan 11, 2016
      @Kammy's Korner I originally bought it for a dog bed, but I lost my sweet Louie, and so then the table just sat for months.... I needed a project, and I dove in and moved on.