Saturday, August 15, 2015

Accent table before and after...

Not too long ago I tried my hand at chalk painting. My first attempt was a sofa table my grandparents had given me years ago.

You can see how it turned out here. I had some paint left over, so I decided to redo a small accent table I'm using at the foot of my bed.

I followed the same steps as the sofa table redo. I lightly sanded it, and applied two coats of the homemade paint. Here is the recipe again in case you'd like to give it a try.


2 cups of latex paint
5 tablespoons plaster of Paris
3 tablespoons of water

This is after the second coat of paint. By the way, this is Benjamin Moore's Shaker Beige 1/2 strength. 

After it dried, I lightly sanded it to give it the older, antique look. Then, to seal it, I applied a coat of polyurethane. Some of my friends with more chalk paint experience than me, use two coats of the polyurethane. But, make sure to wait about four hours (or longer) in between coats.

Back in position... It looks so much better! Now it shows up against the foot board of our dark bed (I'd like to lighten it up, too!)

My wheels are turning for what to paint next...

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Have a super Saturday!


  1. I have never used chalk paint before... May need to give it a try. Looks great!

    1. Thank you! It's much easier than I thought it would be. :-)


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