My Craigslist Table Makeover
Since Sam and I sold most of our furniture in California before our move to Dallas, we had to refurbish our new place on a budget. I found this round table on Craigslist for only $100 including the chairs. I really didn't care for the stain-since it looks brassy.
While looking on Pinterest I saw furniture makeovers that were used with chalk paint-and the results looked amazing!
I NEVER would have painted a table, in fear of it being sticky/tacky and could chip easily.
But I gave it a try since it wasn't a big investment on my bargain table.
For colors of Annie Sloan paint I choose French Linen.
A beige grey color.
FIRST COAT OF FRENCH LINEN PAINT
Paint Cost :: $38.00
AFTER 2 COATS DRIED I THEN WAXED THE TABLE
WAXING THE TABLE
I am new to waxing-so it took a little bit of getting used to.
The wax was scooped from the back of a spoon and placed on a paper plate. Then I rubbed the wax around the plate with my brush. Once my bristles were lightly covered with wax I started applying the wax on the table in little circles.
WAX COST $27.00 + WAX BRUSH $21.00
WAX WILL DRY IN 1-2 HRS.
Not being tacky to the touch.
WHY THE WAX IS IMPORTANT??
The wax is important to protect the paint-like polyurethane does when using Latex paint.
CURE TIME :: 4-6 weeks
BUFF THE WAXED TABLE
for a shiny finish
ANNIE SLOAN PAINTS SAY THERE IS NO SANDING, PRIMING NEEDED.
MY FRIEND AMBER'S DRESSER HAD STREAKING WHERE THE PAINT DIDN'T HOLD UP. THE REP CAME AND TOLD HER TO SAND THE DRESSER AND RE-PAINT. REP DIDN'T GIVE HER A REFUND...
JUST AN FYI !
NOW TO DECIDE WHICH CHAIRS????
World Market Kooboo chairs for $149.00 each for a look similar to this:
(source Cote De Texas)
French Bistro Chairs from World Market 2 for $259.98 for a look similar to this:
( no source found/Pinterest)
WHICH CHAIR TO CHOOSE?