You know when you get married and your stuff becomes his stuff and his becomes yours? Well, Honey came with lots of stuff. Some good – bedroom furniture for the big boy. Some not so good – tons of hunting gadgets, gizmos, and clothes.
One really good piece he brought is this coffee table.
Of course, it didn’t used to look like this. I’m pretty sure Honey has dragged this table through several cities along the way.
Just look at those legs! I’m not sure how old the piece is but I believe it came from his grandmother.
I love the carved medallion.
After reading tons about other bloggers painting furniture with chalk paint, I decided to try it myself. Diane from In My Own Style provides a chalk paint recipe and a great tutorial for how to finish a piece.
Here’s my homemade chalk paint ingredients. The little bag is Plaster of Paris. It is used to give the paint durability as it wears. And yes – I did use the mixer to make sure the Plaster of Paris was thoroughly dissolved before I painted.
It is really pretty simple. Just dissolve a small amount of the Plaster of Paris in water, add to the paint, then mix well. Don’t forget to go visit Diane’s blog for the recipe!
Those little rods are metal. I made sure to tape them off.
Give it a good sanding to even out the very abused table top.
Chalk paint allows for beautiful distressing. I think Tootsie and her princesses will take care of that all on her own.
Now… what else can I paint?