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Accent Table Makeover Using Chalk Paint

I ran across this adorable Accent Table at our local thrift store and I had to scoop it up! It reminded me of a table my grandparents had and for 3 dollars I couldn’t let it go. Plus I have been wanting to test out the color Legacy in the American Decor color pallet before painting some larger pieces.

Accent Table transformed using americana decor chalky paint in the color legacy

 

Here is the before, isn’t is cute, Its the perfect little table for anywhere in the house.

 

So, If you have a tired, old table of any size that needs a little love, this post is for you! I have been using chalk paint for many years now and I absolutely love the ease of using this paint.  The versatility is my all time favorite, no striping or sanding to prep!

Supplies

Americana Chalky Finish Paint, Legacy

Americana Decor Creme Wax,Deep Brown

Angle Trim Brush

Small Craft Brush

Sanding block

Rag

Directions

Before painting, make sure to clean the table really well using a damp cloth.

Apply the first coat of paint using a angle brush and a small craft brush for the more intricate areas.  I was going to apply a second coat but decided I really liked the way it turned out after the paint dried.

 

accent table transformed using chalk paint

Just a little bit of the brown wood was showing through in some areas.  At that point I decided this was going to be a distressed piece. ( I wasn’t sure going into it)

After everything was dry, I smoothed everything out using a sanding sponge.  I distressed it using the sanding sponge in places it would naturally wear over time.  To do this simply apply a little more pressure while sanding until part of the paint wears off.

accent table transformed using chalk paint

The last step was to protect the paint job.  I applied the Americana Decor Creme Wax in dark brown with a rag and then buffed the table using a clean rag.  This definitely darkened the piece and I loved the outcome, it reminded me of a deep jewel color. accent table transformed using chalk paint

If you would like the piece to remain a little lighter you can apply a clear wax over the paint.

Accent Table transformed using americana decor chalky paint in the color legacy

Accent Table transformed using americana decor chalky paint in the color legacy

So, If you have a tired, old table of any size that needs a little love, this post is for you!

 

So, If you have a tired, old table of any size that needs a little love, this post is for you!
Take a dated piece of furniture and transform it using americana decor chalky paint
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For more chalk paint makeovers click on the links below, thanks so much for being here today!


 

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18 Comments

  1. Chalk paint, no matter who makes it…(though I am partial to Annie Sloan’s) is the most wonderful thing! I have done transformations that are so wonderful….
    Great look!
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

  2. I have a thing for small tables. I LOVE this one! What a find! The shape is awesome. Had I found it unpainted, I wouldn’t have painted it, but if I had found it painted, I would love it the same.

    1. Thank you so much, so sweet of you! I do love the shape as well. My youngest is sick and I brought it upstairs and it fit perfectly in the corner of the sofa so he could place his hot tea on it. 🙂

  3. I like the blue color you chose from the palette of colors in this company’s offerings. The slightly worn appearance that you achieved is great and very suitable these days to most home decor schemes. Thank you for sharing this set of instructions.

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