Hi peeps!! I am super excited about this one. I found an old oak table (with a leaf) at a re-sale store here in Crown Point for $10! SCORE (cue the music).
Of course I forgot to take a before photo, so I searched the web to see if i couldn’t find a similar one. Here is what I came up with…
Not pretty I know. The chairs were not included in my find, but that’s okay. I had my hands full with the table and the leaf (which were very heavy). I noticed that it was solid wood with the exception of the sides. The finish was starting to peel off and bubble up. I used my awesome Dewalt Obital Sander with a 60 grit sandpaper and completely sanded. Normally, I don’t sand, but this baby needed a facelift!
I also purchased some wood appliqués from Michaels for the sides, painted the bottom white using Anne Sloan Chalk Paint and the top a light grey again from Anne Sloan ( mixed white with some black Anne Sloan paint until I got the light grey color).
I like the lighter grey paint and I sanded down the top, but I wasn’t in love. I turned to my consultant, my daughter, for a second opinion. She recommended a darker grey. This time, I ditched Anne Sloan paint (honestly didn’t want to experiment with the more expensive paint). Thanks for Pinterest and my “consultant” I located a way to make your own chalk paint using latex paint and Plaster of Paris. I followed the directions and made a darker grey (I had a random sample of dark grey paint from a prior craft project).
After I mixed the paint I put another coat on and instantly noticed a few things. First, it took a little longer to dry. I let it completely dry over night. Second, it was VERY durable! The little bit of sanding I did on the top took some effort. Maybe a little too much and will definitely be testing this out on other projects I have coming up.
But, here is my final product on it’s way to it’s new home. I LOVE how it turned out!
Let me know if you have any questions and please, let me know what you think!!! Have a great crafting day!