Friday, November 29, 2013

How to transform a coffee table using chalk/mineral paint

This is my first official post on my new blog! Yaaaay!
Thank you for stopping by. Please take a look around.
This is my latest piece. I'm quite proud of how it turned out. 
It only took me 6 months to decide what to do with it! It was such an ugly duckling
to begin with as you can see...

Complete with 80's gold leaf and floral appliques!! YUCK! So I decided to strip it down to the original wood  and start fresh. After it was stripped and sanded, I painted the top in one of my FAVORITE shades "Lincoln's Hat" by American Paint Company. I painted the lower half in "Home Plate" also by APC. I love their paint, It's all natural chalk and clay, easy to use, easy to clean and smells great! I then did some light distressing used dark wax and sealed the top with APC top coat. The open areas on the top had some very dated smoky glass inserts. That was one of the biggest challenges for me, to decide what to do with those.
I'm a bid of a decoupage freak. I just love the possibilities. Soooo, I thought why can't I decoupage some old sheet music on to them? Wow, what a difference! What do you think?


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