January 15, 2012

French Provincial Side Table

I found this little table and I didn't have big plans for it. I feel as though I have been lacking motivation lately and I really thought this thing was going to sit in my basement for a while.
Thankfully, I did find a little tiny bit of motivation and got to work. I gotta say, I'm lovin how it turned out!

BEFORE

 
AFTER

I made a homemade chalk paint, again, but I used baking soda instead of unsanded grout. IT WORKED SO MUCH BETTER! One day, far from now, I will splurge and try ASCP but right now I'm okay with making my own.
The new recipe is 1 cup latex paint and 1/4 cup baking soda. This version is less clumpy and doesn't leave white specks when sanding. Really folks, you CAN'T mess this up!

I painted a coat of white first because I like the white peeking through and I did the top coat in  Lynchburg Estate Cream by Valspar. 
At first, I was going to just paint the table and not take off the legs and bottom piece. But since I am wanting to sell this piece my conscience made me do it the hard right way.

I took off all of the legs and the bottom shelf.  Thankfully, there were eye hooks on each leg and I could hold on to those while I painted and moved the legs around to dry.
After procrastinating for a few days, I finally sanded, put the whole thing back together and put two coats of wax on it.
I really do love this table. Perhaps, these pictures will help you fall in love too!










Sorry for the overload of pictures but aren't they pretty?
What do you think of the little Champion sign? I bought it because it was different, quirky, vintage....overall PERFECT! I love it and it was a steal at $2!




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