Hi, I’m Katie Drane and I blog over at Fun Home Things! I’m so excited to be guest posting here today at Re-fabbed. Brooke not only has incredible style and design ideas, but she’s also a sweet friend and neighbor. I’m truly blessed to know her. This coffee table makeover is probably my favorite weekend DIY project to date. If you didn’t see last week’s post, here’s what I started with:
I’m in the process of completely re-doing my living room from a hodge podge hot mess to to a cozy French-country-meets-farmhouse-chic home. First thing on the list to find–a coffee table. As luck would have it, I found a great set of 3 tables on a local ‘For Sale’ Facebook page for just $100. They were well-built, in good shape, and the style I waslooking for. Just not the color. So I pulled out the chalk paint and got to work!
Here’s what I used:
Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint
Annie Sloan Clear Wax
Annie Sloan Dark Wax
Medium grit sandpaper for distressing
Here’s what it looked like after the first coat:
I wanted the table to be completely covered so I did 2 coats. I waited about 2 hours between coats. That’s it. Chalk paint dried fast, which I love.
After the paint dried, I distressed the table with sandpaper. (Note–It’s better to do this step BEFORE applying the wax…one less layer to sand off).
Then I applied a very thin coat of clear wax, let it dry, then antiqued the coffee table with the dark wax. The dark wax really gave the tablethe character I was going for. I love how it brought out the brush strokes and filled in the crevices. I even went over the hardware with dark wax.
I could not be happier with how the table turned out! So…what do you think?