This post is for Melissa.
This is the Before photo.
Melissa emailed me a few weeks back and asked me about this coffee table of mine. Do you remember this project?
She was wondering if I’d ever finished it because she wanted to show her hubby the photos, and possibly paint her own table. And I have to tell you. I was so happy to get an email asking about one of my projects, well…I was tickled actually.
And it’s been in the back of my mind.
Get-those-photos-posted for Melissa. Because you know those husbands. They do better when they can see pictures first, don’t you think?
So after a few busy weeks, here they are… finally!
This is the photo of the pine Ethan Allen coffee table I’d bought on Craigslist. It had a clear finish on it so I decided to use chalk paint, because I really hate sanding furniture if I don’t have to.
After I painted it, I added a blend of clear and dark wax into the grooves.
Here’s how it turned out. As you can see, I decided to leave the top alone.
And in case you’re new here, I should tell you that I also went a little crazy with the white paint.
Remember these bricks?
It wasn’t just the coffee table that got a make-over.
Yep. I used white chalk paint on my bricks too.
I just looked around one day and everything seemed so dark. And it’s amazing how a little paint can change the feel of the room. Heck, I even painted the frame of the mirror.
Sometimes you just need to grab a paint brush and see what happens. I call it my paint therapy.
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