I needed to add a side table in one of our guest rooms. I’d put this off because it just never found its way to the top of my To List. But, when Gloria decided she no longer needed this oval table that I had loaned to her a few years ago, I knew I either needed to donate it or to redo it to match my decor. With some chalk paint and a stencil, it now matches the decor in my guest room.
This oval table seems to have been around forever! Years and years ago, when I was setting up a new home, one of my sisters gave me a few pieces of furniture that she no longer needed. This side table was one of those pieces. It’s made of solid wood and has been painted numerous times over the years. It’s lived in my living room, my son’s room, my daughter’s home and now back to my house.
I wanted to use chalk paint on it this time around because frankly, I didn’t want to spend the time to sand it. That’s one of the best things about using chalk paint. I love the look it gives, but I especially love how easy it is to use. After one coat, it was on its way to being just what I wanted.
Another great thing about chalk paint is how quickly it dries. A small project like this can easily go from start to finish in only a few hours. I used the same Salmon Coral Chalk Paint from Folk Art that I used for the stencil on my Coastal Key Holder..
I’ve used this stencil on several projects, including this picture frame I repurposed into a Coffee Table Tray.
I used Waverly Chalk Paint for the stencil. After it dried, I sanded it down so that it blends in with the table evenly. I used my palm sander to go over the table, adding a few distressed marks in various places.
I love how it turned out. And I love that this old table has found its way back to once again fitting in with my decor. I doubt when my sister gave this to me in the mid eighties she thought I would still be using it thirty years later!
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I use a combination of coral, peach, blues and greens in this room. Along with some wood stained pieces. I’ve been eyeing this old bed frame and I think it might be a project on my To Do List.