Eeek. I did NOT pick out that Plum/Purple/Tan color!
And there it is after...
(My dear ol dad hasn't finished my Cedar Shutters yet, but you can't rush a free contractor!)
Body: Oatmeal (Kelly Moore) darkened 50%, trim Behr "Decorator's White"
I actually set out gel staining it Java, and spray painted the legs with a Matte black spraypaint. It looked OK, nothing to blog about. Plus, the size of the table was more of a bistro type, and not very sturdy.
So my neighbor came over to admire it, and mentioned it would look better on a patio. So, I overhauled it, sanded down the poly and Gel Stain a bit and covered it with Chalk Paint (color is Decorator's White) and re-spray painted the legs.
I think it was meant to be a patio table ;) I did coat the chalk paint with Poly. It was easy to work with, but seemed to like plastic or rough surfaces better than sanded wood surfaces. Plus, it dries too fast and gets gunked up if you don't cap the lid between coats, which was frustrating, because I tend to get side-tracked between projects. I tried it on a cabinet door, since a lot of my friends were asking about White Kitchens. This was the outcome of that...
It took 4 coats to cover the honey oak wood. I would highly recommend a Semi Gloss Poly over the Chalk paint for kitchen or bathroom cabinets.
$6 flower pot from Dollar General Before
After, with 2 coats Chalk Paint
Also a plastic flower pot
After, 2 coats Chalk Paint
Ugly frame #4325 Before
Not the same frame as below after, but same color and texture.
After. I think I may distress these in Gray.
The moral to my story...I like Chalk paint, on frames and plastics. Not too keen on how it is on large pieces of furniture, but maybe I am doing it wrong or not fast enough. I am really excited to play with the White Gel Stain that is coming this weekend!
OK that's all I got. Now get off the computer, and go make something pretty! xo