Love a faux weathered finish? Follow along as I share this coastal style Chalk Paint makeover and the simple way I created it’s faux weathered finish.
and now looks like this….
It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday and my friends and I are sharing our fun new treasures with you today.
I’m sharing this old thing that I gave a brand new Chalk Paint makeover to…..
Poor, pitiful sad thing. ;)
And I did that to it!! haha
Yep, this end table was part of a set that we had in our family room downstairs.
It was originally a cream base with an orange-y wood top and bottom. You can see the rest of this set, and how it looked, in this post.
Anyway, I thought I wanted to make a fun, bright colored room for my office, oh, about 7-8 years ago.
This one piece of painted furniture was as far as I got with that theme! I quickly realized, no, wrong direction. ;)
Not even sure I can call this a RE-makeover since I hate to even call what I did to it the first go round a makeover of any kind to begin with! lol
So it sat for YEARS….until now.
I’ve been going through all of our rooms and all of our stash, trying to purge, makeover, and get rid of what we don’t need or use.
I figured it was time to finally give this poor little table a much needed RE-makeover.
So…my plans for it was to sand off that black (that’s Graphite and Florence paint colors by Annie Sloan, by the way) and bring the wood back through.
Both the top and bottom and then stain them in Java Gel and paint the rest white.
I quickly decided I didn’t really want to mess with sanding. ;) (surprise!)
Even though I’m not keeping it, I thought a coastal feel would be nice for this one.
And the black happened to be the perfect base for creating a “faux” weathered finish.
So I cleaned it up and got to work.
On this mostly all Chalk Paint makeover, I used Coco (after the black that’s already there, of course) as the main color.
You really can’t mess up this process, follow along and see what I mean.
I took an old rag (old t-shirts, ripped into small sections are great) and dampened it pretty well.
Then I dipped it into the can of Coco Chalk Paint and just wiped the paint on in long strokes as you see above.
The paint should be thin and wet and not cover completely at all.
I did this to the top and bottom.
Once that first coat was dry I got out my chip brush and “dry brushed” the paint (same color) from one end to the other across the entire top (and bottom) spaces to fill in somewhat.
You want a bit of the black to show through so you aren’t trying to cover it completely.
Be sure to let each coat dry well in between so you don’t smear it together. Honestly is not a terrible thing with this technique except you don’t want to lose all the black underneath.
I literally did the Coco dry brushing probably a total of 5-6 times until I had covered it enough.
When it’s still wet, it looks as though you’ve ruined it and it’s way too much.
Then it dries and you can see that you still need more.
I then mixed up a bit of white and Coco and very, very lightly added some of it to the table. I didn’t want it too white/light so really only added a small amount of this color.
I applied it with a dry chip brush also.
I did end up being a little too heavy-handed and more white got on there than I intended so I had to let that dry and then go back over it with more Coco, which worked well to cover it up.
Here it is pretty much done (except for the white-painted base).
I sealed this part of the Chalk Paint makeover with 2 coats of high-performance top coat, sanding lightly in between coats for a smooth finish.
The base got 2+ coats of white “chalky” paint and a finish coat of the same sealer.
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I am thrilled with out it turned out!
Now I’m wanting 2 end tables just like these, but smaller, to go on either side of my couch.
I LOVE how this color looks here and would love to create this same look on tables that would fit here.
My criss cross tables are similar in color but totally different styles. They may need to get saved for the future beach cottage.
The knob that came on it was wood (plain) so I replaced it with this pretty scrolled, metal one painted in the same white.
And a little surprise inside the drawer…
I used this tissue paper that I bought recently.
You can’t really see it in the photo, but it has gold outlines around the designs and it just shines! So pretty.
I used Mod Podge underneath to attach it and this cutter mat set you see below to cut it.
It works really well. I usually just lay the paper in and press along the seam and then cut. That works pretty well too but I’m really liking this cutting mat set.
The tissue paper does wrinkle up a bit but that’s just the nature of it because it’s so thin.
I don’t really mind it as I think it goes along with the look a bit.
I sealed it with a coat of high-performance top coat. (same as the table)
See how orange my floors are? When I was talking about installing things in varying stages, this is one of them.
We picked out this floor to “match” the existing hardwood on the other side of the house. That was before we decided to refinish it and it was a bit orange-y from age. So once we finally did decide to refinish, this no longer matched!! lol BUT it’s beginning to match again since the refinished floor is again turning a bit orange-y with continued age.
I don’t love the color of these (or having more than 3 types of flooring in connected, open rooms)…. so all matching new floors of some sort are still in the plans.
I just have no idea what IS going in yet. ;)
Okay, back to Chalk Paint makeover…
I really love how it looks in here. Too bad it’s too big…and I only have one.
I might be on the lookout now for 2 just like it, only more narrow so they’ll fit on either side.
Hard to believe it’s the same table! Even for me!
What a difference.
But I just love a transformation like this. My favorite kind. (the crazier, the better!)
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Have a great week friends! I’ll be back sharing what I did to this (I added feet, new hardware, and a snazzy new paint job!!)
UPDATE! You can see it now, here!
See you then!
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