Well I did it I finally refinished a piece of furniture without stenciling it. It was really hard, my stencils were right there. I really wanted to grab them but I didn’t. It wasn’t the project for that. I actually saw this table at a garage sale and left it there because I had no idea what to do with it, read more about that here. I saw a very similar table on Pintrest with a fantastic paint job. With that inspiration fresh in my mind I went back to grab that table.
I knew I wanted to do it blue. I just scored a fantastic blue for free from an Ace hardware at a promotion for a free quart of paint. It’s by Clark and Kensington,
a great paint line, nice coverage and great colors just how I like it. I’ll have to add that to my paint recommendations. I made my
own chalk paint by adding tablespoon of unsanded grout to each 8oz of paint. Start with a little water and dissolve your grout first that is so you don’t end up with lumps. I like lumpy mashed potatoes but not lumpy paint. I went with chalk paint because of its reputation of sticking to everything and anything the table has a leather panel and I wanted to be sure the paint would stick to and cover it. The paint job came out beautifully I’m so impressed I might use chalk paint all the time.
I added some gold metallic paint to to highlight the details of the table. I used acrylic paint because I’m a painter and that’s what I had on hand. I can’t wait to try GedeO Gilding Wax or some Rub and Buff. I’m pretty proud of myself, this table was completely out of my element. Look ma’ no stencils. Till next time.