Friday, May 17, 2013

Coral Pink Stenciled Side Table

I found this beauty at an online garage sale.  Isn't she pretty?  Not so much...

I gave her a good sanding and then mixed up some homemade chalk paint using this recipe.  I went with chocolate brown because I planned on doing some distressing and I wanted the dark brown to show through the coral pink.

Then I forgot to take pictures... Sorry :(

I mixed up another batch of chalk paint using coral pink paint instead and gave it one coat and let dry.  Then I used a set of Martha Stewart stencils on the top and the shelf below.  I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Pure White" for the stenciling because it was handy.  Then I distressed using 150 grit sandpaper and then 220 grit to smooth it out.  I used Annie Sloan clear wax and then a little of her dark wax in the grooves to make it look aged.  Then another coat of clear on top and buffed with a clean rag.

This table is for sale on my facebook page.

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  1. Hi,
    I know it's been a year since you posted this, but I was googling dark brown chalk paint and ran across this post. Do you happen to remember what shade of brown you used? I'm having a tough time finding a brown that mixes up correctly with the chalk recipe and stays brown.

  2. For this piece, I was still making my own chalk paint by adding to latex paint. I went to Sherwin Williams and had them tint a primer as dark brown as they could get it. I've since started using bought chalk paint (Annie Sloan & Country Chic). if you are interested in that, I believe that "Country Chic Chalk Paint" carries a dark brown color. I think it's called dark roast. Good Luck! Let me know if you have more questions!