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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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.
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. http://www.countrychicpaint.com/colors Good Luck! Let me know if you have more questions!ReplyDelete