Furniture Remodel: Chalk Paint & Cheap Tables

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’m saving my office remodel for last, but so you understand where this project came from I’ll tell you this is the last thing I painted with chalk paint. By the time I finished with the nightstand and everything in my office, there wasn’t a lot of paint left. But there was still a little! I wanted to use it. I had this painting high. Things were looking so good! I just had to do something.

So I went looking.

In our Nerdatorium there were these two Mission style stacking tables. The third has been commandeered by our kiddo because it’s his size. We don’t use these because they just don’t fit anywhere. The style and color are kind of offensive to our gothic souls. (kidding!) Plus, they’re particle board and I didn’t know how to make them work, but surely they had to be useful, right?

Well, they are now!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASince gray is the neutral tone of our home, I took the remaining black and white chalk paint–and started mixing. I added a little of this, a little of that, more of this and a dab of that until I hit on a really nice, dark gray. I was very thorough in painting these, especially because of the side slats. I wanted to make sure I got all of it. I think I did at least three coats before doing two coats of wax.

I’m absolutely in love with the results on these two tables. They have replaced our TV trays and when not in use stack easily up against a wall. They’re also a lot more sturdy than TV trays. I can’t tell you how many times a mean has gone to waste because the tray toppled over.

Sidney Sig

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