Sunday, July 24, 2011

All in an afternoon.



Furniture Feature Fridays

We have had this piece since the beginning of the year.

 It has been hiding out in the garage in desperate need of some loving. Why I was ever possessed to work on it in 100 degree heat I will never know. Let me say I will NOT be doing anymore pieces till fall unless they can be done indoors. It is just too hot. 

Reason why I HATE my mouse sander. Ended up hand sanding most of that out.

Popped open my Duck Egg chalk paint. I LOVE me some duck egg! I orginally wanted my base color to be Chateau Grey but I really think my can is bad so I held off on using any of it.

Top re stained and one coat of duck egg. I would have loved to have just finished this piece with duck egg but it would not have gone right in the room this is for.

So on top went Old White. I will be honest and say it took two coats. Not sure how anybody can get good coverage with just one coat unless maybe they use a sprayer. 

I then used a medium grade sand paper and lightly sanded the entire piece. I LOVE the fact that you can easily sand away any imperfections in the paint job! This and the fact that I did not have to sand the entire piece before painting make this paint great!

Here is the final result. I used a clear wax and then my Jacobean wax. Let me tell you that if I had not already had experience painting furniture this process would not have gone so smoothly. It is a very time consuming process and once you start waxing you have to continue. 
If you are going to use a light wax and a dark wax with the chalk paint be sure to NOT put the dark wax on first or you will not be able to get it off. Make sure the area you are working on is fully covered in the clear wax first! If not you may end up having to repaint that area.
 I am hoping to be able to find new pulls sometime soon. I may just spray these with some ORB. Not sure yet.



Hope your weekend was a great one!


33 comments:

  1. it looks so updated and wonderful! the dark top was perfect! and i love the soft distressed finish of the base!

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  2. amazing! I need to get some of this paint!!

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  3. What a beautiful piece Pamela. I love chalk paint too, so fun and easy to use.

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  4. Pamela, I love this piece. Why did you wait so long. I would love to have a table with the bottom shelf like that. Can't wait to see where it goes.

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  5. Love this piece and how you finished it! I have a new can of Duck Egg that I haven't used yet and a table in the garage waiting for a makeover and I'm thinking I will follow your lead and do mine pretty much the same way.

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  6. I have to try this paint...love how this turned out!

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  7. at least the paint probably dried really quick in the heat? I really like how this turned out, very updated now.

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  8. Girl you are on a serious roll!! You have done so many great transformations lately and this gorgeous one is no exception. I just love it! :-)
    Vanessa

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  9. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the waxing commentary. Haven't tried furniture wax yet!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  10. It turned out beautifully! But you brought out some points about chalk paint I'd not really heard before.

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    Honey

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  11. I am in love with this furniture makeover!!! The "texture" you created with the varying shades peeking through and with the brush strokes.....just gorgeous, truly gorgeous!!!

    Please, if you get a chance, stop by and leave a comment to win my first giveaway!!! THANK YOU!!!

    Hugs,
    Lana In Italy

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  12. Wow, that turned out great, Pamela! Hmmm, your dining room? When I did my dresser in the chalk paint {my first time using it} I was so glad I read other blogs on using it and the wax. I did put the clear wax on before the dark and I wound up having to clean up some of the dark.

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  13. Fantastic job Pam! I love this. It looks so different and much more modern. What a great makeover!

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  14. This looks sooo good! I have never heard of using wax before! Thanks a bunch for stopping by my blog and leaving me a sweet comment. :)

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  15. What a great piece! My mouth just dropped when I saw it because there is an identical one at my local flea market that I have been wanting to buy but haven't gotten up the nerve to take the plunge. I love the final finish and I totally agree, I'm not sure how anyone gets a good coverage with just one coat. I always have to do at least two even with a sprayer.

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  16. Wow what a great makeover! Thanks for sharing all your tips on chalk paint and waxes! I'm going to try it soon..I hope!


    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, hope you come back again!

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  17. Wow, what a beautiful transformation! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing at the Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop, I am co-hosting this week and it was so great finding you there!

    creativecarmella.blogspot.com

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  18. What an adorable DIY project! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Happy Monday!

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  19. Beautiful, beautiful. Can't wait to use my chalk paint. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  20. Very nice. I love the power of paint. I've had trouble with the waxes, too. Now that I think of it, it's been harder to work with in the heat. Maybe the 100 degree weather had something to do with it...

    Great job!

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  21. That is an amazing transformation! Doesn't even look like the same piece. Can't wait to see what you do with it! :)

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  22. I'm so honored that you chose to join the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Thank you for adding this special masterpiece to rock my party :)

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  23. this is my favorite of the pieces you've one.. aaaaaaamazing~!

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  24. Nice job!!! Seems like a very versatile piece, too.

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  25. Hi! This piece turned out beautifully. Thankyou so much for sharing how you achieved this too!
    Cas x

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  26. That looks great. Found you via My Romantic Home furniture party and became your newest follower. Don't you just love the chalk paint? Pop over for a visit if you get a moment. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/07/continuation-of-story-goodwill-and.html

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  27. This piece looks fantastic...you did a great job!

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  28. Thanks so much for this beautiful post and great info. We are working on a piece, at the moment, using chalk paint for the first time and I appreciate this walk through of your chalk paint project.

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  29. Love how it turned out! I really need to invest in some Duck Egg. I'm a new follower. :)

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  30. This looks so good! Would love to feature your transformation in my old to new blog series.

    Let me know if that's ok :)

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  31. I love this table! i totally agree with you on the whole mouse sander thing. I purchased a round orbit sander and I like it so much better. I am a new user to the chalk paint. I am waiting ever so patiently for it to come in the mail. I would love any tips that you might have. Thanks for the inspiration! LOVE it!

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  32. Thanks for the tips on using the wax and what order to put them on:)

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