Hi friends! I’m so glad you stopped by today because I am so excited to show what I’ve been working on! I bought this square coffee table last summer at my favorite thrift store for $10. Their prices on furniture are unbelievably low, but if you want a shirt, it’s $4.99! Crazy!
I bought this for the shape and had every intention of turning it into a tufted ottoman. Well, I got to thinking that a beautiful tufted ottoman would not be very three-year-old-friendly, so I started thinking about what else I could do with it and that was the end of it…until now.
I recently had the opportunity to try out a new paint line from Country Chic Paint, a chalk and mineral based paint:
I immediately thought of this coffee table. It took me about a week and a small miracle to dig it out of the furniture pyramid in my garage!
And here she is transformed…
Tada! I took the pattern from a vintage tile I found online. I used blockposters.com to blow up my image into the size I needed, laid it face down, and penciled across the back of the image to transfer it. Check out this table for more details on enlarging images. This post shares how I transfer my images.
The Country Chic paint line requires a light sanding on glossy surfaces, which took me all of 10 minutes. I just sanded lightly enough to dull the finish. Then I started with a coat of Liquorice, followed by two coats of Vanilla Frosting. I love the creamy color and it blends right in with other pieces I have like my sewing cabinet:
Country Chic recommends two hours between coats. I allowed the final coat of paint to dry overnight before transferring my image. Then I got to work painting…you can see some of the transfer markings here:
I used acrylic paint to paint in the design. It took about six hours, but I enjoyed doing it. It’s very therapeutic to immerse yourself in a project like this.
I trimmed out the edge in Country Chic’s Licorice and gave it a coat of clear wax:
You can wet-distress within one to two hours, but since I was adding a design, I missed that window. I used 220 grit sand paper and a sanding block to distress it a bit.
I sanded the top lightly also, but chose not to distress it further, I’ll leave that up to my three-year old. 🙂
It fits right in with all the black and white elements in my home, like my mantel:
And my DIY Oversized Mirror:
It’s hard to tell this is the same table!
Not too shabby for $10!
My three-year old and his arsenal of plastic toys will be the real test for this paint. So far, so good!
If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!