Sunday, June 17, 2012

DemiLune Table Makeover


I recently bought this old demilune end table at the thrift shop:
I decided to try to make my own chalk paint.
After lots of research from numerous blogs, I decided to mix 1 c. of latex paint with 2 1/2T. of Plaster of Paris with 1T. water:
The paint went on very easily and smooth. After 2 coats of paint, this is what I had - NO sanding - No priming. It was quick and easy!
I printed (in reverse) a graphic from The Graphics Fairy and placed the ink side to the wood and scribbled with a pencil so that the ink would leave an imprint on the paint:

I also printed a graphic so that I could follow the design if it didn't rub through clearly:
I painted stripes of black and white (of course) around the edges and also a little black on the legs:
I trimmed the edges in gold and waxed the table to protect it:
And here is the finished table:
So, is the home made version of chalk paint much different from ASCP? Yes, mine was. It is not as "chalky-feeling", but it covered just as well! Will I do it again - FOR SURE!

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8 comments:

  1. Your table is adorable! Love those cute little half tables:@)

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  2. Patti, your little table is gorgeous! You did a wonderful transformation!

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  3. So stinking cute! Is there anything you can't do? Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  4. Beautiful, Patti! You always do the best black and white checks! Love the gold rim you added and the graphic on top is just enough.

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  5. Very nice - I have to start doing those graphic transfers...love the Graphics Fairy. It's on my to do list!

    Did it transfer enough, so that you could easily follow along with a an artist's paint brush and paint?

    Great project - love the xtra touch of the the black and white and gold!

    Linda
    http://www.studioofdecorativearts.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh my gosh Patti...I love this!
    You picked the perfect graphic too!

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  7. That turned out great! You did such a good job with the graphic!

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  8. I used their paint just today and thought of making my own when I run out. I will have to try this. Love the demi!!

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