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

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

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

  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.

  5. Very nice - I have to start doing those graphic 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!


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

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

  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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