Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Chalk it Up to Paint!

Remember this little end table I got for $5 at a yard sale? I can hardly contain myself...I painted it with Old White chalk paint and love it! However, when I first started painting it, I admit it, I panicked! You see, chalk paint isn't like ordinary paint; it's a little thicker and it dries pretty quickly, so after three looked terrible; it was lumpy and uneven looking. I had to call an expert for advice...Cassie at Primitive & Proper. She calmed me a bit, told me to sand and wax. I did, adding a lot of distressing to hide those large lumps and the parts that had a little too much texture, and whew! I really like it now.

I grabbed these knobs, which I think match so nicely (so, now my nightstand needs new knobs). And, I immediately found a home for this sweet piece in my front hall (it may be temporary, but for now it works).

Of course, once I started with the chalk paint, I couldn't stop... I bought these candleholders at another yard sale for $5 (seems to be my magic number) and decided they would look great with a little chalk paint, too; the rust orange color looked great for autumn, but not for the rest of the year since nothing in my home is rust orange.  I love how they turned out.

Hmm, I wonder how the dog would look painted...

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

all is well that ends well! :) it turned out adorably!!!
got your text but i was making lunch with the munchkin next to me. it really turned out lovely!!!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

very pretty Renee! I love the candleholders too! Not bad for 10 bucks!

Ali Richardson said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the table and candle holders SO much. Great job!

Ido said...

I love how your products turned out, beautiful! Found your blog through Faded Charm, new follower here!
Have a lovely day!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

The table really shows up now...great job!!! Oh, and the candleholders....much better in white!!!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

What a cute table! It look great in white. I like the knobs you used but the knobs it came with looked nice too.

Candle holders are charming.

Jenny said...

hehehe, Love the dog comment! It gets a bit that way doesn't it ... "what can I paint white next!!?!"
Love your blog and grabbed your button :) Come visit me when you get a chance!
Jen xo

Cass @ That Old House said...

Our dog has gotten himself painted when I am in the middle of a project -- and I don't recommend it! :-) Too hard to get the paint out of his coat!

The little table had lovely bones when you acquire, and now it's got better lines, brought out by your paint brush.
Lovely project!

Lesley T said...

OMG, you got a deal on those candleholders! They originally retailed for $95 at Southern Living at Home!