Chalk Paint DIY

February 9, 2017

Would you look at that…I got more stuff from the auction! I was on the hunt for some bedside tables for the spare bedroom for quite a while…so I was really excited when I got a set of two at the auction for ONLY $48. Below are pictures of what they looked like before the makeover. I found them quite charming as they were but one of them had scratches on the top part…which is why I decided to refurbish them with some FAT Paint.

Whenever I refurbish furniture, I usually stick with some light colours such as off white so I really wanted to step out of my comfort zone with this one and am I ever happy I did!

I decided to go with the colour Skyline from FAT paintThis is a lot darker than what I normally go for but two people at Front Porch Mercantile recommended it…SO lets do it!

Instantly, I knew I wanted to change the hardware so I started off by patching up the holes and drilling new ones in each drawer.

Next, I gave the tables a good wipe down with water and a lint free cloth. After, I gave it a light sanding which I then wiped off again.

I then applied two coats of paint…with my Cling On brush of course.

After applying the paint, I gave it another light sanding to smooth it out before applying the Wax.

SO…I can’t believe I only just now tried the FAT Beeswax Polished for the first time. It created such a nice finish and was so much easier to spread than I thought. It feels more like a soft scream than a heavy duty wax. This will be my new go to!

I applied it with a lint free cloth, working in small sections at a time. Apply, then wipe off.

That’s it…I completed this project in two days!

Here’s a picture of the knobs I got from Carte Blanche. I’m TOTALLY obsessed with them!!! They have such a nice antique look to them.

Here’s a look at the final product…

I am more than happy with the way they turned out! Skyline is the perfect pop of colour for the room…it blends perfectly with the wall colour which is Inukshuk from Benjamin Moore.

This spare bedroom is finally coming together very nicely. Next step will be adding art on the walls…any suggestions?

If you’re planning on tackling any big DIY projects…don’t forget to have fun with it!!!

xo

Dominique

4 Comments

  • Reply Jonnie February 11, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    I love this definitely going to try this when I get some time!
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    • Reply Dominique February 12, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      Thank you!! You wouldn’t believe how easy it is ; )

  • Reply HOWIMETMYSTYLE February 12, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Love the outcome! The color matches beautifuly, great work! 🙂

    • Reply Dominique February 12, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      Thank you!! xo

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