I finally transformed my table with paint and it was so easy!
Lately, I have been tackling a few home projects that have been on mind for a long time. I’ve actually found some time to get these projects checked off the list and they have made the biggest difference! One of these projects was painting this giant stone console table in our dining room. Here’s how I finally transformed my console table with paint.
Honestly, it’s not really my style but it was one of the few things I kept in our home that originally came from my in laws. The detailing on it and the curved lines are unique and I have to say that I actually like it now that it’s no longer yellow/beige.
Here is what it looked like before.
The beige made the piece look super traditional and it just didn’t fit with the rest of the decor. Here’s what it looks like now. I gave my dining room a little makeover by adding some beachy art and some faux greenery.
It only took about an hour and half and I shared the tips on my IG stories for my design series called, “You Got Style.” The videos show the steps so you can still find them saved under highlights on my profile.
It looks so fresh and clean in here.
Sometimes, it’s the simple changes that can make a big impact.
The first piece of furniture I ever painted was 15 years ago. I am by no means a professional but I’ve figured out what I like especially after testing out different methods. Here is what I did here.
- Clean the furniture and wipe away any oils or residue
- I gave it one coat of Rustoleum chalk paint in linen white
- After that dried, I painted the second coat with Sherwin Williams Alabaster (I did this because the chalk paint adheres to surfaces easily. Linen white was too stark of a white and I wanted a creamy white so I used Alabaster by Sherwin Williams for my second coat.
- After that dried, I went over some areas and did some light streaks on the top with Sherwin Williams Falling Snow.
- Lastly, I rubbed some clear wax from Annie Sloan on the top of the table.
This room feels so serene and calm with the new coastal vibe going on. My biggest tip with painting furniture is to try something small first. Don’t go painting your treasured grandma’s vintage dresser first! Thrift a small nightstand or frame and do a couple of trial runs until you feel more confident. Most of all, have fun watching your old pieces turn from drab to fab!
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
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