If you read the first post in my Master Bedroom Makeover Series, you saw this lovely gray table beside my reading nook chair.
The table did not start off so lovely. Or gray. In fact, it is still beat up quite a bit, as you can see on the front edge. But that's ok, everything needs a little character, right?. The table started out like this:
Ugh. The top was in pretty bad shape. Remember the Little Dresser that Could? Grunt Labor and I picked up this table for a whopping $5 when we bought that dresser and the other truckload full of furniture for $40. Whoot! Whoot! That was the day Grunt Labor began counting the number and variety of animals he saw in the front yard in the middle of the city where we were. He seriously started making a list, y'all. He saw: 2 pigs, 3 goats, 10 chickens, 1 rooster, 4 dogs, and 3 cats all in one person's front yard. Now, I am from the country, this did not phase me, however, my Grunt Labor City Man was astonished. He was also fearing for our lives that day, wondering where in the hell I was taking him to pick up amazing finds. Never doubt the wisdom of me. Always remember, the man may be the head of the family, but the woman is the neck and the neck turns the head. Am I right or am I right? Ok, honestly, this place was a little sketchy. But, I digress. Again, as usual.
So, I mixed up some of my home made chalk paint with a sample pint I got for free at Ace Hardware. I used Benjamin Moore's Trout Gray
It is a fabulous color! I gave it two coats of the diy chalk paint and then two coats of Minwax Polycrylic Clear Satin Spray. If you haven't used it before, it is great for sealing and protecting painted pieces! There are no brush strokes, just a nice, even, low sheen, durable finish. And Minwax didn't pay me to say that!
For a $5 table, I think it turned out alright. Even Grunt Labor said he liked it.