Welcome to Colorful Monday! Today I am going to share with you a before & after project I did today in the shop. We had this adorable solid wood console table with amazing carving. When I find items like this I usually wait a few weeks and see if anyone wants to purchase them as is, since the natural wood is gorgeous.
This little guy hadn’t sold yet so I couldn’t wait to get my little chalk paint hands on her! I got so excited I almost forgot to take the before picture (you can see I started to paint her).
This project was much more of a creative endeavor vs. a traditional chalk paint project so I will share the steps I did with you.
1 – Lightly cover the console table in Coco Chalk Paint® focusing on the carved areas of the piece.
2 – Take Old White Chalk Paint and lightly cover the piece, not fully covering all of the wood, I wanted to leave some exposed wood (less distressing later) as well as some of the Coco color. I love the layering and depth of the two Chalk paint colors as well as the natural wood.
3- Went back over the carved areas of the piece with my Coco Chalk Paint brush just to ad additional dimension.
4- I used a sanding sponge to the lightly distress the craved areas and edges as well as smooth out the top.
5 – Apply Annie Sloan clear wax with a large wax brush.