DIY

Chalkboard Top Table…

March 18, 2013
Another project complete!… chalkboard seasoned and a design drawn on!… glass cleaned up and dropped on to protect the chalk and she’s ready for the show in June!…
…but first a quick recap of how it looked… and what I did to get it refinished!… check out the previous post for some additional in progress shots!…
It stated out as a more than well worn old table… all of the veneer on the top was chipped and lifted all over the place…

 

We… Oliver and I (clearly)… flipped it over and removed the trim as it was only screwed on… luckily there was no glue to fight with… once this was off I scrapped all of the remaining veneer off and was left with a flat wood surface… as it was going to be a solid colour I didn’t mind taking all of that top veneer off…

 

I hit it with a couple of coats of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Grainsack… the first coat I also used some Miss Mustard Seed Bonding Agent… as I didn’t want to do much sanding before getting at the painting!…
Once the couple of layers of paint were nice and dry I gave it a light sanding and chipped off any spots that were lifting… then for the fun on the top… as the trim sits in slightly from the edge I taped the edge to keep it grey…
BAM!… on with two coats of chalk board paint… then waiting… I’m not great at waiting… I just want everything to be finished RIGHT NOW!… tee hee hee… I just get excited to see the finished piece!…

 

Once the chalkboard paint dried the trim was screwed back on… then I had to wait… I had to wait three days before I could touch a piece of chalk to the top… the night that it was ready to be seasoned I was late getting home from work but I went at the table anyhow… I had to work on it!…
Even when there isn’t anything drawn on it the dusty charcoal grey table top looks sweet with the grey paint on the rest of the table…
…but I couldn’t just leave it… so I hit up the Graphics Fairy to see what would look good chalked onto the top… Like I had done with the Tea Trolly top… tattoo stylee…  I transferred a rough outline in chalk onto he table top and then went at it with chalk… eraser and q-tips… the q-tips helped cleanup some small areas here and there and help me to get a little more detail that I can get with the fat chalk sticks…

 

When I finished this up I was so excited… it took forever to fall asleep!… I can’t wait to show this piece off at the show in June!… I’m so excited to see what people will think of it!…
I’ve dropped the round piece of glass back onto the table top to protect the chalk drawing from kitty feet… and any thing that may be laid on the table top… I plan to sell this one with the design and glass on but the owner of can change it up as often as they like!… I think I’m going to end up with a few pieces that have chalk board areas on them… I really love the look…
Saturday morning my Pickle and I ran out to pickup a few more treasures that I’d secured… Here’s a sneaky peak!…
And this sweet petite dresser… at first I wasn’t sure what I would do with it… if I would even paint it… but Chris and I talked about a few different options and came up with a plan!… 😉
This petite dresser would work perfect in a small bedroom… walk in closet… even in a dining room, living room or larger entryway!… it’s not too small for a bedroom at all… and its definitely not too large that it can’t be used elsewhere in the home…
I can’t wait to get this one started!… only I have to pickup some supplies before I can really get going on it… stay tuned for this sweet petite!…

 

Today was a pretty chill day… Pickly and I got a few things done around the house and I had just run out my Clinique BB Cream so I made a quick trip to Shoppers to pick up a new tube… and well they had some deals on… so I picked up a couple of other items that I was running out of and got this sweet kit of samples for free!… and there are some large sized awesome treats in here!…

 

To finish off the day I had a green soak with another Lush bath bomb… I love these things…
How was your weekend?… get any projects wrapped up?… do anything for St. Patrick’s day today?…
xo
Lacey

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