Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I was compensated in the form of a product. All opinions are my own.
When I moved out of my parents home, I received a set of old furniture they purchased when I was an infant: a coffee table, an end table, an old sofa set. The coffee table had a recent makeover. It was past time for the end table to receive a fresh start too! Today, I want to share with you the steps I took to update its look. However before I get started, I want to introduce you to the Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest!
The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest is a monthly furniture decorating contest. Each month there is a new theme and a new sponsor. January’s theme is “a fresh start,” and January’s sponsor is General Finishes!
General Finishes carries a nice variety of water based and oil based finishes. They are best known for their gel stains. Each participant received one quart of a General Finishes chalk paint, and the winner will receive a full case of General Finishes products! General Finishes was September’s fab sponsor as well. I participated in that month’s contest and painted a kids art table with their milk paint.
January’s fab hosts are Stacey from Anastasia Vintage and Evey from Evey’s Creations. Our fab hosts kicked off this month’s contest with freshened pieces of their own. Be sure to check out Stacy’s and Evey’s furniture flips. If you are a blogger and you are interested in participating in future contests, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I painted the end table with a few coats of General Finishes Key West Blue chalk paint. It is a light, soft blue. It is a very pretty color. The chalk paint was really easy to work with and had good coverage.
I created a herringbone pattern on the table top with white chalk paint.
Fab Flipping the End Table
Here are the steps I took to freshen up the look of the end table.
Step 1: Prep the surface of the table.
Before painting, I sanded down the surface of the table with 220 grit sandpaper.
Step 2: Cover the end table with a few layers of chalk paint.
I applied 3 coats of chalk paint to the surface of the end table.
Step 3: Create a herringbone pattern with tape and white chalk paint.
I wanted to create a pattern on the table top’s to make it more visually interesting. I settled with creating a herringbone pattern.
- First, I taped off the perimeter of the table’s top
- I used tape to divide the table top into 4 portions
- I taped off diagonals, 3 inches apart
- Finally, I painted the appropriate sections
Step 5: Seal the deal!
Once all the paint dried, I sealed the table with a satin varnish.
Herringbone End Table Makeover
I am super happy with the end table’s new look. I hesistated using the Key West Blue chalk paint because light blue is a little out of my comfort zone but I loved how this color turned. It really fits the piece.
My husband really likes the blue too.
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