Monday, October 7, 2013

Striped Table Redo

I found this little table over the summer at Salvation Army. 

(Sorry, crappy cell phone pic)

The table has great bones, but the finish was ugly and outdated. I thought because of the glossy finish, it might be the perfect table to try out some homemade chalk paint for the very first time. I know, I'm so late to the chalk paint game - I'm not really sure why I waited so long! 

I used baking soda because I already had it on hand! 1 cup of latex paint in Parchment White and 1/4 cup baking soda mixed well. 

I gave it three coats for really great coverage and decided on stripes for the top. 

Once I had the tape in place for the stripes I did one more coat of my base color to help get crisp lines with no bleeding. I discovered that handy little tip HERE

 Followed by two coats of gray. 

After a small bit of distressing here's the table now!

I am very happy with the results of the chalk paint and plan to use it again soon! 

P.S. There's still time to link up your Fall Decor!! Head over to the party now!!!

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:


  1. Lovely redo. It reminds me of how paint can turn something not so pretty into something so pretty. Have a great day!

  2. Whether you arrived late to the game or not doesn't really matter to me, because your little table turned out simply gorgeous! Love the stripes....
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  3. Looks great Melissa! Love those two colors together. Did you wax to seal or poly? Dee from My Painted Stuff.

  4. Your table turned out great! The stripes give it the perfect touch!
    Blessings - Sara

  5. Gotta love those blue and white stripes! Just super!


  6. Gray (or grey for more elegance like this table!) is my new favorite color. Love the stripes and welcome to homemade chalk paint world.

  7. Melissa I LOVE this, looks great. I did a striped bedside cabinet using dull taupe shade for stripes. Did you use bluish grey? Lovely makeover!

  8. Hard to believe that is the same table. Beautifully done!

  9. Great table. Love the stripes. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  10. Melissa, Your little table is absolutely gorgeous now! It was terribly shabby before, and not the nice shabby either. But now it's lovely!

  11. What a beautiful transformation!

  12. I just love this! so cute!
    I have a giveaway going on and today is the last day to enter, would love for you to check it out!

  13. This little table is unbelievably adorable. I just love how white paint and some stripes can make it so beautiful. Well done.

  14. Wow! Very nice job!

  15. Love it -- and thanks for the tip shout out!!!

    :) Linda

  16. Beautiful make-over Melissa. Love that you added the stripes. Thanks for the tip.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  17. I popped over from Wow Us Wednesday Linky Party. What a beautiful makeover - I'm loving the stripes!

  18. Looks beautiful ! Love it those stripes ! Came from Shabby Nest party !

  19. You are always so creative!! Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two!!
    Make it a pink day :)


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