This may end up being one of my favorite projects…..
It was also one of my easiest.
Which is why it is probably one of my favorites.
Doesn’t take me long…..does it?
Got this table for Freebirds apartment.
Which we finally found by the way……hallelujah.
It was butt ugly.
That comment will freak my hubby out.
He doesn’t like me to talk like that.
So, let’s call it …… bu-gly.
That will be our code.
It was bu-gly.
I actually wish it would have been cheaper and I almost didn’t get it….
But I was envisioning the end result.
My goodies I used.
And of course my handy dandy spray paint nozzle thing.
NO PICTURE….sorry….you’ve seen it a million times.
First step….wiped it clean.
Then I used the Valspar primer….a 1/2 of a can.
My thoughts on that.
One…it was such cheap particle board I knew nothing was going to stick.
Two…..I wanted to try the spray primer.
I don’t like the red for myself…..Freebird loved it coming through a bit. Next time I would put a light coat of what color I want to peep through over the primer.
I wasn’t too worried about the middle of the table and I will show you why in a minute.
I taped off the edges….and did a light distressing all over the rest of the table BUT not the center.
Don’t be scared.
It’s chalkboard paint.
Painted the fake drawer handle nickle…..because that is what I had.
I would rather a bronze color with the other colors I have going on here….but the name of the game right now is using what we have and not getting more.
How cute did it turn out???
She LOVED it.
How much fun to leave messages for her roommate.
I know this will be the main one.
This project probably took all of thirty minutes.
I have to say that having primer under the spray paint was awesome.
I guess I should have been reading some of those tutorials out there!
It made the project go so quickly.
The 747 degree weather may have had something to do with the quick drying paint though as well.
Favorite project but just so you know…….
Her leaving…… and getting an apartment……WITH A TWELVE MONTH LEASE……..
Is going to kill me.
Have you all tried chalkboard paint?
I know…… I am like the last one on the chalkboard train with this project……..and I did consider dry erase but chalkboard looked better with this style…..to me.
I couldn’t see me using a chalkboard coffee table in my home at this stage of life but do you think you would use this for a child’s room or college age child’s room?
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