I recently decided to change up my coffee table and I am so happy with the results! It has been about 3 years ago that I got this Ethan Allen coffee table at Goodwill for $15 and painted it white. Now I decided to add a bit of color to it with a paint I mixed and then do a lace treatment on it. I love it!
I mixed this blue color by mixing a sample of Martha's Aegean Blue and Valspar's Glass Green..then I added about a cup or two (I just eyeball it and try to do about 1/3) of Plaster of Paris. I have been mixing the Plaster of Paris into my paint for about the last 2 weeks and I am so happy with the results! I have never used "real" chalk paint and so I don't have a way to compare..but my homemade chalk paint has a great texture and adheres beautifully. I think it gives a thicker look than regular paint and has a more old look about it. Hard to explain. I plan to keep doing this to my paint because I can't afford to buy the real stuff. Someday I would like to get some just to see the difference though.
|This is a paint sample I got in the mistake section and made some chalk paint for a chair
Normally of course I have the drawers turned towards the couch but I wanted to show them off so turned it this way for the pictures. One of the things I love about this coffee table is those drawers. The kids have one drawer for game controllers and stuff and I have one for dog brushes, nail files, all the little stuff you like to have on hand when watching TV.
Though it is a little hard to see in the photos I did a light spray over the lace this time..on the stool I did a couple coats. Also this lace is more delicate and I am really pleased how it turned out. I am going to put Varathane on it I think because the coffee table gets a lot of abuse. Normally I just put clear wax over it. I may do a little distressing too..haven't decided yet.
If you didn't see my original post on the lace technique it is here Lace Technique
If anyone wants to try this and has questions feel free to e-mail me or leave a question in the comments and I'll get back to you. It is a really fun technique--my husband even thinks its cool (I'm lucky that way) and I would love to see other peoples results if they try it.
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