Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Thrift Store Side Table Makeover

Thrift store side tables make me very happy! They're like a blank canvas for a DIY'er.  I grabbed these two for $5 each in my neighborhood and knew exactly what to do with them.  Now you know I wouldn't steer you in the wrong direction so make sure to grab some Americana Decor Chalky Finish paints for your next project.  No sanding, priming or prep.  Just wipe off and paint!  Deco Art also makes an amazing line of large French theme stencils that were perfect for this project.  Have fun and get decorating!  

Ooh la la! 
Large stencil
Dust cloth
Sanding block
Masking tape 
$5 thrift store side tables......Pretty awful here, aren't they!
Here's the how-to video
Wipe down your piece and make sure it's free of dirt and dust and start painting! 
 These knobs were metal, but Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint is multi surface.
It dries to a beautiful chalky finish.  
When dry, take a sanding block and distress the edges. 

Use small pieces of masking tape to secure your stencil. 
Using a dauber, lightly fill in your stencil using very little paint and adding more paint as you go along.  Too much paint in the beginning can seep under your stencil and ruin the crispness of the images and lettering. 
You're done!
Americana Decor Chalky Finish paints come in 29 designer colors!

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