Here’s my latest project in progress–the transformation of a $20 Craig’s List find into a table for the Provence room downstairs. I was looking for something that had a little rustic style (not just straight legs) and that wasn’t too large. This table fit the bill, so now I’ve started “Frenchifying” it a bit.
My husband is sanding the top, which I will stain in a medium pine, and I’m painting the legs and skirt a pretty blue.
This is the first time I’ve mixed my own chalk paint, and I have to tell you it worked beautifully. So much less expensive than buying it. I found the color I wanted in a more expensive paint, then had it mixed to match that color swatch in a cheaper latex paint. I mixed the chalk paint at a ratio of 3 parts paint to 1 part plaster of Paris. It went on very smoothly and covered completely in one coat. I love it!
When I finish staining the top, I’ll paint the skirt blue, use dark wax on the painted sections, and lightly poly the table top. I’ll show you the completed project in a future post.
And just for fun–here’s the latest evolution of the wildflower garden! The larkspur and blanket flowers are just beginning to kick in right now,