Thursday, October 11, 2012

Distressed Chalkpaint Queen Anne Coffee Table

 Don't worry, this pretty white Queen Anne coffee table will have you breathing a sigh of relief! This is only like the second piece that I've actually distressed, ever. That awesome black desk was the first one, and he was just begging for it!!!
 
DIY vintage chalk paint coffee table
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Here she is before. For a Queen, she sure was unrefined!
DIY vintage chalk paint coffee table

Anyway, this coffee table also constitutes a first for me. My first time using chalk paint. No, Queen Anne isn't adorned with Anne Sloan. I used a home made recipe (more on that later). I'm not sure that I'm sold on the whole chalk paint thing. I mean, I could have achieved the same look with spray paint without having to wax the whole thing after painting. However, she came out nicely.

DIY vintage chalk paint coffee table

The bad news? I sort of like her maybe a little better than my ottoman!!! lol

DIY vintage chalk paint coffee table

Isn't she awesome with my sectional?

DIY vintage chalk paint coffee table
DIY vintage chalk paint coffee table

What do you think? I'm all for efficiency, so I have always preferred to spray paint. Although, now that it's getting cooler I see more hand painting in my future. Do you paint pieces by hand or spray away??

This lady has SOLD, but you can see other awesome finds here!
 
 
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4 comments:

  1. I hate spray painting. I cannot get an even finish. But I haven't had good luck with homemade chalk paint, either. Annie Sloan, however, had me at hello. :) I was so hesitant because I didn't want to pay so much for it, but it's been worth it.

    The coffee table looks great!

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