I am pretty excited to finally paint a piece of furniture that I can carry upstairs to the good light! It seems like lately everything I have worked on goes straight out the back door for a yard picture. Unfortunately, the dog also finds her way to the yard, so...ummm...you know. We just have to be careful is all I am saying!
I found this cute little table tucked away in the time out corner at Goodwill. Behind the things hanging on the wall. Strange.
Once it came home with me, I looked through my Hobby Lobby knob collection (say that three times fast!). I found some knobs and liked the color combination of one and decided the table should be painted with ASCP in Provence and Primer Red to match the knob colors. Wouldn't you know it? I was out of Primer Red, or at least I couldn't find the can. Its probably here, but goodness only knows where it might be in this mess!
I decided to try and make some chalk paint of my own using latex paint from my stash mixed with calcium carbonate powder and a little hot water to help with the mixing. I used the recipe from Sherry at No Minimalist Here. 2/3 latex to 1/3 Calcium Carbonate Powder. My opinion? It's not Annie Sloan, but I didn't hate it like I thought I might. It was a little lumpy before I added the hot water but once added, that seemed to do the trick. It was very smooth. It applied evenly with good coverage and distressed nicely.
Then I dry brushed a bit of ASCP Provence on the top and sanded it back quite a bit to show the wood underneath. Clear and dark wax were then applied and I buffed it to a light shine. Not bad.
And at least it's not in the time out corner anymore! It will be headed to Restoration Emporium for the February sale ~ Feb 3, 4 and 5. I have linked to their Facebook Page, you should go and take a look around and "like" their page. Ridiculousness I tell you. Sheer Ridiculousness.