Layering Two Colors with Chalk Paint

Coffee Table Makeover!

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I’ve had this table for over a month and decided it was time to pull it out from under the pile of other projects that had tried to hide it from sight.

 

 

 

First step, Prep for Success! Clean, Rinse then paint. Start here to learn more about getting your pieces ready to paint: PREP

Base: I was checking out my paint stock and trying to decide what this piece was going to be when it grew up and found a quart of Vogue sitting next to Coral Paradise and they strangely looked like they were meant to be.  So, I flipped the table upside down and started testing it out on the underside and the winner was One coat of Coral paradise as the base and then one coat of Vogue. To let the Coral Paradise peak through.  I used a method called Two Color Distressing (how to video) to remove the top color to reveal the base coat #coralparadise.  Mist a small area, sand, and adjust the pressure for your desired look. Fun!

Layering Two Colors with Chalk Paint

Layering Two Colors with Chalk Paint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top: I sanded the top down past the nasty high gloss finish. WARNING wear a mask..that stuff was nasty and I should have taken it outside first..what a sinus headache 🙁 You think I’d learned by now 🙂

The plan was to use Dark Chocolate, Gelato Gel Stain but it didn’t speak to me on such a light colored wood. Since this piece isn’t your everyday coffee table I wanted the top to be WOW, so I decided to mix about half and half Dark Roast Gel Stain with Smoked Pearl Shimmer Paint. (All our products work well together, so don’t be afraid to play around and mix it up) I used a damp brush to apply. The amount of coats will depend on the type of wood your working with and if it is raw or has an existing surface..more on Gelato Gel stains here. Great Video Here

Dark Gel Stain Shabby Paints

Dark Gel Stain Shabby Paints

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protection: I didn’t really want to distract from the layers so I only used a few drops of Hazelnut reVAX mixed with Sheer VAX sponged on, two coats done! Happy Girl