Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Campaign Coffee Table

I cannot get the before picture to upload tonight. Grrrr!

Due to a huge stash of furniture and need to move things more quickly, I finally took the plunge and decided to try chalk paint! Only I made my own using Plaster of Paris. It was really easy and I didn't have to sand OR prime! Giddy!

Anyway, I found this gem at Goodwill a few weeks ago. Solid wood, dovetail drawers and a leather inlay top. I quickly painted the table in three coats...less than an hour between coats because the chalk paint dries so quickly. I sanded it lightly just to make it feel more smooth...and then I waxed it with Fiddes Wax in Jacobean to age it out.




There were only 5 of the 6 original pulls, so I improvised by using these 2 antique knobs on the bottom drawer.





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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. How did you make the paint? I need to make some black. Love it, so pretty. Hugs, Marty

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is awesome!!! i love the shape and style!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a unique piece Allison! Great finish, you are a whiz with the dark wax! I like homemade chalk paint option too!

A Vintage Vine said...

That is a beautiful piece, the dark wax really brings out the color, great choice!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Beautiful! That is a great Goodwill find!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

That is really cool!

Kelli Frueh said...

I made my own for my last project and loved it more than ASCP. Did you?

Twice Nice said...

What a fabulous find! Looks lovely!

Anonymous said...

I love this table. It looks so good! I'm visiting from Hooking Up with HOH :)

{my simple messterpiece}

Deb Hrabik said...

I have been wanting to try making chalk paint. Now you've inspired me!
Thanks, Deb@LakeGirlPaints

Melinda said...

Great color! And especially love all the hardware. I am dying to try chalk paint--just need the paint and the time. :)

Our Pinteresting Family said...

This piece is fantastic. I really like the hardware that you chose as well. Megan

Diane said...

Such a great find and you did a wonderful job making it a lot more appealing!

Shanna Gilbert said...

Could you tell me what your recipe for the chalk paint is?
Thanks so much!