Monday, January 25, 2016

Front Porch Table

A bit of paint and a new knob and my front porch now has a splash of color.


Front Porch Table

I found this little nightstand at a yard sale. I got it for $3. I've had it on the porch for a couple years, but you can see it needed a little love.
Front Porch Table

I've heard so much about chalk paint over the years. When I saw it in my local craft store, I decided to give it a try.

The claim is that there's no prep work - no sanding, or primer. Sounds good to me! I did wash all the dirt and cobwebs that had collected on it from being outside, but nothing else.

Front Porch Table
This is my typical set up when painting something that's small enough to bring indoors. Spread out an old vinyl table cloth and go at it.

Front Porch Table


Front Porch Table
I went with two coats of paint. Since I knew I would scuff it up a bit with sandpaper, it covered well enough.  If I wasn't distressing it, I would have done a 3rd coat.

Front Porch Table
I found a finegrain piece of sandpaper and lightly rubbed it over the entire surface of the piece. I then used the wax on the drawer, it totally ruined the look. So I repainted and resanded the drawer and decided not to wax it. I've had it outside on the covered porch since August, and so far so good.

Lastly, I added a knob {another yard sale find}

Front Porch Table

It was a quick and easy project. What is your latest project?


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