I have been dabbling in making over a few furniture pieces and when I saw it for $1 at a garage sale, I thought what have I got to lose! In this post you will see painting, stenciling, and glazing. If I can do it, so can you!!!
Here is the side table that I purchased for $1 at a garage sale. It had holes on top, some sort of sticky residue from something that was sitting on it, and some scratches.
I used a sanding sponge and sanded the sticky residue off, and tried to even out some of the scratches. It was a lot of work to sand, and I thought there must be a better way to do this…
I used this plastic wood my husband had from another project. I mixed it, used a putty knife to fill the holes, and once it was dry I sanded the holes down.
I have the wonderful opportunity to work with Dixie Belle Paint products for this project. It is my first time working with their products and let me tell you I am impressed. The company also is there to help you with tutorials, and you can email them questions. This paint is great for the everyday DIYer. No sanding or primer necessary (I totally could have skipped that step.) You can check out their products here: Dixie Belle Paint Company
I used a medium Dixie Belle round brush to paint on Dixie Belle Hurricane Gray Chalk Mineral paint. A little goes a long way for the paint, it self levels, and the paint brush really helps a beginner like me minimize brush strokes. I could have gotten away with one coat but I did 2 to even out my paint job.
I used their Dixie Belle Fluff Mineral Paint for the legs. Lighter colors take 2 coats of paint.
I am using Dixie Bell Van Dyke Brown Glaze to accent the legs.
Paint the glaze into the creases to add depth to your piece.
Using a damp cloth or paper towel gently rub and wipe the glaze until you get the desired look you want.
You can see the leg on the right was the one I was working on. I was looking to emphasize the creases but not change too much of the white color.
I will be using their “Paris” stencil on the top of my table.
I will demo this on a piece of paper. I used the Hurricane Gray as the base, and used painter’s tape to hold the stencil in place.
Using the Fluff paint I dabbed it onto the stencil.
Here is the stencil when it’s done.
Here is the completed table!
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*Please note in the cost of the project that is purchasing all the materials. You will have plenty of paint and glaze left to do many more projects.
Materials I used for this project:
Dixie Belle Paints – http://www.dixiebellepaintcompany.com/
Dixie Belle Hurricane Gray Chalk Mineral Paint
Dixie Belle Fluff Chalk Mineral Paint
Dixie Belle Van Dyke Brown Glaze
Dixie Belle Round Paint Brush
Dixie Belle Paris Stencil
Side Table (Garage Sale)
Painters Tape (Hardware Store)