We’re back for day four of Makeover Week with a couple of very simple redos. I found this little table set at Savers, my absolute favorite thrift store, and scooped it up. Sorry for the poor photo… I just took it on my phone.
The top of the table needed a lot of love so while watching Modern Family I scrubbed, used Goo Gone and sanded. Normally you don’t need to sand to prep your surface with chalk paint but this piece had been a kids art table and had the glitter and glue covering the surface to prove it.
Oddly enough, this little piece needed more prep than any of my larger pieces that I redid for this week but it was worth it… I love how it turned out!
I did the table in Country Chic Paint’s Simplicity. My can is almost empty now and I’m so disappointed… it is a breeze to paint with and covers fabulously. I did have some problems covering the marker on top of the table… at first I tried just painting over it with the chalk paint and the marker kept bleeding through. Then I tried adding a layer of latex primer and then a layer of chalk paint, and the marker still bled through. I then decided to cover the top in Bliss and paint over it with two coats of Simplicity. That did the trick! For whatever reason the stubborn marker wanted to bleed through every kind of paint I had on hand except for a darker color.
Because it’s fun seeing the before and after in one shot, here you go:
I sold this piece to a blog reader and then was so excited to do another children’s set… I got this second one from a friend from church. Her daughter used it when she was younger and now her daughter is in my Junior High girls Sunday School class! 🙂
I was inspired to paint these chairs Dark Roast by Country Chic Paints after seeing dark gray chairs with a kids set in the newest Pottery Barn Kids catalog. I painted them during an episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse one morning after breakfast, hence the kids sitting not trying to get their hands in the paint. Do you see how Drew tucked all his animals into a blanket on the couch next to him? He said they were cold and wanted to sleep. 🙂
I love how the set came out!
Tammy, a long time blog reader, bought the set… here is her son James already playing on the chairs while Tammy put together the table! I love seeing pieces that I redo in people’s home and knowing that they love them!
A note about tomorrow’s mystery piece: