This post was sponsored by DecoArt, but the opinions and clever quips are completely mine.
I finished this painting project just in the knick of time! With our baby due in less than two weeks, I added this to my ever-growing list of projects to complete before we would be holding our baby boy. And wouldn’t you know, this set of nesting tables was a fairly easy project, perfect for this nesting mom!
I LOVE nesting tables. I love how they look, I love their versatility, and I love how add a little more dimension to a space. When I happened upon this set over the summer at the thrift store, I was thrilled. I’ve been on the hunt for a set for years!
But they were super ugly.
Painted in a matte black with stickers all over them. They were dirty, wobbly, and gross. Upon closer inspection, I realized that underneath that horrible finish was solid hardwood, and they were wobbly only because of loose hardware. An easy fix. I decided to pick these up, and for just over twenty dollars, I finally had my very own set of nesting tables.
I spent my summer busy with other plans and just couldn’t get to finishing them, and by the time fall rolled around I was ready to check them off my list. Thanks to the folks at DecoArt, I had the opportunity to try out their new Americana Home Decor Chalky Finish paint.
This was my first time using paint with a chalk finish and to be honest, I wasn’t sure if I would like the end result. I know that chalk type paints have been all over the blogosphere for quite some time now, but I was reluctant to try them because a chalky surface just didn’t sound appealing to me. My mind immediately goes to fingernails on a chalkboard! I envisioned the dusty, rough surface on my furniture. I prefer latex paints on furniture because it cleans easily, and I assumed a chalk paint would just leave me disappointed.
I’m happy to say that I couldn’t have been more WRONG! Not only was this paint a pleasure to work with, but the wax finishing creme left my tables velvety smooth. I can’t believe how smooth the final finish is with these paints!
For more chalky finish project ideas, check out decoart.com/chalky finish.
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