Again, I forgot to get BEFORE pictures before jumping into redoing this sweeeet table.
The top had been painted a terrible kelly green enamel and the rest was done in white enamel. So, to keep from having to do lots of prep work, I decided to use chalk paint on this one. And, it worked amazingly yet again!!! 8-)
I used the plaster of Paris recipe which is given HERE. The paint, I had mixed , using a deep turquoise and adding white to make a prettier, softer color. I put on two coats, sanding between coats. And, since I love the soft chalky look, I didn't wax or do any other kind of finish. If you want, you can add a finish, but it changes the soft look.
This neat old piece still sported its original label on the bottom saying, Maddox Table Company, Jamestown, N.Y. After a little research, I believe this to have been produced between the late 1800's and no later than the 1920's. Just look at the detail.
Sanding a little around the edges allowed the white and green to show through.
Add items that match and she's ready to use.
See ya'll soon with more makeovers. 8-)
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