Thursday, October 13, 2011

DIY Chalk Paint and a Curb~ shopped Demilune

  You might remember OR NOT… I curb-shopped this little demilune table way back in the spring. Just minding my own business driving down the Farm-to-Market…that comes to my house…and there it was on the side of the road. Waiting to be rescued. {wink} canton- coop progress- netting-around the yard 010  Here it is on my porch.  That bit O’ orange you see there is a wire brush. Yes! the paint was so chippy and Au Natural  …the perfect shade of TRASH …JUST RIGHT FOR A FAUX CHALK PAINT JOB, in my opinion. canton- coop progress- netting-around the yard 020   See…Chippy. To say the least.    I scraped rather vigorously with the wire brush  and got most of the loose paint off the piece.  After all, I didn’t want to do ANY prep.
 I’ll spare you all the details and just say…
2/3 paint--- to 1/3 Plaster of Paris
…Just like Sherry said at No Minimalist Here
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Oh yes~ and my favorite shade of paint---Ooops! Paint by Valspar. (already on hand)
And then of course… a little bit of sand paper.  For after. canton- coop progress- netting-around the yard 031
It looks much better.  Wouldn’t you say?
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It’s still on the front porch.  I painted it and of course it still looks rough—but overall the paint technique worked great.  I’m going to be using it again. This was just a TEST.  I planned all along to use this little Trash to Treasure Table on the front porch.
*** Just so you know… right after Sherry posted her ‘recipe’ for chalk paint…there wasn’t a NORMAL SIZED box to be had around the lake where I live. None. Unless of course you wanted a bunch!
DID YOU KNOW??? You can buy Plaster of Paris at Lowe’s. It comes in 2 sizes…I don’t know that I’ll ever use the whole 25 lb. bag I bought.  But…I’m gonna try! 
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Kolein said...

It's not easy being green!!!!

LOVE your table!

DIY chalk paint??? seriously??? that's awesome!!!! I'm jumping over to Sherry's blog to take a look, too!!!


Unknown said...

Hi Pat! I love your little table make over! right up my alley! Keep up the good work!

Shelley said...

Your table looks awesome. Can't believe it was a curb find! I had no idea you can make your own chalk paint?! Thank you for sharing your method :)

The Boston Lady said...

Ah ha! DIY Chalk paint! It was only a matter of time... May try this soon. Your curbside treasure turned out Mahvelous! I love your pioneering spirit, my dear! Ann

camp and cottage living said...

Your stand turned out great. I like the green color you chose. Don't know where to put it yet?

Intentional Living Homestead said...

Oh I love it...if you ever have a giveaway, I have a perfect idea for you LOL...and maybe I could win {smile}.


Kristina said...

Love the table. What a neat find.

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

That table looks so gorgeous - I can't believe someone threw it away!

Gail said...

WOW Pat you did an awesome job on your curb side find! Love the shade of green you used. Isn't it great to be able to make your own chalk paint.

Enjoy your evening,