Sunday, October 18, 2015

Entryway Table and Mirror

I decided to repaint my entryway table and mirror.  I wanted something different and this is how it turned out...

I really had no plans on sharing this project so I didn't take any before pictures or step by step pictures, but if you are interested in knowing how I achieved this look, I will share my process.  

I mixed my own chalk paint using paint left over from previous projects.  I first applied three coats of white to both pieces.  Once completely dry, I applied one coat of Khaki Tan by Decoart to just the mirror and drawers.  Once dry I sanded the paint to reveal the white underneath.  Using a dark Minwax stain, I applied it to the painted surface and quickly removed it with a dry cloth as I didn't want it too dark.  Again, I only did this to the drawers and mirror.  Some areas were darker than I liked so I sanded a bit of the color away and dry brushed white over top just to lighted the area.  I continued in this manner until I was happy with the colors.  I used a clear Minwax paste wax to all surfaces to give the table and mirror a rich buffed sheen.

I was trying to achieve an old world look similar to Restoration Hardware.  Hmmmm...any thoughts???Some days I like it and other days I think I should repaint it.  It's only been a few days so I will live with it a bit longer.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great week!