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Do you know what happened to us? We spilled curry on our simply fine, but quite boring IKEA table. It all started out good and well, but before you knew it there was Butter Chicken ahoy and do you think I could get that outta the table top? I really could not. What to do?
Well, I painted it white and had a bit of a think. Actually I painted TWO coats of Pure White Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan! over that pesky spill and it disappeared. Phew. Kind of. A white table top is not really my thing. I’m a bit colour obsessed. I decided to fancy it up and paint some pointy bits on it.
I taped it out with painters’ masking tape and then got painting. I wasn’t particularly careful with my shapes, but I made sure the tape was stuck down firmly to give me nice clean seep-free lines. I made sure to apply plenty of paint, painting in the same direction for neatness. Once it had dried, I pulled the tape off and high-fived myself. Pointy bits are my thing!
Next, I rubbed on 2 coats of Annie Sloan Soft Wax (in clear) to finish it off nicely. You just rub the wax on with a soft cloth and it seals the paintwork, making it more long-wearing. It gives it a nice sheen too.
The Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan colours I used for the fancier table with pointy bits are:
Base Colour For The Table Top:
Henrietta (the pink!)
Arles (the yellow/mustard!)
Napoleonic Blue (the blue!)
Soft Wax (clear)
It turned out really cute, right? I like the idea of customizing furniture like this in a simple, contemporary way. You don’t need to be a very excellent painting artiste… You just need a bit of time up your sleeve and a cheeky, make-it-work approach!
Here’s how I did it (in case you want to do this, or a similar project) too!
Giveaway (Australia only!)
Would you like to win 4 sample pots of Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan?
Maybe you want to fancy up a table like I did?!
It’s super fun and you will probably have to hold yourself back from painting everything in the house (like me!)
To enter: tell me what you’d like to paint!
Prize: 4 sample pots of Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan!
Entries close: Midnight (Melbourne time) 19th October
My favourite, most interesting response will be the winner. They will be contacted via email.
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