I love this table! It was my grandmother's that we sat around on Sunday's after church eating fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Lots of great memories. I have had it a while and if you will notice the top of it is a big mess. Lots of drink rings and it needed to be stripped and refinished badly. I have to say that I am not very good at that process. Been there done that kind of work and it does not end too well for me. I did not want to pay to have it done so I decided to go a little different way.
I was reading about Chalk painting old furniture and decided to give it a go. (Yes, I know Mom that it breaks your heart for me to paint Mamamia's good maple table. Sorry! Please forgive me.)
Here is the recipe:
Flat latex indoor paint (color of your choice)
Half cup of plaster of paris
Half cup of water
Mix the plaster of paris and water well, then add 1 cup of paint.
Mix well and apply with a foam brush.
It dries unbelievably fast. I mean like in 90 seconds. I used a buttery yellow.
I love the old fashioned way it looks. I think I put 4 coats on the top of the table.
You can then take sand paper and rough up the edges for a really shabby look.
I put a coat of Min Wax on the top of the table and rubbed it in.
I am pleased.
Give it a try. Easy. Easy.
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