Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:
Paint, Paint Brush, Sand Paper, Soft Wax, Sofa Table
So excited to be back after a LONG hiatus from my craft posts.
If you haven’t already heard, I became a contributor for Kix Cereal writing craft party posts!! Yay!! It has been a great experience and I’m loving every minute of it!
…I became a contributor for Kix Cereal…Yay!!
OK, now on to the project. I’ve had this sofa table in my front living room for almost 10 years now and I’ve just gotten so tired of the dark cherry wood. At one time I was OBSESSED with it…
I got every piece of furniture in cherry wood. Now 10 years later, I want to paint everything in the house a light shade.
My first major piece was this ‘Pesky’ sofa table and I LOVE how it turned out!!
I just didn’t want to spend the EXTRA money, so I made my own. On a trip to Michaels, I noticed they started selling the Americana Decor chalk paint. I was so excited that I grabbed a few colors.
Side Note: Love a good makeover? You’ll love how I made-over these Dollar Tree clipboards!
Step 1 – Prep Your Piece
Since using chalk paint, you really don’t have to prep your piece too much. I just made sure to CLEAN IT GOOD and take the knob off.
As you can tell, the piece was pretty banged up. My three boys did a number on it. So it needed a makeover…BAD!
Step 2 – Add Your Paint
I painted a total of 3 coats on this piece. After each coat, I let the paint dry for an hour.
Step 3 – Add Your Wax
When waxing, you’re actually going to wax the piece TWICE. The first waxing is right after you paint and the second is after you sand.
Quick Tip: When waxing, all you have to do it rub it in ALL OVER the piece you painted.
Step 4 – Distress Your Table
I decided I wanted a lighter “aged” look to the piece, so I just sanded around the EDGES with a 200 grade sandpaper. Super simple (probably the easiest part of this project).
Quick Tip: When distressing, it’s really up to you how MUCH or little you want to distress it.
Step 5 – Finishing Touches
DON’T FORGET! Once you’re done sanding, go over the piece one more time with your wax. Once your done adding the wax, WAIT AN HOUR and buff off any excess wax on your piece.
This was my first furniture makeover and you know what? It was very rewarding!
I’m SO excited to start working on some other pieces of furniture in my house, like this easy side table makeover. Time to get rid of all that DARK CHERRY WOOD and brighten up the place!
I’m very happy with the result and can’t wait to decorate it for all the holidays.