While I’ve always admired furniture painting projects on various blogs, I never took one on because I don’t have the patience for them. Sanding, priming, staining….ugh! I would lose interest before ever completing the project. Then I tried Americana’s Chalky Finish Paint, and my views changed. No tedious prep work required with this product: Just paint it! I’ve been decorating my house with thrifted items that I refresh with Chalky Finish Paint, and here’s my newest piece. Inspired by a designer ottoman from Cracker Barrel, I made my own dice shaped DIY end table storage cube.
Step one: Dust off the wood cube and start painting. Seriously, it’s that easy! No priming or sanding required, even on laminate! After one application has dried, apply a second coat of paint. It goes on glossy but dries to an ultra matte, chalky finish.
Step two: Paint the unfinished circles white.
Step three: Use the wood glue to adhere the circles to your new DIY end table wood cube.
While the chalky finish paint provides an excellent finish for items that will be handled daily, like this storage piece, you’ll need to seal the paint with wax. I used DecoArt’s Satin FinishWax Creme. Apply it with a soft cloth and buff.
What a transformation! The yellowing, outdated storage cube I started with now has a fresh, new look. I was able to complete this DIY end table project in one afternoon, and now I have a new furniture piece for a fraction of the designer’s price.
What furniture find will you restore with Chalky Finish Paint?