Here is my newest project. Vibrant emerald green nesting tables that were refinished in a matte chalk paint. I have been craving some deeper colors after all the mint and coral of the summer (which I am still obsessed with by the way) so when I was thinking about what I wanted to do with them I knew a rich color was going to happen one way or another! I completed these tables right in my living room as opposed to the studio because of the ease of working with chalk paint.
DIY’ers say you don’t need to sand or prime and I have experience applying chalk paint to laminate surfaces and getting a beautiful result, but I would still prime in the future because with this project the paint went on really unevenly and so I needed several coats.
Also, the folks that gifted the tables to me started to spray paint them and then gave up so there was a smattering of spray paint over two of the tables. The paint wasn’t adhering well to the glossy areas so I waited a few extra days for the paint to cure a bit more and then protected with wax and all is well! Thanks to Annie from The Wits blog for the help with this one!
I also wanted to show off one of my last garage sale purchases of the season. I picked up this ginger jar lamp from an elderly lady who was clearing out the treasure trove of stuff in her packed to the ceiling garage. I bought it thinking it was probably not going to work and it would have to be repaired, but when I got back home, lo and behold it worked! I was thrilled! Now, all I need is a lampshade for it, but I can’t decide what I want yet. Wouldn’t the yellow look amazing against the emerald of the tables?
Check the Etsy shop for the nesting tables later today! Have a great one!