There’s that old saying… it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind, and I did just that with this coffee table.
Back in the summer I did a makeover with chalkboard spray paint. I really liked how it looked, but for some reason the chalkboard was very difficult to wipe clean. It was very streaky and cloudy and I wasn’t happy with it.
I love chalkboard spray paint and have since used it for several other projects with great success. I think it must have been because this table top was a little rough, not a perfectly smooth surface, even though I sanded it until my arms almost fell off. lol. So, I decided to go ahead and give my makeover a makeover.
Here’s a peek at my finished coffee table the second time around.
Here’s the original before.
Here’s the chalkboard paint makeover. You can clearly see the cloudiness. If you’re interested that makeover post is here.
I primed and then painted the top with the same lime green as the rest of the table and I found this cool screen at the dollar store and decided to use it as a stencil. It’s actually a room divider with small holes in it to attach several of them together with small hooks that came with it.
I taped off all around it and spray painted it (somehow my pic of this was deleted) with a metallic silver. I was careful to spray the paint from directly above, and in light coats, so I wouldn’t have any straying under the stencil.
Once that was dry, I taped off the edges as I went around the table and spray painted with the same Metallic Silver. Then I put on a couple of thin coats of a urethane that I had on hand to protect it because that’s what I had on hand.
Here’s my new coffee table makeover.
I really like the green and silver together and the divider thingy worked perfectly as a stencil. So, with this project I learned that it’s OK to make over a makeover. Who knows, I may even change my mind again! lol.
That is so cheery!
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I love the color you chose! I'm such a green fanatic :o)
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Tuula – Your table is really cute! I liked it the first time as well. Can't wait to see what you do with it when you change your mind. Haha. Found you via Classy Clutter's linky party. Hope you have a beautiful weekend!
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great job really really like it with the silver and the stencil
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Thank you so much!
This is so pretty, Tuula! I also really like how you spray painted using a stencil, and what a great result you got–lovely.
Thanks Athena! I just love the dollar store. You can find so many cool things there. Thanks for stopping by!
gorgeous table! love that green!!!!
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LOVE…great color great stencil work. Perfect. Thanks for sharing.
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what a terrific transformation…
and I love that vibrant green color…
You've outdone yourself!
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What a transformation with the table – it's lovely.
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I have an old coffee table that I've been wanting to paint with chalkboard paint. I feel inspired to actually do it now!! And I LOVE the bright green..hmm..maybe I'll change my boring off white color to something a little more fun!
Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting Laura! I say go for it! A little colour never hurt anyone. lol.
I agree, paint is just paint, feel free to change it up! I love the new color combination!
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