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I found A Sweetheart of a Table, perfect for a little girl’s room. I love painting furniture for little girls. It could be because I never had one.
I had no intention of going to a garage sale that day, but friends called and said there was a sale going on in their neighborhood and I had to check it out. As soon as I walked up I saw 4 French style chairs. Yup, I knew I would spend money.
As my friend, Kathy took me around the property I wasn’t too thrilled except when I saw the table (and the chairs, but you know about my chair addition). The Sweetheart table, which is my name for it, is simple and was in rough shape, aren’t they all? Ha ha. It appeared someone may have put a hot stove burner on the wood. There was a large burn mark that went into the wood and caused grooves on the top.
I forgot to take a picture of it before I started patching it up. But this picture is after the Wood Filler dried.
My thought was to do a base coat of light green DIY Chalk Paint and then use a light pink. But then little girls do like pink and purple so that is a possibility…and that is what happened. I used a lavender called Wisteria from Sherwin-Williams for the base coat.
Once the table was painted with 2 coats of DIY Chalk Paint I used painter’s tape on the diagonal to tape off stripes.
The final coat of DIY chalk paint is a light pink by Sherwin-Williams called Rosily. The first coat of paint went on sort of sheer so a second coat was needed. A light sanding between each layer of paint gives it a smoother finish. I stripped off the tape and gave the table a final sanding. The table is a primitive one so I decided to really distress it in keeping with the style. Two coats of Minwax and the table went to the booth and will hopefully end up in a little girl’s bedroom.
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