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August FFFC – Class It Up with D Lawless Hardware is this month’s challenge. They provided beautiful hardware for our piece of furniture to class it up.
Was it hard to decide what to choose from? You bet because the hardware selection is phenomenal.
It was hard to figure out what piece was going to end up with this jewelry for furniture. I settled on a table that was given to me awhile back. It was sitting in my garage waiting for just the right time and now it is the time.
This piece has the classic lines of a traditional Chippendale end table. And thankfully I only needed to clean it up. I just had to tape around the inside of the table where the drawer goes and around the drawer where the front meets the sides for prep.
Because the theme is class it up, I knew exactly how I was going to paint it. When I placed my order I selected several drawer pull styles to make sure I would end up with the perfect one.
In the meantime, I started to work on the table. A batch of my DIY chalk paint was whipped up, using one part Plaster of Paris to one part water. Then three parts of the gray was added. I painted it on. Once the paint was dried the next step was to sand it smooth with a 1200 grit sandpaper.
The table was ready for the next coat of paint. My vision for this challenge was a string of pearls. I don’t think you can get more classy than that. So I did a thinner version of the DIY chalk paint recipe by adding a bit more water, using a very light pink paint. It is almost white.
I had a spray bottle of water and sprayed a paper towel and wiped away the paint, but not wiped it off, just enough to allow the gray to show through. Another thing I did was wrap the damp paper towel in a piece of netting. I just cut up a bath sponge and wrapped a piece around the paper towel. That way it pulled the paint away and the other colors showed through.
Then the final coat of paint after I repeated the sanding process was a white. Same technique I used for the pink. So the final result shows the gray and a hint of pink peeking through.
To give the table the pearl effect I used a pearlized glaze. The legs and sides of the table got 2 coats of the glaze. The table top and drawer front ended up with 4 coats of glaze. That really gave it the effect I had in mind. It truly shimmers like a pearl.
The final step before the crowning glory of adding the drawer pulls was to give the table protection, 2 coats of Poly.
And finally, the drawer pulls arrived. I ordered 3 different ones since I wasn’t sure which one I would like best. After oohing and ahhing over all of them I decided on the pewter ones with the pineapple. The other pewter ones were out of proportion and the bronze, I liked them on the drawer but I thought the pewter picked up the pearlized tones.
This table got the Class It Up treatment with the gorgeous drawer pulls from D. Lawless Hardware and a brand new paint job. You can’t get much better than that, now can you?