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How To DIY A French Poem Chalk Painted Sofa Table

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This chalk painted sofa table was completely transformed with chalk paint and a stencil.

diy chalk painted sofa table before and after

Welcome to Our Crafty Mom! I am so excited to share this French Poem Chalk Painted Sofa Table with you.

If you’ve visited here before you know I love to refinish furniture.  I am so thankful to my Dad who is my official “picker”.

He finds the coolest pieces for me to makeover at auctions, thrift stores or even curbside.

Sometimes, though, I think he has more faith in my refinishing abilities than I do! I will admit I was a little nervous when I saw this piece:


Sofa Table


I know-a little scary, right? Well, I figured the table was free, so I really had nothing to lose.

I would give it my best effort and guess what? It worked:


sofa table6

Can you even believe this is the same table? Yes, it took a little time, but it is the best feeling ever when a piece is given new life.  

Here’s how I did it:

Chalk Painted Sofa Table

Give the piece a good sanding. This piece had old cards glued down to the bottom shelf and had some peeling.

I scrubbed the old cards off and sanded it, as well as used some wood glue to adhere the peeling.

It’s not perfect, but I am still very happy with how it turned out. I gave it two coats of  Americana chalk paint in vintage.

This is quickly becoming my new favorite. It is like a duck egg blue-very soothing. I used the gorgeous French Poem Stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils this is the most beautiful script stencil.

I really think this table needed to be softened up a bit as it has very hard lines. This stencil did the trick and the size of the stencil fit perfectly on the table.

I used a nice pure white chalk paint for the stencil as I nice contrast. I finished it off with a clear wax.


French Poem Sofa Table


French Poem Sofa Table


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 French Poem Sofa Table


I know I say it all the time, but it is worth repeating. Don’t pass up those curbside finds. If it is a solid piece that is pretty much in tact, don’t let a few scratches stop you.

It is amazing what a couple of coats of paint can do. Thanks Dad for taking time time to support my passion.

You may also enjoy these DIY furniture makeovers:

DIY Coffee Table Makeover With Chalk Paint


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Rachel o.

Thursday 24th of March 2016

Oh my goodness, that turned out gorgeous!!! And my fav color!! I love the script on it...that adds instant style and flair to anything, I think!! It's been a pleasure co-hosting with you at the #HomeMattersParty !


Friday 25th of March 2016

Thanks so much Rachel! I have enjoyed co-hosting with you and wish you all the best! Have a great weekend.

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