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French Poem Chalk Painted Sofa Table


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:

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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:

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 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!

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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.

michelle james

Tuesday 22nd of March 2016

This is beautiful. You and I, along with the same name, also share the same interests and taste in decor. I love it!!


Tuesday 22nd of March 2016

Michelle, I have been wanting to reach out to you! I co-host Home Matters & saw you are a contributor there! I started following you and can't believe how much we have in common! James is my married name, but I have been Michelle James for 28 years. I saw we are also in the FFFC, which I just joined! I am so excited for the first one in April. A very funny thing is when I went to buy a domain in January I actually looked up Michelle James Designs, then MichelleJDesigns and they were not available. I had no idea what type of blog it was. So funny!