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:
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:
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.
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!
I would love it if you would follow me on Social Media so you never miss a post! Have a great day!