Thursday, October 25, 2012

Gorgeous Gray Entry Table: 15 Days Until Justin Trade Days




Gray was never so welcoming as it is on this entry table.  It's a mixture of Annie Sloan Graphite and Old White.  It's the first time I'm ventured into mixing two colors of ASCP.
I was a little nervous about doing that since Chalk Paint is like liquid gold.  For that reason, I also kept Googling Old White and Graphite recipe and checking all the great Pinterest ASCP boards.  Nada.  I could have gone and bought the already canned ASCP grays, but since I already had black and white, I thought I'd give this a shot.


Mixing it in a mason jar serves a triple purpose.  First, you can measure your parts of paint easily because of the measurement indicators already on the jar.  Second, you can seal it up! Chalk paint thickens quickly, so even if you're using all of it, you'll want the lid so you can take a lunch break or answer the phone without the fear of it thickening or drying.  Third, it's the only way you can make sure that the paint that is stuck to the side of your container gets mixed well.


Having said that, if you're judging by the looking from the top down while you're stirring, you'll think you're done.  Notice the streakiness around the sides when I thought I was finished mixing it.  Keep going so that you don't end up with dark or light streaks which would mean more work for you, and more paint.

Let me show you what this entry table looked like before the transformation...


It was rather homely, don't you think? My cat didn't mind snuggling up to it for a nap, but it's not the kind of country decor that I consider cute.  The pulls are the worst part.  Even just changing those out would have been a makeover.


For my friends who haven't used a furniture wax, I wanted show you how it deepens the color.  The wax has been applied to most of the left hand side using a circular motion and a clean white cloth.  In addition to deepening the color, it also gives it a beautiful sheen and protective layer.


I am thrilled at how these rose pulls I got for $4.99 each at Hobby Lobby glams up the drawers.  I also love the combination of the wood next to the gray.  I think someone is going to be thrilled to have this piece in their entryway.  Here's another look at the whole thing...



I created this piece for my boutique premiere, and I'm counting down the days by posting my merchandise makeovers in a daily series.

Catch more of this series 18 Days Until Justin Trade Days right here:


Justin Trade Days will be held November 10th-11th at 15306 Hwy 114, Justin, Texas 76247.

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6 comments:

  1. the combination of gray and wood and pretty knobs is amazing on this piece!

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  2. Love the glass knobs! So precious!! Great work girl!!

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    1. Thanks, Claire! Can't wait to see your buffet and chair!

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  3. WOW! It's gorgeous. I absolutely love the gray tone with wood.

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  4. Beautiful! I love how it turned out.
    I would LOVE for you to link this up at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!!

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