Hey, hey, happy Monday! Holy smokes though, literally. The fires are burning hard up North and we’re definitely starting to see the effects of it. It was such a smoky morning this morning. I can’t imagine being in the thick of it! Working in insurance, we always see the after-effects of fire & smoke damage and I can say with confidence that it’s definitely NOT something I ever want to experience firsthand. Sure, if you’ve got home insurance which covers you for fire damage (more here) then you should be able to replace anything that gets damaged, but sometimes irreplaceable items and valuables are lost. It is truly heartbreaking.
On a lighter note though, I have great furniture makeover for you today. This is the first time I’ve used only DecoArt Chalky Finish paint & I have to say I’m super impressed with the finished look!
I found this sofa table on a Buy & Sell page and thought it would be a good piece to revamp for Ellie’s room.
At one point it had a hutch that sat on top so there were 3 holes on either side where it attached. I filled them with wood filler and sanded them down smooth. I used ‘yesteryear’ in the Chalky Finish, which is a light gray and then mixed a bit of the same with ‘everlasting’ which is a creamy white. I ended up with a super light gray that went perfect with the yesteryear!
I painted the legs and drawer with 3 coats of the light gray and the sides and top with 3 coats of the lighter gray.
Huge difference, right? Before sealing it With clear wax I sanded the edges down to give it a bit of an aged look. They are very subtle and hard to see from afar, but are the perfect touch when you look up close.
I changed out the handle on the drawer replacing it with a Mercury Glass knob by Cynthia Rowley. When I took the original handle off I ended up with two holes, which was a problem considering I only needed one for the knob. I filled the holes in with wood filler as well when I did the top and sanded them down. I marked the centre of the drawer and drilled a hole to accommodate the knob. I love the way it looks and adds a bit of femininity to the piece
I absolutely cannot wait to incorporate it in Ellie’s room!