Today I am sharing how to make a change with paint. This is a quick and inexpensive way to make a change that can either make a huge impact or a subtle change. I wanted a subtle change.
In our foyer, we have two mismatched tables that flank the door. I have been looking for a while to replace them but I haven’t found anything that I just had to have. The pieces that I did fall in love with were too big for the space. This is one of those items that I talked about in my Ultimate Guide to Thrift Shopping.
How to Make a Change with Paint
A few weeks ago, I finally decided that instead of buying more furniture I would just paint my existing tables. I normally love the mismatched look but these foyer tables needed a revamp. I wanted a more cohesive look and I knew I could get the look I wanted with paint.
I picked up a can of CeCe Caldwell’s paint, on clearance, at a local shop that is no longer going to be selling paint… so score one for me. I wanted a shade of gray that was darker than my walls and this was the only can of gray they had. Luckily for me, it works.
The CeCe Caldwell paint is similar to Annie Sloan chalk paint. Although, it was a bit thicker than the Annie Sloan paint. Other than that the application was the same. Every time I paint, the can reads one to two coats, that is never the case for me. Both table needed three coats and if I am being completely honest they really could have used a 4th coat but I was done. When I am finished, I am finished!
Again, this was a subtle change and all I really wanted was a more cohesive and updated look. My husband didn’t even notice the painted tables until I pointed it out to him.
This is the second table in the entryway. It is similar in style but painted black with a bit more detailing.
I also added some gold rub and buff to add a bit more dimension to the detailing. It also helps tie in all the gold that I have in my foyer.
Once all the painting was complete and the gold rub and buff was dry, I had to seal the paint and add protection. I like to use Americana Decor wax. You can pick it up at Home Depot. It is much easier for me to use. I paint it on with a foam brush and let it dry. Once it’s dry, I buff it with a lint free cloth. Easy Peasy!
Creating Cohesion with Paint
Although the two pieces are a bit different, I like how the paint ties them together without being too matchy matchy. It doesn’t look like I went out and bought two pieces of identical furniture, yet they still go together.
I am enjoying these small changes made with paint. When you are looking for a change, get out a can of paint.
Until Next Time,