Gray Chalk Paint Coffee and Side Table

In preparation for the big move, we’ve been cleaning up and rearranging furniture.  Well, one thing led to another, and last weekend I found myself painting the coffee and side tables from the playroom.

Gorgeous, simple gray chalk paint coffee and side table makeover | maisondepax.com #diy #paint

As if I needed more things to do.

But, honestly, aren’t they lovely?

Gorgeous, simple gray chalk paint coffee and side table makeover | maisondepax.com #diy #paint

If you’ve been following for some time, you might recognize the side table, which I painted last year and gave a fun, chippy finish.  But for some time now, I’ve been planning to sell them.  We just didn’t need the extra furniture in the playroom.

Gorgeous, simple gray chalk paint coffee and side table makeover | maisondepax.com #diy #paint

Now that we’re selling, though, we wanted to show off the sun room (which is what our playroom really is) in all its glory.

Gorgeous, simple gray chalk paint coffee and side table makeover | maisondepax.com #diy #paint

I just love the sunlight streaming through the plantation shutters.

Gorgeous, simple gray chalk paint coffee and side table makeover | maisondepax.com #diy #paint

And the gray armoire (you can see that makeover here) is a bit darker, but I think it complements them nicely.

Gorgeous, simple gray chalk paint coffee and side table makeover | maisondepax.com #diy #paint

This was such a simple makeover.  I sanded each piece just to give a smooth finish (since the chippy finish from before would have been hard to disguise).  Each got two coats of Country Chic Paint (a chalk-based paint which covers beautifully) in Pebble Beach.

Gorgeous, simple gray chalk paint coffee and side table makeover | maisondepax.com #diy #paint

I also used this color on the farmhouse dresser in my daughter’s room, my niece’s crib, and my mason jars.  I just love it – the perfect gray.

Gorgeous, simple gray chalk paint coffee and side table makeover | maisondepax.com #diy #paint

I finished the pieces with a full coat of clear wax and just a touch of dark wax in the creases.

Gorgeous, simple gray chalk paint coffee and side table makeover | maisondepax.com #diy #paint

Such a simple, clean look.  I love the glass front drawer and this little vintage-looking knob from Hobby Lobby.

Gorgeous, simple gray chalk paint coffee and side table makeover | maisondepax.com #diy #paint

What do you think?

Gorgeous, simple gray chalk paint coffee and side table makeover | maisondepax.com #diy #paint

Is this a buyer-friendly, welcoming sunroom?

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Gorgeous, simple gray chalk paint coffee and side table makeover | maisondepax.com #diy #paint

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Industrial Spool Table

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Comments

  1. kristine says:

    So pretty! What kind of wax did you use to seal it? Thank you!

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Thank you so much, Kristine! It’s Country Chic clear wax and then Annie Sloan dark wax for the grooves. :)

  2. those tables look beautiful Rachel, I love the finish!

  3. The tables, everything else in the the sunroom, are gorgeous and perfectly styled, Rachel. Cheers, Ardith

  4. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Great job they look so nice with the rest of the room.

  5. Rach,
    The furniture looks lovely. The room looks inviting. Praying for a buyer to scoop up your sweet house and all the love you have poured into it :)

  6. Looks so beautiful … love the color of the tables and the simple clean look. Wish I could do that.

  7. What a cool idea! I love it, Rachel.
    Hugs, Jamie

  8. Very pretty room! Where did you get the blue bowl on the coffee table? I love it!

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Thank you so much, Ashley! It is actually a very tarnished silver bowl that belonged to my grandmother. I’m sorry I don’t have a source for you.

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