FFf Eclectic Red Barn: Chalk Painting a Laminate Side Table

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Chalk Painting a Laminate Side Table

Normally, I work with wood pieces that I either stain or paint. However, I found this side table which is not beautiful or even good wood, but solid and somehow it called to me. Maybe because it was so cheap - $1.

At first, I wasn't sure what to do with it since it was laminate. I have used a lot of chalk paint on pieces, so thought why not? What harm could it do?
Eclectic Red Barn: Laminate Side Table

Lots of sunlight on the deck today, as you can see. I think the reflection points out how "laminate" it really is. 

I started by cleaning up the piece. I used a damp cloth to get all of the dirt off and then let it dry.

Next I applied a coat of blue chalk paint. I actually mixed some white with a darker blue since I didn't think I would have enough of the blue by itself. I did not sand the piece at all.

Eclectic Red Barn: Painted and Disressed Laminate Side Table

After it dried, I distressed it some. I wasn't sure how that would work, but it turned out fine. 

Eclectic Red Barn: Painted and Disressed Laminate Side Table
  
I added some dark aging wax and the piece was complete. 

Eclectic Red Barn: Painted and Decorated Laminate Side Table
A few accessories for the top. 

Eclectic Red Barn: Top of Painted Side Table Decorated
And it was ready for the deck.
Eclectic Red Barn: Painted Laminate Side Table on deck
I must admit that I still prefer to work with real wood pieces, but working with this laminate piece was not as bad as I thought it would be. The side table turned out great and I am happy with it. So if you happen to find a laminate piece, don't be afraid to get it and paint it.   
Eclectic Red Barn: Painting a Laminate Side Table

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