August 3, 2012

Small Grey Table

I am so appreciative to those who have supported me through this new journey. It's been so much fun, and so rewarding. I have had several people offer me advice or even give me old furniture for free to help me achieve my new dream. I cant say thank you enough to everyone.

This little table was given to me by a wonderful couple (thanks again!). It was in great condition and very well built, but it was ready for a makeover.

Instead of having a color in mind I waited until a color came to me. As I browsed the mistake pile at Home Depot I found a sample size of an unknown darker grey. The little dot on top looked nice and it was only $.50 so why not?  As soon as I mixed up my chalk paint, and started to paint it on I knew I was in love!

The cement grey color and chalk paint texture gives it a really cool industrial feel. I absolutely love that the wood grain shows through the paint, and the distressing turned out very natural looking. Something you cant tell by the picture is how soft it is! That is one bonus of using chalk paint, is you can sand it down to baby bottom smooth then the furniture wax keeps it that way.

So here is the before and after.




  1. Great job Katlyn!!!! So proud of you!

  2. Very pretty transformation - the color is perfect!
    Your newest follower - would love to have you come
    by and follow back when you can

  3. I's not too much and not too little. :)

  4. Wow Kaitlyn, I'm impressed! I didn't know you were such a DIY. I love the things you've done, and I especially like this little grey table. I like that the wood grain shows through. Have fun with your projects - I'll have to check out your Etsy shop.

    1. Thanks everyone. It has been so much fun to see the transformation of each piece, which is why I started the shop on Etsy. Its good to know that Im not the only one that thinks its cute :)