I love the color coral!
Actually, anything in or near the orange family makes me happy. Even my bridesmaids dresses were a peachy coral color. Don't laugh... it was the 80's!
So, needless to say, I have been thrilled this summer when every magazine I open up has coral as one of the most popular colors in home decorating.
I've wanted to paint a piece of furniture with coral but couldn't find the perfect piece until I spotted this coffee table at Goodwill...
It has a drawer, but I had already taken it out when I snapped the picture.
I paid $7.87 for the table!
I bought a sample size of Valspar paint at Lowe's in a shade of coral. The sample sizes cost $2.45. I added about 2 tablespoons of calcium carbonate and a few drops of water to the paint to make some chalk paint.
I gave the table a couple of coats of the homemade chalk paint and then hand painted a leaf design on top using acrylic paint in cream and brown.
Then I gave it a coat of dark wax...
Would you be bold enough to put a coral coffee table in your house? Wouldn't it be pretty in a sun room?
Another look at the "before" & the "after"...
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