Source: Not so “shaded” any more!
The sofa table was really shiny so I decided to lightly sand the whole thing. The shabby paints that I use usually stick to everything but I wanted to make sure that I had a good surface for it to adhere to. Shabby Paints.com
I painted the whole top with Marine Blue and the legs with Cali Taupe. Shabby Paints dry fast. It dried within 30 minutes! REALLY…so I recoated it 30 minutes later.
I found this old window in a dumpster dive. It was white and I painted it over with black paint. After it dried, I distressed it by sanding in spots until the white showed through. Then I just added some cardstock for matting and photos behind the glass. I was lucky enough to have all the glass panels still in place.
After lightly sanding the whole piece (the manufacture of the paint said that it was not necessary but I do it to reassure adhesion ) , I applied two coats of Shabby Paints. I used Marine Blue on the top and Cali Taupe on the bottom. I love this chalk paint because I only had to wait 30 minutes of drying time between each coat. I recommend that you use one of the round chalk paint brushes to apply the paint because it holds the paint better glides on smoother. I put a giant tablespoon of paint on a paper plate and worked off of the paper plate. This kept me from drying out the jar of paint. Wet your brush before you start painting. The paint will glide on and go further.