Chippy White End Tables

A while back I tried out a new brand of paint that I picked up at Home Depot in the reject pile.  It was only $2.00 and it was a great color of grey!  Awesome right?  Wrong!  I believe in second chances so even though I didn’t like it the first time I tried it, I thought I would give it one more try before tossing it out.  Anyway…I made a dose of my homemade chalk paint and applied it to these old, outdated end tables I acquired several months ago.  They looked beautiful.  When they were completely dry I started applying a layer of white.  That’s when the fun began.  The grey underneath started to peel.  Now if I was using Milk Paint ~ Yay!!!  That’s what I would have wanted, but I had other plans for these.  Oh well, plans change and we need to be flexible right?  Suddenly I knew this set of end tables would now have to go in a whole other direction!  They are now my super, duper, chippy tables!  It’s OK…I still love ’em!  My husband likes the hidden drawer feature.  There isn’t a knob so you can’t tell there is actually a drawer.  I bought a pair of cute little knobs to put on them but he thinks I’ll ruin them.  (Silly Man)  So I’m going to leave them be, for the moment!  I have another vintage market coming up in November and I’ve heard for this market the more rustic the better, so these should be in demand.

The before pic↓

 The layer of grey↓
 Now for the white↓
And bring out the power tools…yeehaw↓ 
 The hidden drawer↓
Love chippy↓
 Call them ~ rustic, shabby chic, cottage style, beachy…it all fits!

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  1. LOVE THEM JUDY! My kind of tables! Your work is lovely! Blessings~~~From one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

  2. Love how these end tables turned out – very beautiful!

  3. Every once in a while some furniture goes it’s own way and we have to follow! They turned out great! ~ Maureen

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