Wednesday, July 13, 2011

French Gray Coffee Table

I finally got to use my French Gray paint!

I found this frenchy style coffee table at Goodwill.  I haven't really painted any furniture since the chalkpaint-clear wax- dark wax craze started.  Since I don't paint that many pieces, I decided to use what I had to get a similar effect.

I used Behr Light French Gray paint, minwax clear wax, and Briwax dark brown wax.  I applied the clear wax with a cloth and the brown wax with a very large stencil brush I purchased at Hobby Lobby.  I've heard negative comments about using  Briwax, but I just rubbed most of the wax off the brush before applying.  It gave a very light finish.

The hardware got some Rustoleum American Heirloom White spray paint and a little brown wax.

And I'm very happy with the results, all done on a budget.

Sadly, this is going to my booth. It really is hard to part some of these pieces.


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  1. Oh, I am sad for you. That table looks perfectly romantic, feminine and beautiful. Great job!

  2. Oh, that hurts to hear that....I would want to keep it....which is a problem I have, trust me!

  3. What a beauty! And yes, you can get the chalk paint look on a budget!

  4. Perfect, absolutely perfect table. i love that color you chose.and the finish you gave it is gorgeous!.Behr is my all time favorite paint.

  5. this is amazing. I love it!!! I am in the market for a new color for my family room...thinking I might be IN LOVE with the grey! What is your opinion on a
    room that color?

  6. The table turned out beautifully, Janet! I love the gray with the white along the edge! I can see how it would be difficult to part with.

  7. I don't know how you could part with that beautiful table--it looks so pretty in your room.

  8. Love THAT gray! Thanks for trying out exactly what i was too chicken to try! Now I know it works!

  9. I absolutely love the color on this table~ it is gorgeous!! Your piece came out fantastic~thanks for sharing at FNF :)

  10. Perfectly done.

  11. I love did a fantastic job!

  12. Looks lovely! Thanks for linking it up!

  13. Your transformation is fabulous, Janet! I love how it turned out and can totally empathize with you wanting to keep the table.

    I know it isn't "one of those romantic publications" you dream of being featured in, but you are being featured at my place tonight. Come by for a peek. ;)

    Thanks for joining the party. I would love to have you join us each week. By the way, I just became a follower.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  14. This is fantastic! I love how you were able to achieve this look w/o the price of the chalk paints. Isn't it great to find brown furniture at the Thrift Store with great features just waiting to be transformed into a beautiful piece...for cheap too! :)


  15. So very pretty! It turned out fabulous.

  16. Very nice! I hope you will be doing more of this...added you to my sidebar to follow along more closely!

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  18. gorgeous!! If I was in your area I'd run, (not walk) to your shop to buy this.