Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Chunky End Table Chalk Paint Fail

My friends.  They are always looking out for me.  Carolyn Brokaw was the friend this time.  She picked this up at a yard sale for $1 for me.  It sat quite a while gathering sawdust in my work shop. Sometimes if something sits in my shop long enough and inspiration isn't striking, I just finally can't take it any longer and gotta paint it!  I mixed up some white chalk paint like I always do, but dude.  I'm not sure what happened.  It turned into a hard lump with slight moisture.  I decided I could still use it, it would probably dry crazy hard, and be a great primer. Then I could just come back and sand off the rough stuff and clumps.  DRY HARD IT DID!  There was not much smoothness to be had.  That "primer" just did not want to sand down nice.  So it LOOKS super cute, but if you were to run your hand over it, don't expect a slippery, smooth-to-the-touch finish.  

I still love the way it turned out, even if it is kind of a "paint fail".  The two tone gray and white look has it going on.  And I normally change out hardware, but I rather liked the way the original knobs looked, so I kept them!  

The other "fail" that occurred... was (insert face palm) I used polyurethane for the finish.  Really, Kammy?  HOW LONG HAVE I BEEN DOING THIS???  I know that stuff yellows.  So I don't EVER use it on white.  Well, the paint going hard must have thrown me off my game and I did the unthinkable.  So I have it for sale in my booth at the Parma Antique Mall "as is", and the price reflects it's shortcomings.  

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1 comment:

  1. I have a love/hate relationship with polyurethane, too. Love the durability but hate the color distortion. ~sigh~


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