Now that the weather is getting nice and toasty in our area, I am getting so excited for some upcoming beach trips. Ever since I was just a few weeks old, my family and I always took several trips to Myrtle Beach every year. I think last year’s beach trip was proof that Olivia will be as hooked on the ocean as I was growing up.
So maybe it was no accident that I subconsciously turned my latest furniture makeover into a beachy French finish.
And along with it being beach weather now, I’m so glad we’ve hit yard sale season too. I picked up this console table at a yard sale last weekend, and it was the perfect candidate for a simple coat of paint.
The previous owner apparently tried to refinish it herself and gave up. I still had plenty of Annie Sloan Duck Egg Chalk Paint leftover from several projects.
We used that one quart of paint on our coffee table, kitchen chairs, a wooden tray, a sewing table for my mom, and a wooden crate for our porch, and even after this console table, there is still some left. That paint’s price tag, that I once thought was a little steep, has proven to be well worth it. (This coming from a crazy penny pincher.)
No matter how many furniture makeovers I do, the power of paint always amazes me.
I used the exact same method I used on our kitchen chairs.
All it took was one coat of paint, a quick sanding to distress, and a layer of clear wax. It probably took 2 hours tops, and it turned out even better than I could have imagined.
I found these cute drawer pulls at Hobby Lobby for 50% off that ended up being perfect. They even already had a duck egg color on them.
Robert was actually tempted too. But since there was absolutely nowhere to put it, we sold it instead. It was gone within hours!
Okay okay, I stole baskets from our pantry too. You can’t tell, but there are still paper plates and Ziploc bags in them in these pictures. Can’t trust anything on the internet these days, can you?
I’m so glad this cute little table now has a new home. Since I didn’t have any coastal accessories lying around at our house, maybe it’ll get some beach styling in its new place.
Or maybe we’ll just have to hunt for some real coastal accessories on our own when we go shell hunting at Myrtle Beach next month.
What do you think of it? I’m ready to try out some new paint colors now that my Duck Egg has finally dwindled, but I think this one will still always be my favorite. Do you have any favorite chalk paint colors? I’d love to know!