Design DIY: Pretty Persimmon PedestalAuthor:Lindsey Shook
A coat of chalkboard paint goes a long way in personalizing furniture. For quick morning messages to your honey or jotting down important reminders, this functional handmade project will add a uniquely creative addition to your room.
The “Frederica” Pedestal
From Furniture Makeovers by Barb Blair | Photography by J. Aaron Greene
I am a sucker for these little “pie-crust” side tables. They are called pie crust tables because the elevated, curved, and pinched edges look exactly like a homemade pie crust! The fluted legs, scalloped top, and triple pedestal base mean lots of room for creativity. You can really make these unique details stand out with paint, so I am always on the lookout for these types of pieces, and can find them pretty regularly.
1. Applied chalkboard paint on the top with a foam roller for an ultra-smooth writing surface.
2. Applied Milk Paint with a Nylox brush. Check out a Milk Painting tutorial here to learn more.
3. Lightly sanded with a fine sanding sponge to distress and remove loose paint.
4. Added clear wax finish on the base only! (Do not put any type of finish on top of the chalkboard paint, or you will lose your chalkboard!)
For more fabulous ways to update furniture, hop on over to Chronicle Books and check out Furniture Makeovers.
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