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Striped Table & Tough Coat Review {guest post}

This review & tutorial was written by one of our fabulous 2014 Blog Squad bloggers: Heather from Inspire me Heather. She created this gorgeous looking table with our Elegance paint, some painter's tape and Tough Coat. 

Country Chic Paint - Striped Table Tutorial & Tough Coat Review - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog/22
I had the opportunity to try out the Tough Coat finish from Country Chic Paint. My project for this review started out as a plain looking wood table. It had cute legs and it was in pretty good shape. 
Country Chic Paint - Striped Table Tutorial & Tough Coat Review - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog/22


First I taped off stripes onto my table top with painters tape. I didn't want the entire table covered in paint and I thought that the pretty blue stripes would contrast nicely with the wood. 

Country Chic Paint - Striped Table Tutorial & Tough Coat Review - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog/22


I used Elegance from Country Chic Paint. What a lovely colour! The paint goes on so well too, I like using it. I saw that the paint bled when I removed the painters tape (my fault) but I was able to clean it up easily, I just waited for about an hour for the paint to dry and then gently wiped off where I didn't want the paint. 

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After two coats of Elegance I allowed my table top and legs to dry for a couple of days. Next I sanded it with my palm sander over the entire table top, using a fine grit sandpaper.

Country Chic Paint - Striped Table Tutorial & Tough Coat Review - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog/22


After wiping any dust and debris off my table I was ready to apply the Tough Coat. The instructions said to use a foam brush to apply but I didn't have any on hand so I tried it with  regular paint brush. The Tough Coat went on so well, I was impressed! 

Country Chic Paint - Striped Table Tutorial & Tough Coat Review - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog/22


The Tough Coat gave my table just a slight satin sheen did not discolour the paint at all. It also worked great over the plain wood. 

Country Chic Paint - Striped Table Tutorial & Tough Coat Review - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog/22


Tough Coat is fully cured after one week and it will protect my table from scratches, making it resistant to household chemicals and water too. What more could you want? 

Country Chic Paint - Striped Table Tutorial & Tough Coat Review - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog/22




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Heather {Inspire me Heather}

Heather is the founder and editor of a DIY blog in charge of bringing you creative inspiration on current home décor and design trends. Along with her husband and son they have been restoring their 1920's Craftsman Bungalow with a farmhouse feel and coastal influences. Located minutes from the ocean on Vancouver Island, BC Canada their home is described as an eclectic mix and a work in progress. With a passion for cottage gardening and vintage chic décor, Heather and her family rely heavily on their own sweat and tears by re-furbishing, re-purposing and doing it themselves!


Make sure to visit Heather's blog Inspire me Heather and follow her on Pinterest and Facebook!





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6 Responses

Laurie@ Vin'yet Etc.
Laurie@ Vin'yet Etc.

August 11, 2015

Wow Heather that looks awesome! I love the contrast of the blue against the dark wood!

Meredith
Meredith

August 11, 2015

What a fun transformation. I like how you left the original wood peeking out and brought in an accent colour. I have a table like that….hmmm you might have inspired me! :-)

Debbie @Dewdrop Gables
Debbie @Dewdrop Gables

August 11, 2015

I’ve never heard of this paint before, Heather. The table looks amazing, I love the strip detail!
Debbie :)

Meredith
Meredith

August 11, 2015

I love that table! I’ve been a huge fan of the wood on top, coloured leg look of tables lately and this makes me want to do it even more!!

Great job! I’ll have to try out the tough coat some day.

Cathy
Cathy

August 11, 2015

I love chalk paint and have used Annie Sloan for over a year now. I have also tried some from The American Paint Co. All chalk paint is easy to use and fool-proof in some ways. I look forward to trying this one out if it becomes available in Ottawa.

Crystal @ Sew Creative
Crystal @ Sew Creative

August 11, 2015

I absolutely adored the color that you chose! It’s one of my favorites. I’ve never tried updating furniture but I’ve seen so many great posts (like this one) lately that I think I have to give it a try! I pinned this for future reference.

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