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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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!
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