Recently, I have been painting a lot of things white. I mean, it’s hard to go wrong with white.
We recently painted our kitchen cabinets white, and yes eventually you’ll get an update on that. We got white sofas a few months back too. I love the brightness in the clean feeling that it brings to a room. Even though I still love beautiful bright and deep colors, I also love white.
I decided to paint this sofa table recently after the Graphite sofa table sold quickly, but at first I wasn’t sure what color to paint it. Because of the dark wood underneath, a white paint would really look great because it would give some wonderful contrast when distressing. So, I went with white.
I’ve always used Annie Sloan’s Old White Chalk Paint. I still love this color and will definitely keep using it. But, I’ve been more drawn to pure whites recently and so made my own chalk paint (like I did here and here) for this piece.
I used the same recipe, 1 cup latex paint with 1 tbsp unsanded grout. Mix really well. That’s it.
I used Behr off-the-shelf white for this one and it took a good two coats to cover this piece.
I distressed just a few hours after I finished painting and the paint came off so well. I was really surprised about how well it distressed considering this paint was latex-based. It hasn’t been as easy in the past with my DIY recipe but now I think it’s because I was letting it cure overnight.
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