The french provincial table is a project that has been a long time coming, It was like a few of my other pieces, a project for a slow day. When you have so many projects on the go, I personally find that I work on the most favorable ones first! I love this table though, I find pairing any white with a french provincial style looks really classy, even if its ” Shabby Chic’d ” or has a rustic chic feel.
For this project I used DecoArts Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in the Colour Lace and sealed my project with their Soft-Touch Varnish. If your not familiar with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint it is a water based Acrylic paint , these paints have low odors and low VOCs , adheres great to most surfaced, is quick drying and comes in a large variety of colours!
One of the problems I have had with some other White based paints from other companies was that it required up to 6 coats of paint before there was a solid white colour, the coverage on the ACF was actually fantastic, it only took me 1 full 236 ml container + 1/2 of a 236 ml container to fully cover the table completely. After I was happy with the finish, I sealed my project with a mixture of 75% Soft Touch Varnish and 25% Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Lace, mixed the two together and used my paint brush just to put a thin layer of the sealant, I repeated this twice just to ensure durability . You may wonder why I mixed a little bit of the Lace coloured paint in with the finish… I tend to do that a lot when working with the whites just to help eliminate any peak through spots on the piece.The finish came out very durable and also had that chalky smooth to touch finish. This paint is available to purchase at your local Michaels Craft store, I believe they run between $15-21 per 236ml jar.
Heres the finished product! The table turned out a beautiful off white and it will only be a matter of time before it finds its new home! What are your thoughts on this table? Have you tried Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint? What was your experience with it? Let us know in the comments below!