Brighten up a room by using white clay paint to paint a wood table. Just follow this easy two-toned round table makeover tutorial.
We’ve been doing all sorts of furniture painting around here lately. It just feels good to get some of those pieces on the to-do list all done!
My mom and I painted this little round table to give it a two-toned look for my parents’ family room, and isn’t it so pretty?!
I love it!
We’d given some nightstands a two-toned look last year and loved the look so much, my mom wanted to do another piece with a similar look.
It was such an easy furniture makeover, perfect if you want to lighten up a piece of wood furniture.
Here’s how the table started:
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Supply list for a two-toned round table makeover:
- Drop cloth or an old sheet
- Painter’s tape
- Stir stick
- Paint brush
- Paint – we used Country Chic Paint’s Vanilla Frosting
- Wax brush
- Wax – we used Country Chic Paint’s Natural Wax
- Lint-free cloth
How to paint a round table for a two-toned look:
With clay paint, you don’t need to worry about doing any prep work to your piece.. If your table is dirty or dusty, give it a quick wipe down with a damp cloth. Otherwise, you’re good to start painting.
1. Tape off the part of the table you want to keep wood.
This prevents any stray brush marks from landing on your pretty wood. (Although if you do end up with stray marks, a quick wipe with a damp cloth should erase them.)
Shake and stir your paint. Then start painting – apply brush strokes in the same direction as the wood grain of your piece.
To make sure you get good coverage in all of the nooks of the spindle, you might have to turn your brush sideways in a few spots.
3. Let the first coat dry and do a second coat for good coverage.
4. Remove the painter’s tape.
5. Distress your piece (optional).
6. Seal your table with wax.
Let your last coat of paint dry for 48 hours before applying the wax. Stir your wax brush in the wax, then apply to your table in a circular motion. Wipe off any excess wax with a clean, lint-free cloth.
I love the two-toned look of this painted round table, especially with my parents’ hardwood floor.
GET THE LOOK:
Since a popular question I get is “Where’d you get that?!,” here are links to the same or similar sources:
- Faux eucalyptus
- Aqua vase
- Cream + yellow vase from Magnolia Market
- Books: The Little Book of Mindfulness and Everything Happens for a Reason
For more furniture makeovers, check out these projects:
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