Chalky Finish Coffee Table with Papered Table Top

Hey all, Monique, Misfit Crafter here to bring you a fun Home Decor Project using DCWV's Project Paper! Oh my gosh I so love the way this project turned out...okay so this is my first time decoupaging a large surface and I learned a few things. So don't judge to

I love love love how pretty this table has turned out...and as you will see in the next picture it had quite a transformation.

 Now this table has had a make over before but it was time for a new one. This was actually a Goodwill find many years ago. It was still new in the box but was put together slightly wrong the whole for one of the legs to go in was put in upside down so I had to drill a new one.

I last painted it partly blue and made the tabletop chalkboard so the kids could draw on it.
Well the novelty has worn off so I had to do something with it. So when I got my hands on some of DCWV's Project paper and thought here is my chance.

So first things first I cleaned this table off really well to remove any oils and dirt which I am sure it was covered with...otherwise the paint would have spots. Also this is a good time to sand down any bumps...but this table was pretty good and just needed a good cleaning.
Then with the help of my daughter we painted the entire table grey. And yes the top too but just a quick coat to even out the color and texture
Now the paint I used was found in the clearance at JoAnn's stores. It is called Buttercream Luxe Craft Chalk paint in Soft Smoke...well now I have used many chalky paints...i must say this was not my favorite but it did the job.

I painted two coats on everything but the top.
 Letting the table dry about 30 to 40 minutes between coats.

Once the paint was dry I sanded down the table top to smooth out the surface to prep it for the paper.

To decoupage my paper on to the tabletop I used Mod Podge Furniture Satin. Love this stuff.
I also used a Mod Podge roller & squeegee kit, taklon brush and of course the DCWV project paper in Chrysanthemum. This is such a fun pattern.

I cut the paper just a little bigger than the table and decoupaged (glued) down the paper a section at a time. Sorry forgot to get action pic of this...just be sure to start at one end and smooth out any bubbles while it's still wet. Small sections at a time. This stuff dries nice and quick.

Once it was all dry I used sand paper to rough up a few areas of the paper and sanded the edges to help remove the excess paper and smooth the edges.

Once the paper was all dry and trimmed, I added a layer of Mod Podge on the top of the paper.
I let the paper dry 1 hour between coats...3 coats is what I am using since this table gets lots of drinks and feet put on it.

 One last closeup!
Now what to do with those