Spindle Leg Table with Grain Sack Stenciled Top

Last week I gave you a sneak peek at my spindle leg table that I have been working on for a paint challenge with the Diva of DIY. This week I am revealing the completed spindle leg table makeover along with a review of the paint mix that LeAnne sent to me.

Spindle Leg Table makeover with grain sack stenciled top

A very kind and generous friend gifted me several pieces of furniture to use in my upcoming DIY projects and the spindle leg table caught my eye immediately. I love the shape of the table, the character of the spindle legs and the overall size of the table however, it needed some work.

Beat up furniture collection including the Spindle LegTable makeover piece

Unfortunately, the top of the table was painted white along with some minor damage and the legs needed to be taken off and reset because they were very wobbly.

Spindle Leg Table Makeover supplies

I decided to keep the bottom half of the table the original black finish and opted to fix the damage on the top of the table with some wood filler {affiliate link} and a light sanding {affiliate link}. I knew that I was going to be distressing the table after it was painted so the imperfections added to the character and look I was going for.

Diva of DIY chalk paint prep for spindle leg table makeover

Once the prep work was done I taped off the edges with painter’s tape {affiliate link} and got busy preparing a batch of paint with the chalky mix sample I received from LeAnne. I had some leftover satin off white paint in my stash and it was perfect for this spindle leg table makeover. Once everything was mixed I was pleasantly surprised to see that the paint had a consistency very similar to my own homemade chalky paint.

stencil to be used on the spindle leg table makeover

The paint dried quickly and I was able to add a second coat within 30 minutes of the first coat of paint. While it was drying I followed the instructions provided by Ann at White Lace Cottage on How to Paint a Grain Sack Stripe. {Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of this process but Ann’s instructions for taping and masking a stripe are great.

I used a chalk paint brush {affiliate link} to add the aqua grain sack stripe to the table top. After it dried I used the wreath stencil I picked up for $2 in the Hobby Lobby clearance section. I added the wreath using gray chalky paint and added my homemade No. 6 stencil to the center of the wreath.

spindle leg table with stenciled grain sack top

This really was an easy furniture flip with some creative painting techniques. Also, I wanted to provide you with my review of the Diva of DIY paint mix. I had no problems at all and it completely went on, dried and distressed like any other chalky type of paint I have used, including my own homemade chalky paint.

Grain sack stenciled spindle leg table makeover

Check out what my friends have been up to and all their projects using the Diva of DIY Chalky Paint Mix.

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  1. Leanne says:

    The table turned out gorgeous! Don’t you love it when friends think of you when they are getting rid of unwanted pieces. Those legs are just to die for, and now it has a top that is just as amazing! Thank you for participating in the Diva of DIY Chalk Mix Challenge!

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