Coastal Chic Painted Furniture Makeover
I’ve got something fun to show you today! It’s the new Lime Wax from the Maison Blanche Paint Company.
You know I like simple to use, and fast & easy never hurt either.
Well, this new Lime Wax with chalk added is the stuff!!
The possibilities are vast. There is no limit to the looks you can achieve between the Chalk White, Chalk Gray and the Black Chalk. It only too one little sweep of my brush and I was hooked. So naturally, I got my friends hooked as well…
Jessica at Mom4Real is rocking Magnolia and Lime Wax in Chalk White.
You can see a peek of her new coral and aqua living room too.
Roeshel of the DIY Show Off used Le Bonne Terre and Lime Wax in Chalk Gray.
(wait until you see the legs on this beauty!)
As for me, I got soulful and painted my tabletop with Bayou Blue.
Don’t you love that name? It makes me think of moss draped porches.
And Disney Land. I picture the Pirates Of The Caribbean for some reason?
I used Bayou Blue, paired with Chalk White Lime Wax to get what I think is a coastal feel. Kind of beachy, with an aged-finish that reminds me drift wood. And I got this white-washed look, in 2 easy steps!
Let’s start at the beginning. You know how sometimes I start a project and set it aside? No? Well, I do that on occasion. Sometimes, I buy stuff I’m not sure what I’m going to do with too. When I’m not quite sure. I wait. This table was one of those things.
It started out black and stayed that way a few years. Then it went white for a few years.
Last Summer, while we were working on the wood floor install and all the tools were right up on the sun deck, this table made it’s way outside. I had been daydreaming about putting a wood top on it and camouflaging the one missing fluer de lis.
While Jim was busy doing his thing I took a break from painting the ceilings and cut new lumber for the top and secured it with liquid nails.
It was very fast and very easy. Six cuts, only two angled. (I mimicked the shape that was already present.) A fat bead of Liquid Nails. Set a piece of wood vertically on the table top to rest your very fancy weight on. This is for even weight distribution. Let me tell you, that flower bucket was handy and weighed a million pounds. You could use clamps as well. I improvised. Let dry overnight.
Or, about 9 months.
This is where the fun started. I picked a color. Sometimes, okay. Every time. You would think I was selecting a tattoo I swear… I want fun and color.
I want it to match every room in my home.
You can’t have both.
It was easy to commit when the new wax arrived. I knew the white wax was going to be perfect with the Bayou Blue and my other idea as well. I painted the raw wood with two coats of the Bayou Blue.
- I usually use a soft tee shirt to apply & buff my wax. I used a chip brush for the application this time, to get in the grooves between the boards.
Like I said, with the first sweep of the brush and I got excited… I knew it was going to look just like I envisioned it in my head! Yay.
- I actually applied the Lime Wax to the whole table with the brush. This wax is so buttery soft. I love how it glides on. Buffing it is almost effortless as well. My arm doesn’t feel like it’s going to fall off when I’m done. Always a plus!
- Simply coat the surface with the wax, working it in. Let dry about 15 minutes to maybe an hour or so (drying may take longer, depending on your weather and humidity) before buffing with a soft cloth. Follow with a second coat if desired. Please note that Lime Wax is semi-transparent. That is what gives you the aged, weathered look.
- If you would like to have more sheer coverage, apply a thin layer of Maison Blanche Clear Antique Wax to your painted surface and allow it to dry completely before finishing with Lime Wax. Alternatively, you can mix Lime Wax with Clear Antique Wax for a layer of color that is more translucent.
Remember when I said earlier I also buy stuff that I don’t know what I’m going to do with? Now, not a ton or all the time, but sometimes. Like when I bought this big coil of rope for $5 at a city wide garage sale. It sat happily in the locker basket until I needed it!
To disguise that missing fluer de lis!
I simply tied the rope off in back, and started wrapping! I pulled it really, really taught the entire time I was wrapping. I could not be more pleased. A simple fix. Love it!
The timing could not be more perfect for a little coastal vibe in the house. While Spring tends to be very wet and rainy here, we are shaking off Winter and have had some beautiful days.
I think we can safely start dreaming off Summertime and the unique coastline we call home.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me close with the fact that this is the first time I used the Lime Wax. That is how easy it is to work with! I’m just a regular girl. I don’t have any special skills. Using Maison Blanche paints and waxes is just that simple. Don’t be afraid to jump in and try. If I can do it, you can too!
Again… the BEFORE & AFTER