Jessica from Loveleigh Creative Soul is back with another fabulous tutorial to show us how she upgraded a Craigslist find into this beautiful side table with Pebble Beach, Trigger metallic cream, and some stain!

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Hello there! Jessica here from Loveleigh Creative Soul, today I am giving you a quick tutorial on how I changed up this little end table with 4 products, wooden planks and a few tools. I purchased this table at a vintage sale and was slightly sick when I realized it had a mate that had escaped right before I came across the vendor. I thought they would have been so adorable stacked on top of each other, used as a bookshelf.

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This table is pretty sturdy. The legs have a lot of detail and to my surprise it had a Formica covered top. Rather than removing the adhered top I thought a plank top would be the perfect face-lift (note- if you wanted to paint over the Formica without removing it, that is 100% doable. The top would likely need some sanding and a few coats of paint followed by a seal [Country Chic Tough Coat would work perfectly].) The project went super quick, allowing for optimal dry time between finishing coats was the only step preventing it from being finished in a few hours!

For this project I used:

  • 1×8 Pine board
  • Country Chic Pebble Beach Paint
  • Country Chic Trigger Metallic Accent Cream
  • Country Chic White Wax
  • Wax Brush
  • 1.5-inch synthetic bristle paintbrush
  • Weathered Gray wood stain
  • 100 grit sand paper
  • Sanding block
  • Rubble gloves
  • Clean fabric cloth
  • Damp paper towel
  • Wood screws
  • Drill

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After a quick wipe down with a clean damp cloth and sanding session with my sanding block (just to smooth the existing paint), I began with the basecoat of Pebble Beach, applied with a 1.5-inch synthetic bristle paintbrush. When I started the first coat, I noticed how I couldn’t see where I had painted- wet Pebble Beach was the exact same color as the original color. Wild!

With two smooth and quick coats of Pebble Beach, I moved onto my next step: Metallic Accent Cream application.

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To apply I used my right pointer finger (has more control than any other finger) and my right ring finger to “buff” in. I mainly hit the high points with the accent cream to give the detail a little more definition. I’ve raved about this product before, it’s so versatile and applies like a creamy dream. Metallic Accent cream is super high on my “all time love” paint product list. I have big plans for a few of the other colors as soon as I get my hands on them!

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I decided on a diagonal plank because I wanted this table to have a little bit of a fancy factor but also have the option to work in most décor schemes. The planks were cut from a 1×8 pine board with the slightest overhang. If you don’t have access to a chop saw, you could do this with a jigsaw and a steady hand, or see if your local hardware store would do the angled cuts. After my wooden pieces were cut and attached to the table from underneath using wood screws, I worked to sand the planks to be as level as possible, using the 100 grit sand paper. It’s important to sand all of the surface grain as equal as possible when using a stain. I stained using a weathered grey wood stain and a clean fabric cloth (wearing rubber gloves, stain can be so hard to clean off). I am new to grey stain, I really like it! However, it seems like more of a wash (watery paint) than a stain to me- if you aren’t careful the product will apply streaky, and if you haven’t equally sanded the surface the stain will take differently on the sanded areas versus the non-sanded areas.

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I liked how the accent cream added depth, but I wanted to soften the effect on the light base coat. With my stain rag in hand I rubbed the weathered grey stain all over the table base. I didn’t need much stain on the rag at all. This stain is pretty malleable and takes a full 24 hours to dry. I was able to get the exact look I wanted with the stain and the cloth. You can see how much it masked the Metallic Cream in the photo The last step was to apply Country Chic’s White Wax. I did this with a wax brush over the surface of the entire base. It’s best to let stain dry entirely before applying anything over it. Wax and wet stain will create a super sticky monster that will take days to dry (trust me). That wraps up with quick little table project. It’s ready to find a new home!

Happy painting!

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Jessica {Loveleigh Creative Soul}

Hello! I am Jessica Skinner, the hands and mind behind Loveleigh Creative Soul. I have been creating since I was teeny tiny, and must always have a project going. In a few words I am: twin mom, fireman wife, lover of the outdoors, surviving off of chocolate and DIY projects, trying to sweat as often as possible and am a total {health nut} foodie. Loveleigh Creative Soul is my 24/7 career along with being a somewhat new mom. Loveleigh is so much more than I had ever planned. I am guilty of filling my life to the brim with busy, but I crave the variety and never ending dream project lists that fill my mind daily. I have been an aspiring furniture builder for years and finally have been able to get a taste of that hobby with the help of my husband and father. I run a workshop based creative company in addition to Loveleigh, bringing DIY and skills to local Okies within three regions of Oklahoma. I am a Country Chic vendor and have been head over heels with the company since receiving my sample kit. I am honored to be among the painters who provide inspiring and helpful projects to readers like you! Enjoy

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