Isn’t this colorful table sweet? Come read all about this transformation by Jamie from Style Your Nest completed with clear glaze, several Country Chic Paint colors, and Tough Coat!

My father last fall bought this cute little picnic table for my then 2 year old daughter. We had just moved into a new house and it was such a sweet present for her to enjoy at her new place.

The wood was untreated and I felt just was really boring for a kids table. The wheels started turning and I came up with the idea to use Country Chic Clear Glaze to add colour to the table, but still keep the natural wood grain that I would have lost had I just painted.

The fun part was putting together all the beautiful colours Country Chic has available and what went best together. In the end I decided on:

  • Cherry Blossom
  • Bliss
  • Vintage Cupcake
  • Mermaid’s Tale
  • Luscious Lime

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The fun part is mixing the colours with the clear glaze. Grab some clear plastic cups and mix 4 parts clear glaze to 1 part paint. Then just give it a good mix and voila!

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I decided on the 5 colours based on the amount of different boards on the table and didn’t think too much about how I wanted the colours on the table other then I wanted contrasting colours closer to each other. I used a Country Chic Paint synthetic paint brush and just painted on as you normally would. I applied only 1 coat to each board as I felt if I added a second I would lose some of the grain, plus I was happy with the look after just one application. I let the glaze sit for 24 hrs, (if you can wait 24-48 hours that’s even better). I then applied two coats of Country Chic Paint’s Tough Coat and it was ready to go.

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I was able to hide the table from my daughter until the big reveal and her response was “Oh Mommy, thank you so much I love it!” So needless to say it’s a big hit. Although I normally keep her picnic table on our covered porch, the tough coat allows the picnic table to remain outside.

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Jamie {Style Your Nest}

Hi! My name is Jamie and I am a wife, mom and owner of Style Your Nest. There is nothing like finding worn out, lifeless furniture pieces and bringing them back to the life they deserve. I love a fun DIY project and crafting to my heart’s desire. I would love for you to follow me as I showcase my projects and hopefully inspire you to try some of these yourself.

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