Come and see how Stephanie from Crafting in the Rain used Elegance, Tough Coat, and Natural Wax to rejuvenate this pretty side table!

This adorable side table got a makeover with Elegance to go in my friend’s daughter’s room. It’s not the first time I’ve used this color, and it’s not the last project you’ll see from me with the same color. It’s definitely a favorite.
I painted two coats of Elegance (All-in-One Decor Paint) on the legs and sides first. This is what it looks like with just one coat. So when you’re working with it, don’t worry that the first coat looks streaky and uneven. Just trust! It all looks perfect after 2!

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After the second coat of paint had dried for a day, I applied two coats of Tough Coat with a foam brush to the top of the table. This way it will have a really strong finish. Just be sure to watch for any drips that may have occurred off the side and give them a light brushing to smooth them out before they dry. Also, if you’re using Tough Coat on one part of the piece and wax on another, be sure to do Tough Coat first. It will not work if it goes over any of the wax (like where your two surfaces meet.)

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The Tough Coat should dry a few hours before applying the second coat (it should be completely dry.) Then wait 24 hours after the second coat before putting anything on the table top, and a few days before scrubbing at it.

On the legs of the table I finished with Natural Wax. I applied it with a wax brush in circular motions until the legs and sides were all covered. You can see where you’ve applied it because it darkens up just a bit. Then wipe it off with a lint free cloth and rub to buff until it feels silky and is no longer sticky. It doesn’t take long.

Elegance Side Table #DIY #homedecor #countrychicpaint #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #sidetable #elegant #endtable - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Elegance Side Table #DIY #homedecor #countrychicpaint #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #sidetable #elegant #endtable - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Anyway…here it is all finished, and it’s so pretty! What would you love to paint in this color?

Elegance Side Table #DIY #homedecor #countrychicpaint #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #sidetable #elegant #endtable - blog.countrychicpaint.com


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Stephanie {Crafting in the Rain}

Hi, I’m Stephanie Paxman. My husband and our 3 kids live in the Pacific Northwest (that’s where the “Crafting in the Rain” name comes from.) It’s beautifully green here, but that means it rains a lot too. I’ve been blogging since 2011 about everything from kids crafts to home décor to DIY. I love chocolate, and color. I hope my projects give you some good ideas!

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