Elizabeth from The Lavender Homefront gave this sweet entryway table a soft, feminine makeover in the color, Darling!

When Country Chic Paint first announced the Lustrum Collection, I fell in love with the color, Darling immediately and knew I needed to paint something in this color. A light lavender or lilac, this soft, feminine and subtle color is just as gorgeous in person as it is in pictures online. I wanted to paint something that was simple and sweet, just like the color.

I decided on an entry table that I received from a friend. She went through a divorce and desperately needed to get rid of some furniture that did not fit in her new home. The simplicity of the table was perfect for Darling, as it wasn’t too overwhelmingly large, modern or ornate. It was exactly what I was looking for, simple and sweet.

How the Entry Table Transformed:

Surface Prep

Prepping this piece was simple as the table was in very good shape. I started with cleaning the entire table with a mild soap and water mixture. I hand sanded the table lightly to ensure that the paint would adhere to the table. Once the sanding was complete, I wiped the entire piece down with a damp cloth to remove any dust leftover.

Darling pastel purple pink entryway table - painted with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

Painting

I painted on two solid coats using Country Chic Paint’s Oval Paint Brush as well as their Artist Brushes for small, hard to reach touch-ups. There was a bit of bleed through here and there, but overall the coverage was great, with minimal touch-ups. County Chic Paint’s color, Darling painted on almost white and initially I was worried about bleed through. However, once it dried, the color had a very purple hue, and covered really well.

Distressing

After I completed the two coats of paint (plus touch ups), I decided to lightly distress the entry table. Only distressing the bottom of the legs and around the drawers, I really think it makes the drawers stand out and gives the piece some interest.

Darling pastel purple pink entryway table - painted with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

Sealing

The painted portion of the entry table was sealed with Natural Wax.  I love applying the wax because it really helps bring out the color in the paint.

Sanding and Staining the Top

I decided to refinish the wood on top instead of painting it. Using a hand sander, I sanded the top down completely. Once sanded I used Minwax stain in English Chestnut and stained the top. As you can see, the finish before didn’t really show the different colors of the wood, but with this new stain, the different colors in the wood really stand out. 

Darling pastel purple pink entryway table - painted with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

I sealed the refinished wood with Country Chic Paint’s Hemp Oil. With this finish, a little goes a long way. It seals beautifully and is much easier to use than a polyurethane finish. The wood itself looks more natural and has an almost satin feel to it. I’m thoroughly impressed with the Hemp Oil!

Darling pastel purple pink entryway table - painted with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

All in all, I was really impressed with how the entry table turned out. It went from an outdated 90s look, to a sweet, charming entry table – perfect for those looking for a “Darling” farmhouse feel.

 Darling pastel purple pink entryway table - painted with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

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Leave a comment below to tell us what you think of this “Darling” entry way table!


Elizabeth {The Lavender Homefront}

Hi I’m Elizabeth, wife and full time mom of 4 littles. My hobbies include thrifting, upcycling furniture, restoring foreclosed homes, gardening and cooking from scratch! I strive to live sustainably in the heart of the suburbs.

My family and I live in Colorado Springs, CO where the weather is bi-polar and I have tons of indoor time to transform secondhand furniture into beautiful pieces. I absolutely love taking the tired, torn and trashed, and, with the stroke of a brush, giving each piece a second chance!

Make sure to follow Elizabeth on her blog, The Lavender Homefront. You can also find her on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter!


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