This pretty dark blue and copper chalk paint DIY makeover adds tons of style and character to boring furniture.
Does anyone remember this white distressed coffee table I rescued a couple years ago? I love that wood pattern I glued to the top of this coffee table, but thought it was time for a change of color. So, I decided to give this dark blue and copper chalk paint DIY makeover a try.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the white distressed look or the blue and copper makeover? I’m honestly not sure. I like both. 🙂
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Blue and Copper Chalk Paint DIY – Painting Video
Blue and Copper Chalk Paint DIY – Materials Needed
Good news, you don’t have to use the exact paints I use. If you have similar colors in different brands that look good together, go for it. I also love mixing my own DIY Chalk Paint recipe with latex paint and plaster of Paris.
- Dark Blue Chalk Paint – I used Magnolia Homes by Kilz color Signature
- Copper Chalk Paint – I used Dixie Belle Copper Paint
- Teal Chalk Paint – I used Magnolia Homes by Kilz color Spontaneous
- Handful of Small Paint Brushes or Foam Brushes
- Drop Cloth
- Sanding Sponge, 120 or 180 grit
- Varathane Matte Polyurethane
Blue and Copper Chalk Paint DIY – Finishing Tips
This kind of paint effect is easier to recreate after watching the video. But, I have a few tips to help you get this look.
First, use chalk paint. It will stick to just about any surface and is easy to apply and distress with a sanding sponge. Other paints probably won’t work as well.
Make sure you wipe furniture clean with dawn dish soap & water or another degreaser and let it dry completely before staring.
When you’re layering on the different colors, go with what you like. Everyone watching my video can probably pick a point in the process where they thought it looked best. There is no wrong way to do this, as long as you like it.
Also, keep layering paints until you find a look you like. Using a light mist of water while applying chalk paint is a great way to blend different colors together.
Once you like the look of the paint, use a slightly damp sanding sponge to reveal some of the layers of paint. This works best in areas with corners, curves, and grooves. Then protect your final look with 2 coats of Varathane Matte Polyurethane.
Looking for another fun DIY Paint Project? Check out my popular Pour on Two Canvases video, then head here to see the full DIY Wall Art tutorial and all of the pictures from that pour.
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