Hi guys!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and welcome to another Paint It Monday!
A few weeks ago, I decided to do a super quick paint revamp of our coffee table. Our coffee table was actually my husband’s coffee table-when he was a bachelor. We have just held on to it because I can’t seem to find just the right piece. Between you and me, I have never really liked it and have been hoping to find a large ottoman coffee table to better fit the space and our needs (shhh… don’t tell him I said that 😉
This is what it looked like before I painted it:
How about my sweet model Ava?
So this coffee table is solid wood and I just couldn’t take it anymore and on a whim, I decided to paint it one morning with Velvet Finishes Paint. I just really wanted to see if I would warm up to this piece if I changed the color and finish. I’m so glad that I decided to do it because the difference was so amazing:
I was pretty blown away with the transformation! I loved the change so much and that incredible matte finish made me look at the piece in a different way and I instantly loved it.
Every time I paint something with Velvet Finishes I am completely blown away. The finish always looks like it took me days to layer, buff and accomplish but this piece took me about two hours!! Seriously, two hours! No primer, no sanding either.
I am so in love with the color and the finish. Here is a closer look at the finish:
The color that I used is a beautiful light gray with a very slight hint of warmth. I actually custom mixed the color using three parts Minimalist (white) and one part Timeless (black with very dark gray undertone) in Velvet Finishes.
I brushed it on with just a normal latex paint brush and let it dry completely and then I brushed on a second coat. I didn’t prime the coffee table. However, if a piece has a shiny topcoat like a varnish or shellac, Velvet Finishes does recommend priming before using their paint.
Velvet Finishes also recommends use a top clear coat on high traffic surfaces (they have one called Protect) but I decided to not do a top coat and just see what happens. After several weeks and lots of wear, you would never know it and the finish looks perfect. I will eventually just do a top coat on the table top because we always set our drinks on it but it’s good to know that this paint is pretty durable.
I’m so excited with our pretty new coffee table and while I still would eventually love to find a really large ottoman coffee table, I’m not in as much of a big hurry.
If you’re looking to try a new furniture paint line, it doesn’t get any better or easier than Velvet Finishes. I have learned a lot about this paint over the last few months and keep learning more and more as I try new projects. I continue to be amazed with what it can do and how easy it is. I can’t wait to play with the glazes and jellys.