It is amazing what you can do with a little paint, stain and some accessories. How to take a plain potting table and make it beautiful?
Let’s have some fun! I am planning to build a potting table outside to place near my shed. There also was a need to have something in the garage for me to work with my house plants and cut flower arrangement. It was an attempt to keep the dirt and mess out of the kitchen.
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The hardest part of the entire project was putting the potting table together. It was a store bought table that was the perfect size to fit in our garage space. It was plain and very boring!
Dixie Belle Paint and No Pain Gel Stain to the rescue!
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How To Take A Plain Potting Table And Make it Beautiful
This piece of furniture was raw wood. Therefore, I used a sanding block to block down any small splitters to prepare the surface for painting. You should go over the entire surface with a sanding block or sander.
After sanding your piece of furniture, it is good idea to wipe your piece with a dry tack cloth to remove any dust from sanding.
Dixie Belle Paint Company will be have two new No Pain Gel Stains available to the public on April 27th, Golden Ash and American Honey.
It was tough deciding between the two colors. I did a color test on a piece of wood to see determine the stain color for the project.
The choice was the No Pain Gel Stain in American Honey. It was the perfect choice for this project and would compliment my paint choice.
This is the first coat on the raw wood. The wood on the potting table is not high quality. It soaked into the wood very fast. To apply, I used a lint free cloth with the stain moving in the direction of the grain. You wipe on and wipe off.
The new Dixie Belle Foam N Dandy 3″ Foam Brush got into all of the nooks and crevices for a full coverage.
These new foam brushes will be available in 1.5″, 2″ and 3″. Perfect for all kinds of craft projects. These Foam N Dandy are a part of the Belles and Whites line and will be available to the public on April 27th.
Do you love to paint? I do and find it to be very relaxing. My favorite is painting is furniture and home decor/craft items. It is so much fun to watch the piece transform into something of beauty.
Look at this color green?
Wow, it is such a beautiful color and stunning for this potting table.
For this project, only one coat of Kudzu Chalk Mineral Paint was applied. I wanted the piece to have that distressed and worn look as if the piece has been around our home for years.
5. EXTRA TOP COATS FOR ADDED PROTECTION
To protect my project, I gave it two coats of Clear Coat Satin. In between the coats, I will lightly sand and wipe down to remove any dust with a tack cloth. If you will be putting your potting table outside, you will need to use a water proof sealer made for outdoors.
My potting table can be used in the garage or a covered porch with the Dixie Belle’s Clear Coat.
You should apply two to three coats of the Dixie Belle Clear Coat over your painted or stained surfaces. It will give your furniture added protection.
The Finish Look
Now the fun part of styling my new potting table!
I have a place of everything including adding some vintage charm for art.
I could not wait to use the potting table. Tulips were cut and put in to a mason jar. No more messes in the kitchen.
WHERE TO GET THE GOODS
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- Kudzu Chalk Mineral Paint
- No Pain Gel Stain in American Honey (Available on 04/27/2022)
- Good Synthetic Paint Brushes – I use Dixie Belle 2 inch mini angle
- Clear Coat in Stain (Matte and Gloss are also available)
- Foam N Dandy Foam Brushes (Available on 04/27/2022)
- Continuous Mister Bottle and Sanding Sponges
- Tack Cloth
- Canvas drop cloth (optional)
Have a wonder day, sweet friend!