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Navy Sideboard / Sofa Table

I loved the bones of this Sklar Pepplar sideboard / sofa table and knew it would look fabulous in a classic color to update the worn original stained finish.

As with all my projects, the first step is to scrub the piece well with warm soapy water, rinse and dry well. The top of the bottom shelf was lightly power sanded to smooth the finish then wiped well to remove and sanding dust.
I imagined it in a deep rich navy and ordered classic navy from a new paint line called Jolie Paint.

Look at the lovely packaging they send it in! See this sweet jewelry box and this fun wooden accent chair in malachite. And this stained and painted wood chair in verdigris. Boat are the small tester sizes in the box.

Here is the beautiful classic navy and their signature brush. I LOVE the brush; the construction is so well made and the handle fits my hand perfectly. The natural bristles apply the paint beautifully.

The top has a leather inset which covered easily with this paint. And this beauty has caster…

chalkboards and how to prep

Did you know that on a new chalkboard surface, prepping it correctly will make a big difference in it's future use? I love chalkboards for their versatility. They are perfect for
  1. kids to practice spelling &art
  2. keeping lists for groceries, chores, to do etc
  3. inspirational quotes
  4. photo props
  5. endless uses
Chalkboard surfaces can be painted on wood, glass, tin, drywall, again the choices are endless. Frames painted in fun colors are my favorite chalkboard choices. Here are a few I have done in the past as well as a few current ones for sale on my Creative Moments Facebook page.


 I even added chalkboard top to a childs table set and a dresser hutch for a coffee bar

But after the chalkboard surface cures for 3+ days it is time to use but in order to avoid ghost writing and to get a nice finish it much be prepped.
 To do this, take a piece of chalk and lay on its side.
 Rub over entire surface then wipe with a dry soft cloth.
 Wallaa it is ready for use.
Check out the current chalkboards I have for sale on my Creative Moments Facebook page! Enjoy your new chalkboard!