WALMART CHALK PAINT??? Is it worth it? | Kitchen Table and Chairs FlipJan 24, 2022
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flipping teacher if you are new here my name is lauren and i'm the furniture
flipping teacher. I recently quit my full time job as a kindergarten teacher and now I'm here to show you how I take old and outdated furniture and give it new purpose and new life or maybe inspire you with a creative way to transform some furniture into your own home today it will be me filming this change and I am very excited because I am changing the dining room of my childhood such a long
table, the short story is a few years ago, well, several years ago, my brother and sister-in-law moved into their house, my parents bought a new
tableso they got this table and
chairsthen they bought a new set and then they had this one sitting in their garage waiting for me to take it and you know i took it because when i brought them their changing table they wanted to take it out of the garage i took it and instead of keeping it for myself I'm going to do what I do best I'm going to restore it and sell it for a profit, so in essence this table and
I've had this in my family for as long as I can remember because like I said, it's my childhood dining set. I am very excited to give this table and chairs a new one. life because it is so loved as you can see from the videos and photos it has been so loved over the years it is truly distressed in a natural way and I can't wait to show you what I have in mind for this table and chairs , my first step will be to clean everything because this table and chairs have been in the garage for several years, so they are full of dirt and also, we eat at the tables, so imagine what is on top of this table on the chairs and so on so let's start by cleaning up so like I said it'll just be me here filming today so bear with me I know I won't have as many great slow motion shots for you guys but I hope you enjoy the flip y'all anyway neiman is doing other admin work and you know oh it's very very very hard for him to keep me from flipping furniture this is really what I love to do so today we're going to clean up with some super cleaning I'm going to spray all or and then clean off all the dirt and dust and grime these chairs are pretty flaky so I'm going to have to go ahead and give them a good sanding to get all of that flake off as much as I can because I don't want that to start off on the wrong foot when it comes to applying the
paintbecause if it's flaking here, you know you're not going to put a coat of
painton top of it, it's not going to prevent it from flaking, so I'm going to make sure I get all those flakes. out before we do any priming or any painting i know i said i would never do another chair and table set again but you know when the right thing comes along you just have to take it right so it looks like one of the little spindles is cracked so we'll definitely need some wood glue it shouldn't be too hard of a fix i just have to glue it in there we did our first coat of cleaning and now we're going to rinse everything off and get ready for some sanding here we are with my surf prep sander and I also have my foam abrasive attachments from handling those spindles really well and right now I'm going to start with 100 grit on the table top I'm not going to go down but I'm going to smooth out the roughness that sit down and then we'll move on to the chairs and that's where I'm going to use the foam padding which will be soft so it will allow me to get around those shafts this just makes the surf prep
worthit because you don't risk getting them the curved areas got flattened out by sanding them down so let's start with the top first we finish sanding the whole thing down and let's see sanding alone took me only an hour so I say solo but really that's not that bad considering all the spindles and stuff and again i didn't go all the way down to the bare wood i just made sure it all smoothed out and then i also made sure i had all those flaky pieces coming out of the wood so now the following what we need to do is go ahead and clean all this sanding dust that's all over it and then we'll move on to the primer so the reason we're going to go ahead and clean all the dust off the chairs and the table from that sanding is mostly so that we can make sure the paint sticks to that surface instead of the dust that was kicked up by sanding and we just don't want any of that dust to get into our paint so I'm just using Using a bit of a damp microfiber cloth to go ahead and pick up as much extra dust as I can before I add any primer on my surface everything is clean so we're going to prime and we're going to use shellac bin zinzer primer for this in the spray can because I think that's going to be the easiest way to get along with all these spindles and then in the long run it's going to save us from any bleeding because as you can see there are some spots, especially where I was sanding, that have those lead points, which means the finish is off and so I don't want to risk any of that going through the paint because it's going to be a lighter color paint that we're going to use, so that is our next step. primer, but it blocks stains and strong odors, so it will be oil-based and it's also white.
I have my handy little spray can holder that I'm going to use as well and this will essentially make it easier. for me so I don't have to continue with my finger all the time instead I can go ahead and use this just hold it on top then when you pull the trigger it sprays and this can also help you get a spray more uniform too so I'm going to go ahead and put my mask on and then we're going to go ahead and give some chairs and the table a little primer I think I'm going to go ahead and flip the chair first do the bottom and then we'll move on to the top well i ran out of spray primer but luckily all i have left is the table top so i'm going to go ahead and do that with a roller and then we'll go ahead and get it all smooth so this primer is all dry so I'm going to go ahead and use my surf prep again it's just a very fine sandpaper that I'm going to smooth the primer with and I did a very quick sanding block over the m surfaces flatter than the chairs but Really the spray primer is long as you don't get puddles of the primer in one spot it sprays really nice and even and even gives a nice smooth finish as I applied it on the table I'm going to go ahead and quickly just do a quick sand because you know otherwise you'll get that orange peel feeling when you're rolling and so they're ready to paint and I haven't told you yet what color I'm going to paint this table on the chairs.
In fact, I'm going for a solid look plus a few little additions I'm going to add. In fact, I stopped. by
walmartand i picked up the waverly brand
chalkpaint so i'm going to mix the elephant color in with the white color and i'm going to do a lighter gray it's not going to be too light but not too dark either and i'm excited because finally i can test a sprayer on a table and chairs set and i'm crossing my fingers it won't take long let's get started we're going to mix some paint and then we're going to spray we're going to go ahead and mix some paint here i got the wavy white and the wavy elephant so I'm going to mix it up inside my little jar here along with possibly a little bit of water we're going to start with an elephant and we're just, you know, I am, I just don't measure my paint I suggest measure it if you are trying to blend and may need to do more.
I just go around and hope for the best. We will go. Luckily this actually has a measuring cup so that's awesome. I'm going to go with 10 ounces. of the gray ones these come in 16 ounce jars as well as smaller and smaller ones the 16 ounce jar is only 11 bucks so that's a plus and then I'll go ahead and open up the white one too we're just going to be doing half and half, so we have 20 ounces total and I trust that's not too much here for our painting because I know there are a lot of chairs to cover, there's a big table to cover and I trust that this will be enough to do both coats and even a third if we need it to get that lighter gray color that I was looking for and you know the consistency of this just paint is fine I think I'll add a little bit of water here just to thin it out a bit more and go through easier the sprinkler.
I'm using my wagner flexio 4000 so I'll do that. Note below in the description if you are interested in a sprayer they also have several different types of sprayers don't feel obligated to just get the one I have wagner has some amazing sprayers so we really have to mix that up and this is ok to add a little bit of water to this because it's a water based paint so once we stir it up and mix it right we'll be golden it's very important that you mix it all your sprayer that way you don't have just random darker gray or white clots coming out of your sprayer, you need to get a consistent color all over.
I've used the waverly
chalkpaint before and actually ended up mixing it with annie sloane's chalk paint so technically this would be the first time I've considered using waverly and I'm just interested in seeing how it goes through the sprayer and also just the overall finish we're going to go ahead and close these back and then we're going to go ahead nd spray i have my table flipped first that way i can be sure i get all those nooks and crannies in the legs and the bottom of the table and then we'll move on to the table top once that dries a little bit but now we're going to hook it up and spray it don't forget we got to do that safety aspect go ahead put on my spray mask now we're done alright ok the legs have the first coat on them so we're going to let it dry until we come back and do coat number two okay we're ready for some chairs okay first coat on everything it's done I even have two coats on some things but ultimately our job now is just wait until everything is completely dry and then I'll go back and do some touch ups because honestly this had really great coverage so I'll just need do second coat touch ups where i still see the white primer showing up. the gray in general, that first coat and a few more took me less than an hour to spray all over so you can see and tell these spindles paint much faster with a sprayer than they do with a brush.
I'd probably keep painting for another hour if I was using a brush, so I'm really glad I invested in that sprayer. if you guys are interested in investing in that sprayer I highly recommend it it doesn't even have to be a wagner it can be any sprayer but it will just speed up your process 10 bold I'm going to do a little bit of surface sanding here to flatten everything out and then we'll do a second touch-up coat on some of the areas. It looks like I'm going to need more paint here, so we'll go ahead and pour the rest.
So what I did to get a little bit of water was go ahead and put a little bit of water inside these two and I'm going to shake them to get as much of that color and paint as I can and then I'm going to throw it in here, that's going to thin things out and it'll get as much paint out of the container as it can n and now we stir ok time to reattach it we're ready for coat number two I'm done with the second coat touch up coat really all I used was two cans of waverly chalk paint so two 16 ounce cans so that's a 32 The one ounce can I used cost me about 24 bucks 22 bucks plus tax so that's a pretty good investment for a set of complete table, even with a leaf and four chairs.
I am very pleased with the results of the Waverly chalk. painting it really evens out just with the sprayer at least now our job is to just go ahead and wait for it all to dry and then i'll seal it with a clear wax too it's more like a liquid wax so i can't wait to try it out and see what kind of results we get. It should really brighten up this gray. We're back here this morning with some templates that I'm actually going to make. I know I said my next step was to do the wax, but I decided I wanted to add some contrast and dimension to this table, so I bought a stencil at Michael's because they didn't have a lot of stencils, I haven't used them, but it didn't look like this. specific stencil i was looking for so i found one at michael's and i'm excited because this will be my first time trying a stencil and we're going to use the wavy white one that fits me a bit here and then i also picked up some stencil sponges and that just it will help you not to put on as much paint and stuff so my first step is to go ahead and sponge sand the top of this table because it's a little rough from the spray again the goal is not to get any of the painting during that was my last coat of paint but i just wanted to smooth everything out and it's a much smoother surface now it looks a little funny because it has that kind of dust and marks on itIt's all done, but when you do that clear wax or top coat that will continue to bring it back to life and normalize that color again, we'll go ahead and open the stencil here when I was choosing my stencil. i wanted one of those mandala mandala however you say it because i think this is the simplest but unique and it will give you a bohemian feel that feels a little bit nothing too crazy though so what i'm going to do is i'm not going to do it in the middle because I have a sheet and if I did it with the sheet in the middle, once someone put the sheet in there it would separate it and it would look kind of funny in my opinion. so I'm going to avoid crossing the rift either way, but what we're going to do is focus on the edges of the table and then maybe put one here in the middle.
I'm still not sure I think at this point less is more especially since it's my first time so I've got my paint like I said and it's just a little bit and I'm going to go ahead and pour it on the lid just a little bit because honestly , you don't need a lot of paint when you're stenciling, actually less is more again with that I'm going to use the medium sponge here and this will help me get to the dots on the stencil. I'm just going to take some paint and you know what before I do that, I'm going to go ahead and paste. this below you can use painters tape that way nothing will come off your tape i think we're going to go right here on the edge personally i don't mind this around the outside so i'm just going to stick with this other part the stencil is a bit longer process just because again you don't want to clean anything up because that could get under the stencil you just want to do touches and personally i don't want my stencil to be perfect i want it to be a bit edgy and not completely cluttered If that makes sense, that's the look I personally have.
What you're going to choose here depends on what look you want to go for. If you want to fill all your spaces, then that's up to you and the design you're trying to get. It's me leaving my comfort zone. Guys I don't usually do this, you know I'm going to try to get more into rosters and transfers and stuff like that but also remember my ultimate goal is to sell my parts so sometimes I get a little crazier. not the way to go if you're trying to make a quick profit, that's just reality, but once you get into more of those custom orders, you can offer a transfer or something like that if you like that or just that it's your style and that's what people are enjoying about you then of course maybe they enjoy that might be a better payoff in the end you may have to wait a little longer to get that payoff we're with close to finish. this carefully is ok hmm not horrible definitely inter i'm ok i think maybe it moved too much but i think i still like it because honestly i was planning like i said i didn't want it exactly perfect i was planning to do a little bit of distress with him so i think this is going to work i'm going to go ahead and clean up my template and we'll move on to the next one i think the next place is going to be this way i think we'll go for a full template here this time the worst comes to worse if i don't like it or if it doesn't sell right away i could always paint over the stencil i created. nobody likes the box and you have to try again you can paint over your stencil that would be an option too yeah i'm definitely not a pro at this i'm definitely not a pro ok i'm having fun ok , this is done, oh, that's the best one so far, I'm going to delete this again, the table templates are done, now we're going to move on to the chair. s and with the chairs I'm thinking of doing some on the chair backs and then maybe even some on the actual seat again nothing huge or whole templates like this but maybe just parts of everything ok all templates it's done on top of the table and chairs so my next step will be to distress a bit so when I'm distressing the table I don't want to spend too much on top but I'm just going to sand the white down a bit, I just want a slightly more weathered look to these and then I'm going to be distressed around the edges as well now we're going to go ahead and distress them in the next step I'm going to go ahead and do the chairs the same way so I'm just going to grab my sander here and I'll just wear the edges a little bit again.
I don't want anything crazy, I just want to work to give it. nice weathered look so when i distress things i just make sure to go as natural as possible i don't want to force any lines and luckily these chairs were a little weathered when i first started restoring them so i can gauge where misalignment or deterioration may occur. the waverly clear wax and it's wax but it's liquid so I'm kind of anxious to see I also grabbed one of your waverly wax brushes and we'll see this one is pretty small as you can see but I'm going to see if I like using this brush or if I prefer to use a slightly larger brush that's ok I cleaned all the dust off the table from all that sanding and now like I said I'm going to use Waverly's clear wax. and basically all I'm going to do is take this brush and apply it basically like a top coat except this is more like a waxy finish so I'm going to go ahead and start right so I'm about half as done I'll take a cloth of lint-free microfiber and I'll clean it again.
It says clean again. k the excess off and then once it's completely dry I can go ahead and buff it all over so it's a nice smooth look, you can also apply this with a lint free cloth if you don't have a wax brush or if you prefer that method so that you can definitely tell the difference between waxed and unwaxed and that really gives it a nice finished look especially when it dries it will be much more glossy and shiny but its not a gloss more than a finish. look ok we're going to go down here to the chair legs so we're going to go under we're done with the wax I really like that wax like I said it was kind of a top layer of cut wax because it was liquid but yet the feel was more like a wax and i wiped it back and honestly just touched it and it's still not completely dry but it feels so smooth to the touch and i think it really did an amazing job covering everything and it's once it's dry in that full 24 hours it will be the most protection n you could ask for in this table and chairs set i personally think this set turned out really nice um neiman doesn't like it at all i think it's due partly to the stencils like i said i usually dont do the stencils he is not sure about the project in its entirety so when i asked him how much i should sell it for he said it was free so that was a bit rude , but I think I'm going to go more towards the range of 200 250.
Everything is solid wood. The chairs are in very good condition they all have the bottom furniture protecting your floor so I don't know if it has a leaf I think 200 to 250 is a great price let me know what you guys think below in comment why you think I should sell it for how much it would sell for in your area maybe and then also let me know below what you guys think about the whole jig thing. I'm really trying to branch out a little bit and get a little bit more creative with some things instead of doing everything as simple as I said I want to do some transfers and some more templates so this was my first little break and I had a lot of fun and after Sometimes that's all that matters is we're having fun when we're repainting something it's time to go ahead and get this staged on our stage wall so we can take some pics and post to the facebook market well the set still hasn't sold to date, still listed at 225.
I had one person who really liked it, but it was too big, which is weird because it's so small, but hey, anyway, we were thinking it would be fun to share with you at the
kitchentable when I was younger so we took out my baby book yes my baby book and us I found a picture of me not at the table but standing near the table playing or with some dolls, so we thought it would be fun to share it with you. I hope you enjoyed this video very much. watching my old
kitchentable and chairs from my childhood get revamped into something new, all using Walmart chalk paint.
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