Chalk Paint Texas Flag Side Table
A while ago I had some friends of mine Shawn and Bob , ask me to re-do with chalk paint A small side table that he had made when he was 18. He is now retired. Bob was A Texas D.P.S. officer for many years and they moved around A lot. This little table has been dragged all over Texas , New York and back to Texas. Don’t let the looks of this table deceive you though. Bob has some MAD joinery skills! This is one solid little table.
He requested the Texas State Flag, as all good Texans would. They were extremely happy (and A bit surprised!) with the outcome.
I used Waverly Brand Chalk Paints with the exception of the red because they did not have a proper Texas red.
On a trip to H.D. I got a quart of Behr red paint and made the chalk paint myself. I bought some red and white as well as blue and white star print material from Wally’s and decoupaged them on the inside bottom as well as the outer sides of the drawers. On the back piece facing front, I got some leather look faux hand tooled fabric similar to one I had used before on a masculine headboard. It is hard to see the tooling texture in the pictures but if you can picture a hand tooled western belt then you get the idea. I replaced the white ceramic drawer pull with a proper bronze Texas Star pull and sealed all with a couple coats of spray Satin Polyurethane. Here are the before and afters;
I tightened it up a bit with a little hammer tap, tap here and a glue, glue there, and did a lot of patching and sanding. It was originally a distressed piece but I am not that jazzed on major distressing.
Above pic is after patching, sanding and a couple coats white chalk paint.
Can you see the hand tooled faux leather look of the backing material I used in the pic above?
I painted the front of the drawer red and added a proper bronze Texas Star drawer pull !
I painted the flag of the great state of Texas on the top as per Bob’s request. Then Decoupaged blue and white star printed material on the inside of the drawer as well as the outer sides. Finally I painted the entire lower shelf cubby Texas Blue!
In the midst of this transformation, rummaging around Michael’s, I came across these unfinished wood, five point stars. These would add that extra little “something special” the table needed!
I spray painted them with Rustoleum “Bronze” and glued them on.
I can’t tell you how thrilled I was that Shawn and Bob loved what I had done to the table!
So here is a side by side of the “before” and “after” Of the little Texas Star Side Table!