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Pet Bed End Table Redo

Pet Bed End Table Redo

For this 80’s end table turned kitten bed, I used the Menard’s Chalk Paint by Dutch Boy. They will tint the paint can to match any color swatch you want [AWESOME SAUCE!]. It goes on fairly well, but not as chalky as my favorite brand, Anne Sloan {but as they say, you get what you pay for I guess}.

Chalk painting makes me happy.

It sounds silly unless you’ve used chalk paint to freshen up a piece of furniture, frame, or glass jar — then you know exactly what I mean by the magic chalk paint possesses.

80’s End Table Meets Chalk Paint!

The inside was a nice clean brown, so I left it as is and added a pillow I sewed with some fleece I had on hand. Easy to wash!

From our local Hobby Lobby store, I bought a couple of unfinished wood pieces and painted the same way I painted the end table.

I applied more of the dark wax to these pieces. I nailed them on later since the glue didn’t hold. To our surprise our 3-year-old cat loves it.

We find him sleeping in there all the time.

Pet Bed End Table Redo

Pet Bed End Table Redo


Pet Bed End Table Redo in 4 Steps:

1. PREP: Wipe it down or wash it if needed. Let dry while you remove the handles and hinges.

2. PAINT: I did two coats of paint. The first one doesn’t cover completely, and that’s OK. [Let it dry for a couple of hours in between coats.] The second coat takes less paint, you want to be sure to cover any spots that aren’t even. Make sure it gets a complete coat of paint. Chalk paints will show your brush strokes and texture, which can be pretty. Using the Water Method to a chalk paint can make it smoother.

3. DISTRESS: I lightly sanded this one just enough to let the original brown show through in spots.

4. WAX: I waxed with three teaspoons of Anne Sloan clean wax, mixed with a half teaspoon of the dark. I rubbed on and added a few darker spots. *Waxing is easier if you do it a couple of hours after the paint drys why it’s still completely set. This doesn’t always work for me with a job and two kiddos, I admit at times it can be months later before I get back to them.


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That’s a wrap!

I finished it up this Pet Bed End Table Redo project by nailing on the accents.

Now I need to find something fun to do with the doors I removed…. hmmm.

I HEART Chalk Painted – 80's End Table turned Cat Bed

I HEART Chalk Paint – 80’s End Table Turned Cat Bed!

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Happy Crafting,

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