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Chalk Painted End Table

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Waverly ® Inspirations Brushes - Basecoating
Item #60538E

The Waverly Inspirations 2" Basecoating Brush is beautiful and functional, making it great for all of your crafting needs. The brightly painted wooden handles are comfortable and sturdy; the bristles, made from high-quality nylon or natural bristles, help to spread paint effortlessly. Use with Waverly Inspirations paints for everyday craft and home decor projects. To extend the life of your brushes, clean them while wet with mild soap and water, and reshape bristles while wet.

Waverly ® Inspirations High Gloss Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint - Ocean, 2 oz.
Item #60943E

Add a trend-right glossy sheen to your craft and DIY projects with Waverly Inspirations Multi-Surface High Gloss Finish Acrylic Paint from Plaid. Designed to coordinate with the Waverly Inspirations fabrics, the color palette works beautifully in nearly all home decor styles and motifs. The multi-surface formula allows you to paint on glass, wood, ceramics, canvas, terracotta, and more. The convenient 2 oz. inkwell-style bottle reduces wasted paint and provides 5 square feet of coverage. The versatile formula is lovely alone, and also works beautifully when paired with the other paints in the Waverly Inpsirations line. For best results, use with Waverly Inspirations brushes and applicators.

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

Other Supplies
Waverly Inspirations fabric
Two-drawer end table
Brush basin
Paper towels
Foam plates
Medium- or fine-grit sandpaper
Fabric scissors


  1. Using a screwdriver, remove all drawer pull hardware creating a smooth surface for painting. Set hardware aside.
  2. Clean the previously finished surface with household glass cleaner to remove dust, dirt or grease deposits.
  3. Pour a small amount of Ocean into a foam bowl as a palette or load a Waverly Inspirations Basecoating Brush directly from the paint bottle.
  4. Apply Ocean to the entire exterior surface of the table using long, smooth brushstrokes and allow to dry. Clean the basecoating brush with soap and water. Wait approximately one hour to allow both the brush and the painted table to dry thoroughly.
  5. Apply a second coat of Ocean over the entire table for opaque coverage. Allow to dry completely.
  6. Using a ruler, measure the interior of each drawer. Cut the fabric to match these measurements.
  7. Working one drawer at a time, evenly brush a liberal amount of Mod Podge onto the interior of the drawer. Press the pre-cut fabric onto the wet Mod Podge, smoothing out wrinkles and air bubbles, pressing the fabric into the corners and along edges. Wipe away any excess Mod Podge. The Mod Podge will serve as the glue to attach the Waverly Inspirations fabric to the interior of each drawer. Allow 20–30 minutes to dry. If desired, brush a topcoat of Mod Podge over the fabric in place. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  8. Replace all hardware.  


  • If needed, lightly sand smooth any rough areas using a fine grit sandpaper prior to painting and between paint applications, wiping away sanding dust before applying the next coat.
  • Paint using a light touch and long, smooth brushstrokes. Rather than pushing the paint onto the surface with pressure, allow the paint to glide off the bristles of brush.
  • Measure and cut the fabric for the drawer interiors by cutting the sides separate from the bottom. Measure and cut approximately ½” more fabric than the height of the side measurement for the drawer. When attaching the sides, allow that extra ½” to flow onto the base or bottom of the drawer, ensuring complete fabric coverage. Follow through by cutting and adding the bottom piece after the sides are in place. It may be easier to allow the sides to dry first before applying the bottom.
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