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Cozy Farmhouse Coffee Table and Chessboard

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Cozy Farmhouse Coffee Table and Chessboard
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Cozy Farmhouse Coffee Table and Chessboard

designed by Regina Davis

Create a lovely farmhouse-style table and chessboard with Chalky Finish!

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Carbon (ADC29)
  • Lace (ADC02)

Americana Decor® Crème Waxes

  • Deep Brown (ADM07)

DecoArt® Extreme Sheen™

  • Antique Bronze (DPM08)
  • Pearl (DPM01)

Other supplies

  • sandpaper
  • 2" flat brush (Americana Decor, ADB03-K)
  • coffee table
  • Masonite board
  • wax brush
  • chess pieces


  1. Clean any dust or dirt from an old coffee table. Paint table using Chalky Finish in Lace.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Once paint is dry to touch apply another layer of paint. Let dry completely.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Lightly distress table with sand paper if desired.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Using a waxing brush, apply small amounts of deep brown wax. Once wax is applied to entire surface let dry.
    Step 3 Example
  5. To create a chess board, cut or upcycle a 18"x18" piece of MDF board. Tape pattern with 1" painters tape. Paint black spaces. Remove tape and let dry completely. Paint white spaces.
    Step 4 Example
  6. lightly sand entire chess board to distress. Apply deep brown wax using the same method as the table.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Gather chess pieces and group into each color. Paint one set with Extreme Sheen in Pearl. Let dry.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Paint other set using Antique Bronze. Let dry.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Repeat for 3-4 coats until the desired finish is achieved. Let dry overnight.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Arrange chess pieces on chess table and set chess board on table. Enjoy your new table and game board!
    Step 9 Example
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