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Contemporary Grey Side Table

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Contemporary Grey Side Table
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Contemporary Grey Side Table

designed by Brittany Merth

Color a side table in the "new neutral" with Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ paint.

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Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Artifact (ADC43)
  • Carbon (ADC29)

Americana Decor® Varnishes

  • Ultra-Matte Varnish (ADM04)

Other supplies

  • paintbrush (small)
  • side table
  • small paint roller


NOTE: A roller is optional, but helps keep the paint even on large, flat surfaces.

  1. Clean the piece of furniture thoroughly.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Flip the piece upside down and use a brush to paint the legs and supporting pieces with Artifact. (I find that flipping furniture pieces upside down makes painting in nooks and crannies easier.) Let dry.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Once the paint is dry, flip the piece back over and touch up where necessary. (I did not need a full second coat.)
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a small roller to paint the accent areas using Carbon. (I used two coats of Carbon and touched up the edges with a small paintbrush.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Apply a coat of Ultra-Matte Varnish all over to seal and protect the piece.


If you're working with a finished piece of furniture (that is, it isn't made of unfinished wood or another porous surface), you don't need to use a primer on the surface before using the Chalky Finish paint.