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Contemporary Grey Side Table

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

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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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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


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.
  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.
  3. Once the paint is dry, flip the piece back over and touch up where necessary. (I did not need a full second coat.)
  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.)
  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.