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Botanical Chalky Finish Side Table

Americana Decor® Specialty Products

Botanical Chalky Finish Side Table
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Botanical Chalky Finish Side Table

designed by Felicity Greiner

Use image transfers and Americana Decor® Chalky Finish to make over a side table in botanicals.

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Americana Decor® Accessories

  • Waxing & Finishing Brush (ADB01)

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • New Life (ADC14)
  • Timeless (ADC04) — optional
  • Whisper (ADC03)

Americana Decor® Crème Waxes

  • Clear (ADM01)
  • Deep Brown (ADM07)

Americana Decor® Specialty Products

  • Image Transfer Medium (ADM10)

Other supplies

  • water container (2: 1 for brushes and 1 with clean water)
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper (fine-grit)
  • 1" flat brush
  • 1/2" flat brush
  • cosmetic sponge
  • glass cleaner (or similar )
  • clean cloth
  • 3" flat brush
  • small wooden table
  • spoon (plastic or metal)
  • public domain image (of choice, cut out as desired)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Clean the table surface using a paper towel and a mild cleaning agent, such as glass cleaner. If the piece is not a light color and you would like a light color to show through when sanding in the final stages, apply Timeless to the entire table.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the tabletop in Whisper using a 3" flat brush. Allow to dry completely between coats.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using a 1/2" flat brush, apply Image Transfer Medium to the area where the image will be placed. Apply Image Transfer Medium to the image and position the image face-down on the table.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Using the back of a plastic or metal spoon, apply pressure and rub in small circles to remove any bubbles and to ensure proper adhesion. (Be sure not to apply too much pressure or the image paper will tear.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. While the Image Transfer Medium is drying, paint the rest of the table in New Life using a 1" flat brush. Allow to dry completely between coats.
    Step 4 Example
  6. After Image Transfer Medium has dried for eight hours, apply clean water on the back of the image transfer. Lightly rub the paper in a circular motion to remove it. (Be patient and be sure not to apply too much pressure or the image could tear.) For the fine pieces of paper left, using a cosmetic sponge in a circular motion helps to remove them.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use a fine-grit sandpaper to distress the image transfer gently.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Using the Waxing & Finishing Brush, apply a coat of Clear Crème Wax to the entire table.
  9. Apply a thin coat of Deep Brown Crème Wax using the Waxing & Finishing Brush, as desired. (Keep a clean cloth handy to wipe off any excess wax.) When dry, buff as desired.
    Step 8 Example