This farmhouse style coffee bar makeover is proof that paint is the number one way to make an impactful but affordable upgrade to your home decor!
Welcome back to another Monthly DIY Challenge, friends! If you’re new to the challenge you can read all about it and browse previous month’s projects here.
This month we’re teaming up with the awesome folks at The FAT Paint Company to bring you 12 fabulous furniture makeovers! We’ve got a fun giveaway for one lucky reader at the end of the post, so be sure to look out for it after the tutorial!
I’ve been wanting to change things up with my coffee bar area for a while now. I love the shiplap walls and the coffee bar itself, but things were getting a little boring wth all the white. I decided that adding a little color to the coffee bar console table was just what the space needed.
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Tools & Materials:
- FAT Paint in the color Greysful
- Natural FAT Wax
- Patina Fat Wax
- good quality paint brush
- flat waxing brush
- paper plate
- old T-shirt or rag
- 220 grit sand paper
First, I sanded the console with sand paper to rough up the glossy finish. That helps to give the paint something to stick to. I wiped it down with a damp cloth to remove any dust.
I applied 2 coats of FAT Paint in the color Greysful, waiting 20 minutes in between each coat. After both coats were dry, I lightly sanded the surface and wiped it down with a damp cloth to remove dust.
Next, I applied a light layer of Natural FAT Wax with a waxing brush in a circular motion. I gently wiped off any globs of wax with an old T-shirt. I made sure to wipe my brush off with a rag before moving on to the dark wax.
To apply the Patina FAT Wax, I dipped the wax brush in the wax and then swirled it around on a paper plate to distribute it evenly across the brush tip and remove any big globs. I brushed on the dark wax, working in small sections to allow enough time to buff it in before it dried. I concentrated on pushing it into any grooves in the console and left the flat, raised areas lighter.
Then, using an old T-shirt, I dipped it in the Natural FAT Wax and gently buffed it over the Patina FAT Wax. This gives you more control over how dark the dark wax is. I buffed the wax over the console until it had a nice, smooth finish without any streaks.
We added a stained planked board to the top to add a little rustic-ness to the piece. I love how it turned out! Bonus points for adding little extra surface area on top!
I love the contrast of the gorgeous gray against the white shiplap! Now I just need to find some pretty baskets to fill the interior.
For more furniture makeover inspiration check out the rest of the group’s lovely painted pieces. Click each photo to see the amazing after reveals!
Want to start your own FAT Paint project? Check out The FAT Paint Company‘s website to find a retailer near you. Not one in your area? No problem! TFPC is giving $200 CASH away to anyone — yes, anyone! — who helps them make a connection with a new retailer. How cool is that? Here’s more info about their Finder’s Fee program.
And now for the giveaway!
The lovely people at The FAT Paint Company are generously providing a pint of FAT Paint in the color of your choice PLUS a small tub of Natural FAT Wax!
Open to U.S. and Canada only.