Cozy Farmhouse Coffee Table and Chessboard

Cozy Farmhouse Coffee Table and Chessboard

Posted by DecoArt on Aug 30th 2017

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


    • sandpaper
    • 2" flat brush
    • 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.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Once paint is dry to touch apply another layer of paint. Let dry completely.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Lightly distress table with sand paper if desired.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Using a waxing brush, apply small amounts of deep brown wax. Once wax is applied to entire surface let dry.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. 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.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. lightly sand entire chess board to distress. Apply deep brown wax using the same method as the table.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Gather chess pieces and group into each color. Paint one set with Extreme Sheen in Pearl. Let dry.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Paint other set using Antique Bronze. Let dry.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Repeat for 3-4 coats until the desired finish is achieved. Let dry overnight.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Arrange chess pieces on chess table and set chess board on table. Enjoy your new table and game board!
    20. Instruction #10


    Chess Board Stencil