Whitewashed Country Chic Paint Project

 Hello friends!

It’s one of my favorite times of the month… time for our Monthly DIY! For almost a year now, some of my fabulous bloggy friends and I take part in a monthly challenge. Some months we all start with the same crafting “thingy” and see what we all come up with and like this month, we left it more open and just showcase what you can do with paint. Seriously, it’s got to be one of the handiest things ever. I love spray paint and I think it can give just about anything a facelift!

At the bottom of this post, you’ll find all the links to my friends’ fabulous projects! Be sure to check them out!


This month started out with holidays. We spend a wonderfully refreshing week In Montana. It was hot and dry the entire week and what a perfect way to start out summer holidays. That being said, I won’t be sharing a new furniture makeover like I wanted to. I still have to finish it up and will share it later on.

Whitewashed Country Chic Paint Project from www.joyinourhome.com

I shared this coffee table with you a few months ago, but never wrote the tutorial for it. And since I totally loved the Country Chic Paint that I used, I wanted to share what products I used and tell you all about it!

Whitewashed Country Chic Paint Project from www.joyinourhome.com

But first things first… I have to confess. Major blogger fail. I am totally lacking pictures for this project. Can I just say I’ve totally learned from this post and now have my phone sitting by my side at.all.times.

My husband build this coffee table using pine. If you want to see the plans we used for it, check back to this post. When Country Chic Paints gave me the opportunity to try their paint, I have to admit, I could not decide on a color. They have so many gorgeous colors but I finally decided on Elegance and Simplicity. Here’s a little peak at some of their colors but for a complete selection of stunning colors, click here.   

If you’re not familiar with Country Chic Paint it is a chalk and mineral based paint. One of the things that impressed me the most, is that it’s VOC free and pretty much odorless. It dries super quick and applied beautifully to our wood! I only recommend products to my readers that I truly love, and Country Chic Paint is definitely one of them!

Whitewashed Country Chic Paint Project from www.joyinourhome.com

 I decided to go with a two toned look for our coffee table. I’ve often mentioned how I love neutral colors and am always drawn to them, but for this piece that little voice in my head kept begging me to pick COLOR! I’m so glad I did! We painted the top of the coffee table Simplicity. After letting it dry completely we gave it a coat of Elegance. Immediately after applying Elegance, we used a rag to wipe it off. This gives it a white washed look.

We used the same method for the drawers, except opposite colors. I painted them Elegance and let dry completely. Next, I gave it a coat of Simplicity and wiped it off. The rest of the coffee table got two coats of Elegance.

Whitewashed Country Chic Paint Project from www.joyinourhome.com I am thrilled with how it turned out! It brings the perfect “pop” of color that our living room needs!

  Thanks for coming by today and have a wonderful day!

– Kendra



    • Kendra says:

      Thanks, Kristi! That means a lot! We will catch up soon for sure! Summer’s all about having lots of time, right? πŸ˜‰ Have a great day! xo

  1. Erica says:

    That is so cool how your husband built that table – major skills! I just love how elegant it looks and the little drawers for books and things. And the color is perfect! Fab job πŸ™‚

  2. Samantha says:

    Oh my goodness, it’s gorgeous! I love the whole thing! The look of the table, the pulls, and that gorgeous paint! I’ve yet to try out chalk paint in my home (what kind of blogger am I?! ha!) but this seriously tempts me!

  3. Breanna says:

    LOVE this table! I always feel like Country Chic has the best colors, they’re all so pretty!! And I totally fail on pictures sometimes too, it’s ok πŸ˜‰

    • Kendra says:

      Thanks, Bre!! So glad you understand! I actually looked back on all my pictures 3 or 4 times and couldn’t believe it! Thanks for the reassurance! Have a wonderful rest of the week, friend! xo

  4. Erin says:

    I’ve totally been wanting to try Country Chic on our farm house coffee table. I really like the tone you achieved on this piece. And I’m still endlessly jealous that your whole table is a DIY – it’s amazing πŸ™‚

  5. Lisa at Texas Decor says:

    I love the fact that the paint is VOC free and odorless and it’s always a bonus if it dries quickly. Sounds like a winner! I can’t believe how many colors there are to choose from too! I’ll have to check it out! πŸ™‚

  6. Amanda Fettig says:

    This is so pretty ,Kendra! I love the colors you chose. I love the look whitewashing gives, and it’s just perfect on your coffee table! πŸ™‚ Hope you had a blast in Montana!

    • Kendra says:

      Thank you so much, Amanda! I appreciate it! Holidays were awesome… they just always end too soon! πŸ˜‰ Hope your week is going well, too! xo

  7. Kim~madeinaday says:

    I have never hear of this paint company! Love the white wash! Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! I am sharing your post tomorrow on my Twitter! We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!

  8. Aspen Jay says:

    Hi Kendra!
    Your table turned out beautiful! So glad you shared more detail about it and thanks for the paint suggestion. I haven’t tackled any painting furniture productions, so I appreciate that. Your husband did such a great job at building it. Thanks for partying with us at Talented Tuesday!

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