So if you’re anything like me, you’re obsessed with Target. I mean let’s be honest, who isn’t? If you haven’t seen this article on Buzzfeed, it’s a must read; and pretty much spot on for any girl that walks through those red doors. So by now I’m sure you know that they started their own paint line called Devine. With super cute packaging and gorgeous colors, how could anyone resist? I know I couldn’t!
I got a small sample of the color called “Devine Pond”. A beautiful turquoise, which is unlike any color I’ve used before so I was super excited! The guinea pig for this project was a little table my friend Abby was going to take to Sal Val, so I took it off her hands. Free = fabulous.
It’s not something I would usually be drawn to, but I knew I could spruce it up and put my own touches on it. I thought that painting the whole thing might be a little overwhelming, so I decided to sand down the top and re-stain it. This was a little more time consuming than I thought it would be, but after about 45 minutes with my orbital sander and a very sore back, I was left with this:
When I started sanding I wasn’t sure if the patterns in the wood would stay intact, but they did! And even though the grain of the wood was facing all different directions, everything was smooth and ready for some stain.
Now for the paint! I was super happy with it so let’s talk about all the Targety goodness 🙂
1 :: Price. For the small 8 oz. sample it’s only $4.99 and it goes a long way!
2 :: Zero VOC. This makes it perfect for painting inside. I didn’t notice any odor at all.
3 :: Water based means super easy cleanup.
4 :: Quick dry time. Recoat in 30 minutes.
5 :: Non-spattering coverage. The consistency is great and it doesn’t fly off the brush.
6 :: Self priming. I lightly sanded my table and the paint was sticking to it great; 3 light coats gave me awesome coverage.
7 :: Sheen. It’s matte and reminds me of how chalk paint dries, making it super easy to distress.
The only negatives I have to talk about right now are that I wish they had more colors to choose from! This paint was great for the type of project I was working on.
After distressing, I used Annie Sloan’s Clear Wax to seal it up and for the top I used Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil. Did you know you could use it as a protective coat over stain? Well you can! It’s so much easier to use than Polyurethane and it’s all natural. I love how smooth it makes the wood feel 🙂
Once this was all done, I was feeling just ok about how it looked. I loved the color and the stained top, but it needed something else. Time for those special touches I was talking about earlier 😉 There’s a deep decorative line that goes all around the table and I thought about adding a gold or white accent in there until I remembered I had some extra upholstery nails laying around. Luckily, the wood was pretty soft and they were super easy to nail in. I’ve had some bad experiences in the past and was glad this wasn’t a repeat situation!
The nails looked great and I added a big knob I found at Hobby Lobby to the front. I painted it in Old White Chalk Paint and distressed it up a bit. Now I was feeling much better about this little table 🙂 With all the gorgeous sunny days we’ve been having lately and not many windows in our small apartment, I couldn’t resist photographing outside again.
Have any of you tried the Devine paint? I’d love to hear what you think! Hope you’re all having a happy Monday!