My first foray into the world of chalk painting began when, after we moved into a new home, we found that some of our old accessories no longer worked with the new color scheme. After drooling over Pinterest for hours, I decided that painting these small things – two candle sconces, a clock, and a piece of wall art, was well within my capabilities. After tackling those with ease, my next goal was furniture. Now finding furniture worthy of a makeover yet easy on the pocketbook is not always so easy. On our way home from a trip to the doctor one day, I managed to drag my son into a thrift store where we found this cute little table screaming for some love and a new home.
I lightly sanded the top and legs. Then using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Louis Blue, I painted the bottom portion of the table. I wanted to match the décor in our media room, which is light blue and dark brown, so I used General Finishes Java Gel on the top. Two coats of each. I used two coats of Annie Sloan clear wax on the bottom portion – making sure to allow adequate time between coats and buffing to a beautiful finish. As this table is going to be used for holding drinks and such, I used three coats of Minwax Polycrylic Satin Protective Finish. The finished table came out quite well for my first time painting furniture. I’m ready for the next piece. Stay tuned.