Saturday, June 13, 2015

Chalk Painted Coffee Table

I picked up a small, rather neglected, coffee table.  I could see it had a lot of potential, so I grabbed it.  I have never used chalk paint before, but this looked like the perfect first project to try it on.  I was so anxious to get started on it, that I didn't take any "before" pictures.  I DID get some "during" pictures though -

Here it is with a couple of coats of white chalk paint.  I used American Decor.  The top of the table wasn't in the best shape, so chalk paint was a good fit.  Here it is all painted - looks better already.
Next, I distressed the edges and the legs a little bit.  It has a lovely shell detail on the sides which, when distressed really brought out the design.
Finally, to complete the shabby chic look, I stenciled a design on the top with grey craft paint, then waxed it.
And, here is the final result - perfect for a living room, den, or covered back porch!  Currently adorable and for sale at $40.
Not so boring anymore!  What was your first experience with chalk paint?