Friday, August 16, 2013

Repainted Table in Chalk Paint


This mahogany side table with drop leaves used to be next to my favorite wing chair that I did most of my reading.  Fast forward 3 claims wing chair...many nights on blogs and Pinterest...and on to repainting the table for a new look.

Thank Goodness Buddy claimed this chair....would you look at this thing??  I do have to say that it was very comfortable for reading though...

This isn't going to be another tutorial on how to paint with Chalk Paint or how great Annie Sloan is...this is just a before and after of my table painted.

I have read so much on blogs and Pinterest about how wonderful Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is, so I decided I needed to try it.  My husband was in the area of an Annie Sloan dealer one day so I asked him to pick me up a quart of Paris Grey and some Clear Wax.  No big deal, right?  Well, he came home and told me this paint better come with the painter since he spent over $75 on the products!  I almost died!  WOW!! Is that expensive!?!  I wasn't about to drive back out there to return it so I just used it anyway.

I didn't do much prep work, only scuffed it with one of those green pads and then painted.  The paint went on nicely and dried so, so quick!  I was able to apply the clear wax within an hour.  I didn't use those expensive brushes either, I used a cloth and waxed on and waxed off.  Easy peasy... and then repeated the process.

I sprayed the brass hardware with Black Rustoleum paint.


 THEN... found this awesome, black rotary phone at a garage sale in Cape May last month and knew I had the perfect spot for it!  Nick is even going to hook it up for me so I can really use it!!  Yeah Nick!!  He can do anything!!

I do have to say that I am happy with the finish and the ease of this paint.  Since I have painted this, I have spoken to several people that told me I can make my own chalk paint.  I will be searching for some good "recipes", so leave a comment if you know of any good proven mixes.

~ Darlene

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  1. For a second there I thought you were painting the chairs! LOL! Very nice!

    1. Ha ha! No, just the table! It is a bit high for the lower chairs but it works and I really wanted to paint something...

      I have seen some posts where they paint fabric chairs but I just don't see that as a good thing...

      ~ Darlene