Chalk Paint - DIY Coffee Table Makeover

4 Hours

Hello friends!
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Mine was packed with activities and went by too quickly. Anxious about next weekend getting here already. :)
I wanted to reveal to you all today my goodwill coffee table find that I made over while partnering up with the company Annie Sloan to review their chalk paint, soft waxes, and brush products!
I was so excited that this company was willing to send me products to try out. I have heard many bloggers rave about their chalk paint and waxes…I thought it was high time that I finally try it.
First thing I was excited about was that I didn’t have to prime anything on my table! The chalk paint does all the work.
There was some inspiration that went into this coffee table. I knew I wanted to play with some exposed wood grain, and maybe a pretty decal to use as a reverse stencil to achieve that look. I went into this project hoping for the best, but without a real plan to achieve the look I had envisioned in my head. This is often how my projects begin. I like getting creative and “winging it” sometimes.
I will start this review and tutorial after the sanding process. I will tell you that I did used an orbital sander for this job mostly 80 grit sandpaper. The legs and base of the table were painted black. I was not having it. That needed to go ASAP!
I spent $25 on this table at the Goodwill, which was such a surprise!!
I began wiping down my table after sanding it to remove the excess dust and dirt before taping the lines I wanted to mask off to have the wood grain show through. I pretty much eye balled this part as the scalloped edges of the table made it easy to match up on either side.
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The finished product!

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Meredith Schneider

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  • Janet koons
    on May 13, 2014

    It looks like a waxing brush you painted the gray on with. Is that correct? Anyway, it looks great!

  • Meredith Schneider
    on May 13, 2014

    @Janet koons yes it was. I was sent only one brush. It just took some cleaning between steps. But in my research that brush can be used for both painting and waxing.

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