I debated going down the 'chalk paint' path. But, now that I tried it....I'm so glad I did! Easy is an understatement. The can said, 'no sanding necessary'. As you can see from the photo, this table had a few dark spots on the tabletop. So, I decided to sand it down just a tad. I'm not sure it was necessary, but in the long run, am glad I did.
I lightly sanded the tabletop, applied one coat of white chalk paint, let it dry thouroughly and then applied another coat. As the instructions said, 'the magic happens with the second coat'. I applied a second coat, let it dry and then added the top coat of wax sealer.
Again, dont let this step fool you into thinking chalk paint is difficult. Apply the top coat wax, let it set for 1 hour and then buff it out with a rag !