A bit worn but it has beautiful carved wood legs and I definitely felt that it was worth salvaging. It had a pretty slippery finish and I was worried about traditional paint sticking so decided to try the chalk paint that is rapidly taking the DIY world by storm. For those of you who have not heard of this magical product, it’s not chalkboard paint, just chalk paint. Annie Sloane makes the gold standard version and it can be painted directly onto any wood surface without sanding or primering. It has a matte finish and is often sanded at the edges for a slightly distressed look and then given a coat of furniture wax.
I was trying to kick this table out fast and was too impatient to order and wait for the real thing so decided to make my own chalk paint – the recipe for which also seems to be all over the place lately. But in case you haven’t seen it, here’s how you mix your own chalk paint.