~ Chalk Paint Coffee Table ~


I love this coffee table with the marble insert and Frenchy cabriole legs.

This piece had some water damage on the side.

The chalk paint covered this easily with no preparation.

that is right...no sanding or priming!



I painted the first coat with Old Ochre Chalk Paint

and dry brushed Old White for the second coat.



Put on clear wax first before distressing.
I used steel wool, sandpaper and a scraping tool to distress.
  
The clear wax is best to use before distressing to keep down the dust 
and the wax helps you to know where to distress.


I brushed on dark wax ,using a circular motion,to some
of the indented spots and scraped areas.
  
I love the way the dark wax gives a lustrous vintage look to furniture.

End with clear wax and buff when dry.

An easy one hour project including drying time!

73 comments:

Karen said...

It's gorgeous! That chalk paint is amazing, I don't think I've ever painted anything that fast.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Did I miss something?
Am I that far out of the loop?
...or Am I HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT?

Did you change the name of your blog?

As for the chalk paint? You do fantastic work with it all. I last checked in before Hubby went into the hospital and you were busy as a bee painting everything in your backyard!
This table is gorgeous.
Love the Butterbug, Pat

Gail Thayer said...

That's gorgeous! I'm dying to get my hands on some of that chalk paint but don't want to pay the $$$$!
I know I'm missing out...maybe one day...:).

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

The table is really pretty! Chalk paint seems to be all the rage...everyone seems to be using it with rave reviews!~Hugs, patti

Heaven's Walk said...

What a beautiful job, Karla! I've never used chalk paint before, am dyin' to try it, and am just soaking up every bit of information I can about it. Thanks for this great tutorial! :)

xoox laurie

Vicky said...

One hour! Are you serious the table looks amazing! I can't wait to try my paint this weekend :)

Chris said...

Gorgeous. Am a new follower via Miss Mustard Seed. I'm excited to see more of what you've made!

Simply Bungalow said...

Beautiful piece. I'm a new follower!
~Heidi

Teri said...

I'm your newest follower! I love your blog! Thanks to Miss Mustard Seed for sending me your way.

Blessings,
Teri

Deborah said...

Im your newest follower (purehunnybee)
I just dropped by from Marians!
It looks beautiful and can it really be that easy?!
Im almost tempted to paint my dining room furniture and bedroom furniture! Does t have to be real wood to paint over?

Deborah :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wow! It turned out wonderful. I love it.
Penny

Anonymous said...

Love the chalk paint!

Mikal said...

What beautiful work you share! I'm a new visitor/follower, sent from Ms. Mustard Seed.... so blessed to find you!

Mikal

MELANIE said...

New follower here over from MMS, so glad she shared you with us today. Great blog, Im now a follower. I refinish furniture for resale and have become a huge fan of Annie Sloan. Hoping to win your giveaway and increase my pot collection.

Beautiful Home & Family, hope you will come by and visit sometime.


MJ
Lucky 7 Design

titansluvr said...

Hello...I'm a new follower thanks to Miss Mustard Seed...love to get my paint brush on some chalk paint!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Susan in Texas said...

Love your blog! I'm a new follower thanks to Miss Mustard Seed, and I am so happy to find you.

Sommer said...

Hi there! Beautiful work you do! I'm a new follower via MMS =)

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Found you from Miss Mustard Seed! Love your coffee table, and LOVE the fact that such a great project only took 1 hour :) I've been wanting to try the graphite chalk paint on my stairs....one of those intimidating projects I just need to do!!

Looking forward to exploring your blog more.

Abby Richardson said...

What inspiration! I too am a new follower coming from Miss Mustard Seed. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful pieces using Chalk Paint. :)

Erin said...

Oh my goodness! I am here from Miss Mustard Seed and am in awe of your beautiful projects! Gorgeous!

Cije said...

New follower checking in! I came over from Miss Mustard Seed as well. LOVE your blog! MS said to leave a comment along with the color choices for the giveaway. (Duck Egg and Old White.) I will definitely be back to see more of your stuff. Beautiful!

Sheila said...

Hi there,
Such a gracious giveaway...thanks! If i was to win I love the darker grey, louis blue and the white is a must though...I am so intrested in this paint, however, to cheap to try lol...enjoy your weekend.

Smiles,
Sheila

Sheila said...

oops I forgot to tell you that I am now stalking...I mean following you.

Sheila

Missy said...

I found your site through Miss Mustard Seed. I signed up to follow you. What a great blog you have!

Berta said...

I just found your site theu Miss Mustardseed! Beautiful!! Even if I don't win I will be placing and order! I already have a project in mind to try the chalk paint!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Karla, The table turned out fabulous! Everyone seems to be in love with the chalk paint and I am dying to give it a try.
xo,
Sherry

Betheny said...

Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed! I'm am now a follower and am in LOVE with your blog, your style and your Chalk paint projects!!!

Susan S. said...

I'm visiting from Miss Mustard See too! I just added my self as your newest follower and REALLy want to win the paint. Since finding out about Chalk Paint in blog land I'm been itching to try it. I've watched videos, lurked in blogs, googled, etc. and I just can wait to get my hands on some. I just keep putting off doing the actual order. I would probably use Old White and Paris Gray with the dark wax. I love that look! YOUR table is gorgeous!

Ido said...

Thank you for the great giveaway offered through Miss Mustard Seed, became a follower of your amazing blog!
XXX Ido

Tanya@takesix said...

I've never used chalk paint before. I love this. I am your newest follower!! Looking forward to lots of DIY "how to's"!!

sandra @ french laundry 132 ♥ said...

Hi Karla, I came over from Miss Mustard Seed's blog and I would love to become a follower of yours. (I did)

I've been to your site before and just love it. I love how you did this piece of furniture and I've seen the school cabinet below a few days ago and thought it looked like something directly from Paris, France. In fact even after I have closed down my computer I still keep seeing it in my mind (*lol*) that's the wonderful expression it left in my mind.

Thank you for the chance to win some of this magical chalk paint!

Hope you have a wonderful day.

sandra @ french laundry 132 ♥ said...

oh p.s. I have to say I just LOVE the name of your blog !!! too precious!

Jill said...

i'm always so impressed with chalk paint and what it looks like.

Freckle Face Kids said...

Gorgeous as usual! Can't wait for the workshop in the am! You seriously need to do workshops on some of the other great stuff you do. Just Beautiful!

JulianMaxwell said...

I love your projects. I follow Miss Mustard Seed and I think I am ready to take on a project using chalk paint. You both make it look easier than I am sure it really is. Wish me luck!

Brooke said...

I simply cannot WAIT to try this out...problem is I want to paint every piece of furniture in my house ;-)

Perchance_to_Dream86 said...

Thanks so much for doing this giveaway! I have heard so many great things about the chalk paint. :)

Cindi @ Rustique Art said...

Hi Karla :) New follower from MMS...I keep dreaming of painting my kitchen cabinets with AS Chalk Paint. Someday I'll be brave enough to do it!

Cindi
http://www.rustiqueartblog.com

kelly said...

would love to win the chalk paint. I love the green and old white.

Beth said...

Hopped on over here via Miss Mustard Seed blog. Love your table & those just happen to be the same two colors I want to use on a coffee table I picked up.

Anonymous said...

Its me again, thewoman that has never seen chalk paint in person. Please consider me so I can help out some nake furniture. Thanks,Patti Taylor

Starkwoman said...

Hi Karla! I think I got it now...I don't have my teenagers home on a Friday night, so my husband and I tried to figure it out all on our own :) But I emailed you earlier to enter the contest that Miss Mustard Seed turned me onto. I would like to try the Louis Blue and The Chateau Grey for our beach house in Petoskey, MI...and YES you are welcome to enjoy the guest room anytime!!
Thanks, Wendy

Deanna @ Sentimental Redo said...

I came over here to follow you for the contest but had I been here before I would have been following you anyway! I just pinned most your DIY's Like that cute Linen Slipcover for a twin bed. 2 cool.

Sissy Dre said...

Love to try out the Louise Blue and Old White Chalk Paint. Your table looks outstanding.... Rock On!!!

Brooks Interior said...

Love to win the Louise Blue & Old White Chalk. Dark stain. Love your blog. Glad I found you. I'm a new follower

Life In My Nest said...

I am a follower and have also contacted you about buying some paint. (Maybe now I'll wait and see if I can win some!) I was at the Old Red Lumberyard sale today in McKinney and I think I saw lots of furniture painted with Chalk Paint. I'll call you soon.
Teresa

Bets said...

This is amazing paint! I am just getting started with it! I love your coffee table. It is in two of my favorite colors.

Alison F said...

Hi, I am the latest follower sent over from Miss Mustard Seed! I have used the chalk paint and it is by far my favorite paint to work with. I love your chalk paint projects, especially the school house cabinet! It is so inspiring and creative! I would be so proud if anything I did turned out that amazing! Thanks for the chance to win some chalk paint! I would love to try Graphite and Provence!

lori diane said...

your coffee table looks great...i'd love to find a round coffee table with lines like yours. love the chalk paint!

Karen said...

I have a coffee table that looks just like yours! It belonged to my great-aunt Lena. My grandmother gave it to me when I married 32 years ago. 20 years ago we moved to our current home and I gave the coffee table to my next-door neighbor. She used it for a while, but then put it in her attic. I got it back a few weeks ago. Would love to paint it with Old White and Old Ochre just like yours. I am a new follower to your blog and would love to win the chalk paint through Miss Mustard Seed's give-away.

Bettsi said...

Hi! I came over via Miss Mustard Seed. I'm about to become your newest follower! Your blog looks darling- I love that coffee table.

Kelli said...

Beautiful! Those are the same two colors that I picked out on MMS's giveaway! I have a cute little french table that I want to do in them as well. Your pic convinced me!

The Downs Family said...

I'm a new follower from Mrs. Mustard Seed's blog! Love the table its gorgeous! I also love those big white spool things.... they are amazing!

Mitzi Curi said...

I'm so excited to try this chalk paint, I never win anything, so I'm going to just go ahead and order it from a "stockist" here in Michigan! I love your blog, by the way, and I'll definitely be back to visit again!

Sandy said...

Looks great...love that chalk paint

vicki p said...

lovely! this gives me a new idea for a table I'm working on. I'll get my order in soon! THANKS!

Lynette Marie said...

What an awesome blog..and dream paint. I would choose Louis Blue and old white as my two colors.

Sally Hart Designs said...

Am so anxious to work with Chalk Paint! It looks splendid. I would choose Old white and isn't there a French/Provence teal blue?

Farmer's Wyfe said...

This is sweet, too!! I just did a clock over at my blog: a gift from my husband during our first year of marriage: thought it could use a new look. :)

I LOVE chalk paint: worth every penny!! :)

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

hi Karla! i'm thrilled to find you and will be supporting your business. i'm a professional writer and artist and would love for you to follow me back as it would appear we have some common ground. not the least of which is: PAINT!!!

stop by anytime!

michele

Kim H. said...

I am so inspired by your projects! I need to get some chalk paint and get to work! :)

The Sterling Cherub said...

Hello Karla! I'm a new follower of yours, jumped over from Miss Mustard Seed! Thank you so much for this give-away, really just a generous thing to do.

I am *in love* with your aqua colored outdoor glider! Amazing re-do using chalk paint. If I were so fortunate as to win the MMS give-away, I would have to choose the Provence color and the Old White color after seeing your glider!

If you hear anything in the middle of the night, it's just me truffling through your blog and checking out all your projects and older posts! I'm going to like it here ...

Best,

Kimberly

simplydivine! said...

Gorgeous table! Am (not so) patiently waiting for Annie Sloan to start supplying to Australia, as I'm dying to get my hands on some of her Chalk Paint.

simplydivine! said...

Gorgeous table! Am (not so) patiently waiting for Annie Sloan to start supplying to Australia, as I'm dying to get my hands on some of her Chalk Paint.

rachaelk said...

Just became a new follower via Miss Mustard Seed! Love your blog!

Rachael :)

KarenSue said...

I love the idea wax then distress! Thanks!
I love this cabinet!
Thanks for this generous giveaway!
SueBee

Anita said...

So happy I found this blog via Miss Mustard seed

Anonymous said...

Hello Karla,
Good Luck to you with the Chalk Paint Sales--looks like you're a pro with your table there--the distressing is GREAT!
Kimberley

(khfagan@cox.net)

Stella said...

So glad I found your site through Miss Mustard Seed. Am trying to get my 2 girls some furniture painted for their new homes! Would LOVE to try Old White or Grey!

Peach Street said...

Oh I'm just dying to try that chalk paint. Love what you did here!

Jamie

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Beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

Came over from miss mustard, I would love to try the graphite and old white. Love the table.

littlekbopeep said...

I found you while looking for a local stockist for ASCP. I live in Burleson and LOVE your blog!! I'm now a new follower! Looks like your blog has grown bunches lately! But if ya get a chance check out my blog...I've very new...not a whole lot on there...but you'll be seeing more of me!! :-) "Do not despise the days of humble beginnings" right!? Lol!
Keep up the good work!

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Follow if you'd like. But I'll follow you either way!

Kendra

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