Side Tables Updated With Chalky Finish Paint

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Today I’m bringing you another piece of furniture that was updated using Chalky Finish Paint. I am still in the process of making over some 10 year old Pottery Barn furniture for a friend of mine.

How to paint a side table using chalky paint

I absolutely love the ease of using this paint, the versatility and my all time favorite, no striping or sanding to prep! Here is the before, sorry, bad cell phone picture.

table before


Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint, Lace

Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint, Vintage

Americana Decor Creme Wax

Assorted Sandpaper

Foam Mini Roller

Angle Trim Brush

Sanding block

Before painting, we made sure to clean the table really well using a damp cloth.


We applied the first coat using a small foam roller for the top and sides, and a 1″ brush for the rest of the piece. We let it dry and applied the second coat.  In areas where the black was still showing through, we touched up with a third coat.

After everything was dry, I smoothed everything out using a sanding sponge.

refinishing a table

Next, we started distressing it using sand paper in places it would naturally wear over time.

Use sand paper to distress furniture, so easy!

The last step was to protect the paint job.  We applied the Americana Decor Creme Wax with a rag and then buffed it with a rag.

Easy Table Makeover with step by step directions

Paint furniture don't throw it away, step by step tutorial

So simple and gives these 2 side tables a whole new look!

Below is a handful of other projects I have completed using the chalky paint, so fun!

Painted Pots
Antiqued Pots
Armoire Transformation
Vintage Armoire Transformation
Painted Gift Tags
DIY French Antique Basket

Using Chalky Paint completely transform your console table

Thanks for stopping in today, have a great rest of the week.


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