These nesting tables have been sitting in storage just waiting for a fresh new look. They were a find at a church sale last spring. It was time for them to be rescued and given a fresh look. They need to be transformed from drab to fab.
When pondering how I wanted them to look, I was undecided. Because of that, I chose just to make a safe decision. “When in doubt go white “. The slight risk I did take, was choosing paint I never worked with before… chalk paint. As many of you know , I am a milk paint user so choosing chalk paint was exciting new experience. I have limited knowledge of chalk paint but the name Annie Sloan go hand in hand with chalk paint and I read many reviews of how users just love it. I chose Old White as the color.
With the guidance of Laura at The Ironstone Nest, I got to work painting. No sanding, or priming required… just start. I found it covers quite nice and it is a thicker paint which applies easily. While these nesting tables were drying, I was able to work on a side table project that you can read about here.
After the table was completed in all white, I thought it needed a little something. Adding two simple stripes that matched up on both tables was decided. A quick tape up and application of Miss Mustard Seed Kitchen Scale and I was satisfied. Sanding and clear wax followed… it was completed. Nesting tables turned from drab to fab!
I was pleased at how easy it was to use chalk paint. The coverage was excellent. I am happy I gave it a try and definitely will use this paint again. What has been your experience with chalk paint? I would love to hear your comments on it.