I recently decided it was high time to try chalk paint. Not chalkboard paint, but actual chalk paint. So, for our fifth Mother Daughter Pinterest Challenge project, we went with a DIY chalk paint recipe on this cute little mid century modern side table.
We found our chalk paint recipe from THIS pin from an amazing blog you've probably heard of called In My Own Style. She's done a comparison of two types of DIY chalk paint recipes compared to Annie Sloan. Be sure to go check it out, it's pretty fantastic!
I found this table at a local thrift store, and fell in love with the clean modern lines. I'd say that mid century is some of my most favorite furniture styles. Unfortunately, this little beauty had some damage on the top of the table, where I think the veneer got wet or something.
A bit of sanding and some wood filler, and then a bit more sanding did the trick, and the top was as good as new, except for the color.
Chalk paint doesn't need primer, but I gave it a coat anyway to make the surface a uniform color before beginning the "real" paint job.
Once that was set, it was time for the chalk paint. I made my own using the plaster of paris recipe. One tip, it's helpful when painting table legs to remove them, and stick them into a styrofoam block to support them while painting.
It actually took two coats of the paint for a full coverage. And, just because always like to add just a little touch of something special, I free-handed a bird silhouette in black.
My thoughts- I would most definitely use DIY chalk paint again, although I am ready to give the Annie Sloan paint a try as well. Hopefully that will be for another project.
My daughter and I are already searching out new things to paint and makeover. We'll keep you posted!