When looking for furniture to Chalk Paint, you have to remember that what you are looking at is not always the true potential. You have to think how would this piece look if it was painted. Usually the answer is, a hundred times better!
Sometimes, it’s not that easy to see the true potential. You have to look at the barebones of the furniture. Is the furniture in good shape? Does it have any chips, dents, cracks, or broken pieces? Most importantly, is the piece of furniture sturdy.
If you can look at the piece and it seems to be in good condition you are in good shape. Don’t worry too much about the surface, as it will painted with Chalk Paint. Also remember, the great thing about Chalk Paint is the ability to just paint without any sanding or prepping.
But before starting, I usually go over the piece of furniture with a link free rag, such as an old t-shirt. This helps remove any dust or debris that may have been sitting on the piece.
So the next question is…..
How else can a piece of furniture go from looking like this….
With the help of Chalk Paint!
With Chalk Paint you have the capability to take a piece of furniture that you would assume to be garbage, into something you would be proud to have in your home.
Using Annie Sloan Paris Grey Chalk Paint I painted two coats of Chalk Paint on the coffee table. Then, I painted over the top and the side of the table with a wet paint brush that had Old White and used the same brush to apply the Clear Wax. This gave it the two toned look that it has. After that, I used a sand block to do the distressing.
Everyone can not believe the difference..
Not so bad for a coffee table that was literally once a piece of trash!