Okay, so I was sooo sick of this coffee table and I have been seeing all of the chalk paint being used, so I decided to try my hand at homemade chalk paint. No sanding or stripping before painting, now that my kind of paint. I used 1/3 Plaster of Paris and 2/3 Latex Paint, this must be stirred very well. The paint tends to get very thick and I found myself stirring it frequently. I did add a little hot water to the Plaster of Paris before I stirred the paint in. After the first coat I sanded at little it really does not require a lot of sanding. I then applied the second coat and sanded. I used Johnson's Paste wax to apply as the protective coat after I painted and sanded. I used one coat in the pictures. I will be adding another coat of the paste. I really like how the end results turned out. A very easy project, just a little time consuming.
|Looking grey, after first coat and sanding.|
|Second coat of paint and sanding.|
|Close up of distressing.|
|This is not a good picture of the table, lighting is off. All in all, I love the look and I think it looks a lot better. This is with just one coat of wax, the wax adds sheen and makes the table look darker.|