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A coffee table makeover with Chalk Paint™ decorative paint

I’ve been dying to make-over this coffee table. The dark colour just didn’t suit my house. I was sent a selection of paints from Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan (my blog sponsor) and I knew as soon as I saw the colour Antibes Green the legs would look amazing and it would suit my lounge room perfectly.


The benefit of using Chalk Paint™ it that it’s so easy to use – there’s no sanding or priming and it adheres to most surfaces – wood, concrete, metal, matt plastic, earthenware and much more. I knew I wouldn’t have to spend ages sanding the entire table down. I hate doing that part.


I sanded the top though as I wanted to give it a worn, rustic look. My electric sander is the best – I love it! My 12 year old even gives it a whirl…


I wasn’t too precious about how I applied the paint. I used this specially designed brush made by Annie Sloan to achieve texture. The paint dries fast and rarely requires any sanding or priming, allowing me to create gorgeous results quickly and easily. I did one full coat and then a very messy and patchy second coat. With Chalk Paint™ you get a velvety matt finish. It’s a non-toxic, water-based paint that is lead-free, EG-free, odour-free and has very low volatile organic compounds (VOCs).



Then I added Annie Sloan Soft Wax all over the table to achieve a subtle and mellow sheen as well as providing protection and durability.


Above you can see how I randomly sanded the top and then I started adding the soft wax. I then followed up with a soft cloth to buff and wipe off any excess. Using the brush made the wax go on so easy! I have never used a brush before with other wax projects and I’ll never go back – always using a brush from now on!

And here’s the finished product……







What do you think? I am absolutely rapt. The whole family is so impressed (and I live in a house full of boys too!).

Check out all of the colours here so you can start planning your own project!

* The original post did have a competition – it’s closed now.


  • Leah Saul

    Carla Maree

  • Taylor Chrissie

    Kristie Pitt Kelly N Jackson Spies Romola Trevaskis Lyons

  • Sarah Ward

    Love it!

  • Chris Goodall

    Looks amazing. Would that work on the legs of an old pine dining table?

  • Monica

    Your coffee table looks fantastic! Great inspiration for me

  • Sue

    Great job Katrina, but where is your pallet table now? Im off to find a potential paint job!

    • Katrina (author)

      The pallet is in the other lounge room. Can’t part with that one!

  • Anne Shetty

    Amazing! Beautiful! Does your contest apply in Canada? I’m from Vancouver..

  • Christine

    Great job. It looks lovely

  • John Feasey

    Christy Grooten

  • Kathee Gunn

    Great to see and love the leg colour!

  • Nicole P

    Hi Katrina, Where did you source this paint from? When I went to website and didn’t see a stockist in Wagga? Thank you.

  • John Feasey

    Christy Grooten

  • Mary Miller

    Katrina, I live in Atlanta, GA, but I love that cream color braided rug. Can you tell me how to get one!
    M Miller

  • Chris

    Who won the paint Katrina? I can’t see anything about the winners…:)

    • Katrina (author)

      All will be emailed this week. I had hundreds of entries! X

  • Bec @ The Plumbette

    I love this table too! I love the styling and your post explains how easy this paint is to use. It sounds and looks Brilliant! 🙂

  • lauren

    Have you used Annie Sloan on Metal?
    Ive got some bright red tolix chairs that i want to paint white. I was going to spray paint them but have a heap of annie sloan white… would it chip?

    • Katrina (author)

      I haven’t done a chair that big before, but have used the paint on glass and metal and it works well 🙂

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