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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Table


Today I bring you a few things. First a tutorial on using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, then how I made my pretty new side table, and a GIVEAWAY. Sounds fun right? Ok, well let’s get to it then! : )

annie sloan chalk paint striped table

Here is a great place to buy Annie Sloan Paint if you are looking to purchase some.

Handmade Pottery and Fine Gifts

My Table Gallery truly is an amazing store! They not only offer Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, but they have Pottery in the form of dinner wear, serving pieces, and decorative pieces for your home! There is also artist created fiber ware, vintage inspired jewelry, watercolor paintings, abstract acrylic paintings, stained glass work, fine soaps and more wonderful artist made gifts. You won’t be disappointed! My sure and stop by to see what all they have.

First off, I’d like to say one of the number reasons I love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is that I finished this table during my daughter’s nap time! That’s how I like to refinish furniture!

before and after

How in the world did I finish this table in one nap time you ask? Well.. with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, you don’t have to sand off any old finishes or paint! Yup, that’s what I said NO SANDING! Well.. not until you want to distress it anyways. : ) and it dries SUPER FAST!

Striped table with vase

Ok so let’s take a look at what you will need

(what I used)

Annie Sloan Old White
Annie Sloan Antibes Green
Clear Wax
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

You will also need some fine grit sandpaper
A rag for the wax
Paintbrushes for the paint

That should do it! Now take it all outside and get painting. You can even do it inside because Annie Sloan Paint doesn’t smell!! Which is awesome if you have kids that want to help or observe!

{Let’s get started}

Here is the table I started with. This was a refinish fail from long ago. My MIL gave it to me when my husband and I first got married. I had never redone anything before and well… FAIL! So obviously this needed some help! (see the bubbles on the top) Yeah… I didn’t sand it enough.

table before

First thing was I took my green paint where I knew I wanted to distress the table, edges, corners, places you would expect it to wear naturally, and pained a thin coat.

Green on edge Green on Edges

Then let that dry, doesn’t take long!
I added a coat of the old white next. I like to do 2 thin coats rather than one thick coat, but that’s just me and my weird habits : )

paint white

While that’s drying you can think about how wide you want your stripes. To make things easy I just went with the width of my painter’s tape which was 2” So you will find the center of your table and tape off for your stripes

tape off stripes
(I got a little paint happy and started before I took the picture, but you get the idea right?)

Then keep painting all the stripes
paint stripes

Peel off the painters tape before it dries! So like immediately : )

remove tape

Pretty stripes : ) Now let that dry, then you will rub on your wax all over. Before you distress!! Make sure you rub off an excess of the wax, it will feel like you are just wiping away what you did, but you’re not don’t worry! Once the was is dry, start distressing it where ever you want! I rubbed harder in certain places to expose the wood underneath. I also sanded away quite a bit of the green. I didn’t want it super green, more of a subtle color.

sand top distress

Table edge

I did this all over the table.. on the legs, the feet, everywhere I wanted! That’s what’s so fun about doing it yourself, you get to pick!

Table leg

I also dry brushed a small amount of the green on the corners (you can see what I’m talking about above)

before and after

Finally once you have it looking exactly how you want it, add another layer of the wax, removing all excess. Basically you are buffing it. This is what protects your paint, so do skip this step! And remember, you cannot rub too much off. If you don’t remove the excess it will feel kind of sticky. If that happens, just sand it down and do it again ; )


Ok so enough of the boring stuff right? You want to WIN something!!! So here we go! Thanks to the wonderful shop owner of
My Table Gallery

you can win a lovely prize package that will include:
A copy of the Quick and Easy Paint Transformations
A 2” wax brush
2” and 3” Paint brush
Ripple Cloth (great for applying and buffing wax)
A hand Painted Color Chart

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Disclosure: My Table Gallery provided me with one can of Antibes Green Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. All opinions are 100% mine. I really really really love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and I would totally recommend buy from My Table Gallery!

I am linking up to the The DIY Club

TDC Before and After


  1. says

    What a great giveaway! I really want to try Louis Blue!!! I’ve used Duck Egg and loved it. The Louis Blue is next on my list. Lol. Thanks for the chance.

  2. says

    I’ve been wanting to try Annie Sloan paints, and this table just gave me the push I needed! It looks fabulous!!! I’m wanting to give my dresser, vanity, and end tables a facelift since they’ve been with me since childhood…trust me, we both have been around for many decades! Yeah, we BOTH need one desperately! I want to first try the “Country Grey”, or maybe “Duck Egg Blue”. I’ll probably order a few sample jars to see what my options are, but I haven’t seen a project yet, where these paints were used, that didn’t look MAHHHVELOUS!

  3. says

    Your table is adorable!!! There is nothing better than ASCP. Just found you at Liz Marie Blog. I’m now a follower. Would love to have you stop by when you have a minute. Blessings ~ Judy

    • Ashley says

      Thanks so much! I so enjoyed working on this table! I’m glad you understood what I was talking about, lol!

  4. says

    Love that table! I also love the color Antoinette – my girlfriend has just has a little girl, and the color would be perfect for a project for her nursery! Love the blog :)

  5. says

    What a cool project. I have a very similar table that I’ve been wanting to refinish. I think I will try this on it :)

  6. Brooke says

    I use chalk paint all the time. I have tried doing stripes but when I do my base coat comes off when I take my tape off. What am I doing wrong??? Help! I love your table, very chic!

    • Ashley says

      I’ve never had that problem before. Make sure you are using painter’s tape because it’s not very sticky. I also know that chalk paint can take up to 48 hours to fully cure even though it feels dry. Maybe try waiting the full 2 days? Hope that helps!

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