Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Coffee Table Makeover

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Makeover in Provence

Once upon a sunny Spring like day, a DIY decorating kind of girl / lover of painted furniture walked by an antique store called 5th St. Antiques in Clovis, CA and saw this sad looking table sitting in front. It had no price tag so she kept on walking. About an hour later she walked by it again. See she was not looking for a table. She was looking for a bench for her bedroom to paint. But she couldn’t stop thinking about the potential of this table.Look at those scrolling legs and fantastic shape….

5th st antiques

Then an ah ha moment happened…She was currently using a bench as a coffee table in the family room. “So what if we moved the bench we have upstairs and used this as a coffee table instead?” she thought.

The owner said she’s give her a good deal since she just bought it and hadn’t even brought it inside yet. Plus she was planning on painting it before reselling it in her store and now she wouldn’t have to.

Then the handy husband who says he doesn’t like painted furniture looked at her with a grumpy face when she came walking in with this sad looking table. He thought she was crazy and kept asking how much she spent on “that thing”.

Before and after Annie Sloan Coffee table makeover

But then after she painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Dark Wax the table looked all pretty and perfect for the room. The husband finally admitted it looked great too and that she was right after all!

The end.

True Story! Didn’t she turn out beautiful. I’m so in love with this table!

How to use Annie Sloan Dark Wax

This table has two coats of Provence blue. Then a coat of Clear wax. Then a coat of Dark Wax. To use the dark wax, paint some on and then wipe back with a cloth to get the effect you want. It’s kind of scary but it wipes back easily……..The Dark Wax is what makes the details of the wood stand out and makes it look aged.

ornate legs on vintage coffee table

Look at those scrolly legs?!

Dark Wax Coffee table

painted antique coffee table

I rubbed the paint off with a cloth over this detail on both sides of the table to show some wood

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She makes the room bright and happy! What do you think? Was this a good makeover?? Would you buy that table?

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19 thoughts on “Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Coffee Table Makeover

  1. Wow, looks great. I’m so hooked on ASCP! I think I’m driving my hubs nuts. I’ll post pics soon on my blog of the transformed beast (big early 80’s oak hutch).

    Not gonna divulge what you paid for it, huh? It was worth it 🙂

  2. That beautiful paint color brought it back to life. Such a great transformation! And I had to chuckle at the description of your husband’s initial reaction. (He must be a member of the same, “I don’t understand WHY my wife drags home old junk from the thrift store” club as my own husband.)

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  4. Hello I have an unbelievable French repro bronze/brown table with gold accents. I’ll try to post a photo. It’s a 4-leg pedestal on a large platform with a glass top and a wide 5 inch carved frame. Looks like it belongs in a castle with a an 8ft fireplace. I noticed there were no pics of the top. Does it look as good as the side views? Could you post those pictures?
    Thank you, Cleo

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