I know it's hard to believe that someone hasn't already tried chalk paint by now, but I am one of them. Well, WAS one of them. I can officially say that I've tried it and am now the proud owner of a grey dining room table!
I have a lot of grey and white in my house. So, my natural choice was, of course, French Linen. I had already been using a shade of grey on some of my other furniture pieces VERY close to French Linen already. So, I figured this would fit right in.
This is my table before.
And this is my table during the painting process.
You can see that the paint is still wet in the above picture. After it dried, I just sealed it with a clear wax. I'm not sure if I want to really do anything else to the table or not. I will live with it like this for now until I decide. I've never painted a dining table before. Let me just say, it was work! It took me several hours to complete this.
Here is the after!
I'm loving the new look! I like my cream slipcovers on the chairs against the grey. It keeps it fresh, I think.
Well, now you want my opinion of this paint don't you? I can tell you that I've used a lot of latex paint in my time but I do think this was a little easier because it didn't show brush strokes and didn't require any sanding before painting. It dries A LOT quicker (which I love) too. It costs more though, but I was able to pick it up locally, so I didn't have to order it and pay shipping. I like the matte finish too. I would probably like it more if I tried distressing it, because latex doesn't distress easily. And I've heard this distresses nicely. I may do
that on the legs of the table. I've got to get some sandpaper first!
For now, I'm just glad that I finally made it to the chalk paint party!!
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kelly ~