Happy New Year, Everyone! I haven't posted anything new for a few weeks because I've been diligently working on a few painting projects around my house before this adorable little distraction comes home to live with us in a week...
I've been wanting to brighten up our kitchen table for a long while now, as there's just a lot of honey-colored wood tones going on in our kitchen. After some research on furniture painting techniques, I decided this project would be a good first foray into chalk painting. I especially liked that chalk painting avoids the work of stripping old finishes, sanding, and priming! I found this post on chalk painting by Lauren at the thinking closet to be especially helpful. I didn't use Annie Sloane brand products, as my local home store carries another brand, but I was still able to get the results I wanted.
This table was a freebie to us from a generous, random stranger many years ago, and we have definitely used and abused it. In fact, we had to replace the original ladder-back dining chairs this summer because they were too damaged to be safely used anymore.
It was fun to give the table some love for once and now see it looking spruced up and ready for many more years of service.