MINT coloured Chalk Paint™ table makeover

I managed to squeeze in another little DIY project this week using paint from Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan. My Mum sent this table over to me after seeing my last coffee table makeover and said she wanted the same but she preferred the colour “mint”… I knew this would turn out great! The orange/timber look needed to go!

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So I set about making my own colour ‘mint’. I mixed some Antibes Green (and a dash of Provence) in to Pure white. The blue would make it less ‘limey’ and more minty.

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I sanded the top with my trusty electric sander. It took me about 20 minutes. You don’t have to sand the area you’re painting on as the Chalk Paint™ adheres to this surface with no priming or prep whatsoever.

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I slapped on the paint. I gave it 2 coats and let it dry over night.

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Then it was time to start roughing up the edges. Out came the sander again. I wasn’t precious with it and just randomly started putting the sander on all corners and edges. I pressed harder in some areas.

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Next I got out the dark wax and the soft clear wax. First I rubbed the dark wax in to the already existing knots in the timber and on the corners. This will give it an aged look. It’s a bit like rubbing Vegemite in to the wood! You must only use a small amount though and brush it in well.

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I let the dark wax dry for half and hour, then I returned and started brushing the soft clear wax all over the table. This was the final step!

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And here she is in all her minty glory and is looking so cute and fresh!

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Mum, do I have to give it back?? 😉

Do you have a project which could use a lick of paint?

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Happy DIY-ing! ♥ KC.

16 comments

  • John Silvestro

    Love it! Where did you buy your chalk paint from?

  • Bec @ The Plumbette

    I love this! I’m so excited to go to an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint networking event at Problogger this year. This paint sounds amazing!

  • Debra Burt

    Well done! It looks great! Love the color, so typical or the era 🙂

  • Janara Sparke

    Lynda Evans- chalk paint

  • John Silvestro

    Thanks Katrina,tried that already,not available in Griffith or Leeton,did you buy yours in Wagga and if so which store?

  • John Silvestro

    Ok,thanks.

  • Kim Elliott

    Looks Fabulous ! I watched a blog where the clear wax was applied first , then the Dark ! What do you recommend ?

  • Paula

    That looks great!

  • Chris R

    Love this, your mum will be one happy mum. We have a home full of ‘orange’ furniture, time to change it up I reckon.

  • Sheridan Lenton

    That looks super cute!! I bet your Mum will be stoked

  • Michelle Liddle

    Oh it’sgorgeous!

  • Sherri-Lee Peacock

    It looks fantastic! I especially like the gold pineapples on the wall though 😀

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