How to Chalk Paint a French Table

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Ever wanted to chalk paint furniture but felt intimidated? This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to DIY a chalk painted table.

If you have a piece of furniture that could use an update, paint can be

the easiest solution

Remove the knobs on the drawers and gently wipe away any dirt

STEP 1

PREP THE PIECE

STEP 2

For an antiqued look pick at least 3 colors from dark to light.

SELECT YOUR PAINT COLORS

STEP 3

Paint two flat coats.

USE THE DARKEST COLOR FOR THE BASE COAT

STEP 4

USE THE LIGHTER COLORS TO HIGHLIGHT THE DETAILS

STEP 5

CREATE A HOMEMADE GLAZE USING THINNED ACRYLIC PAINT

MORE TIPS

Finish off with 2 coats of clear wax. Take drawers out and paint separately. Let wax dry overnight before buffing. You can always paint over any mistakes.

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