TUTORIAL: Chalk painting a side table.

TUTORIAL: Chalk painting a side table.

My driving force in life and my business is simple, I love to create and deliver happiness with fantastic service and products.

Up cycling this table certainly made me very happy.

We have had a huge surge in interest in our products since Covid. I think one of the reasons is, that during Lockdowns we all had plenty of time to look around our homes, noticing things that could be shushed up, to make our nests a more pleasant place live in. And of course we do offer an ever-expanding range of specially procured, interesting products to help you all achieve fabulous results with your up cycling and crafting projects!

Quite simply, there are a lot of us that simply do it for the absolute pleasure  and fulfilment we get out of using our hands and minds, creating and up Cycling with The DIY Dreampaint- Newton's Chalk Finish paint®.

My latest project is this little unloved Queen Anne style side table. It was covered in high gloss epoxy and on it's way to be dumped on to a curb for free pick up! For prep work I simply gave it a good clean with some warm soapy water.

Chalk paint

Before starting to Chalk paint I glued this Efex rubber moulding to the front centre of the table using Gorilla contact glue.

Chalk paint

I applied 2 coats of Newton's French Olive Chalk paint STRAIGHT over the not sanded table and moulding with my favourite brush, our large size Professional Italian Chalk Painters Brush.

It only took approximately 90mins to dry between each coat.


When the second coat of Chalk paint was completely dry I applied a coat of our Newton's Traditional eco all natural NZ beeswax polish.
This can be applied with a brush, lint free rag or the lovely sponge that comes with the wax.
Chalk painted table
Leave a few hours, then very carefully buff off any excess wax with the sponge supplied or a lint free rag. You could finish here and admire your fabulous makeover as it already looks 100% better than it was!
I wanted to give the finish a faded lime washed look so I used our fantastic Whitewash wax.
The Whitewash wax was applied over the entire piece with our lovely Italian Wax brush. I did it in small sections so I could very gently wipe some the wax off before it dried leaving it looking naturally faded and worn in parts. 
To finish I applied, with my finger, some of our Bronze gilding wax, just gently applying it to the high spots of the decoration.
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Happy painting and Creating!
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