Like I need another hour in the day, I’ve picked up a new hobby – painting furniture. Refinishing and/or painting furniture can breathe new life into an outdated piece, bringing it from old and boring to modern and contemporary.

Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan is a versatile paint that would work beautifully on furniture without priming or sanding. It’s easy to use, quick to dry and can use the paint with a variety of paint techniques. It has a velvety, ultra matte finish and comes in an array of gorgeous colours.

How easy is it to paint furniture? So easy! You can use Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan to reveal the grain in wood creates a classic rustic look with an ultra-thin layer of paint, or paint a piece of furniture several coats for a smooth finish. Or you can achieve a vintage look, or a rustic chipped look – depending on the furniture you are refinishing.

I needed a new foyer table and knew that I would like to find a used piece to refinish. After some searching, I found this antique front hall table.

After looking through the Chalk Paint™ colours, I knew I wanted to do a vintage look on this piece. My hallway is quite narrow so I wanted a lighter colour to open up the space. So I decided on Old White.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint swatch


Here is the before piece:

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Before

Here is a photo of the table after painting two coats but before waxing:

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint after two coats unwaxed

Here is a photo of the table after painting applying clear soft wax, and a tiny amount of dark soft wax:

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Before and After

Painting Furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Before and After

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Before and After

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Table Painted Old White

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Table Painted Old White

Refinishing Furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Before and After


Enter to win an Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan Mini Project Pack! Containing everything needed to create a small project, such as a chair or bedside table, the mini pack includes two small project pots of Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan (100ml) – in colours of your own choice, 1 tin of Clear Soft Wax (125ml), 1 tin of Dark Soft Wax (125ml) and a small pure bristle brush. The Pack includes pointers for creating your own masterpiece, and more guidance is available on the Annie Sloan website and YouTube channels.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Mini Project Pack

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Painting Furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. Anne Taylor Reply

    We have a small bookcase for our grandson that desperately needs some work! This would be great!

  2. Pam Dillon Reply

    I love this stuff. Am totally drooling. So many things around here could use some Annie Sloan TLC, including a hall bench and a side table.

  3. I have a vintage kitchen hutch, in an odd green colour, that belonged to my great-great aunt. I think with a coat of paint it would become more useful!

  4. Judy Cowan Reply

    I have a small magazine rack that I have been wanting to redo, so this might be perfect for it!

  5. missbobloblaw Reply

    I have a old homemade shelf that would look amazing with a coat of chalk paint!

  6. Darlene Schuller Reply

    I would love to redo my daughter’s dresser and a stand I have my plants on!

  7. Karen E Hill Reply

    I would love to paint some of my dark antiques into light colours.

  8. Holly MacRitchie Reply

    I would like to paint an old chair I have had for years.

  9. I’d paint the bookshelf in my sons room. It doesn’t match anything else

  10. Angela Mitchell Reply

    I’d love to paint my daughter’s dresser. We’ve renovated her bedroom and we’ve love to update the 50/60 year old dresser.

  11. ruth moreira-lozon Reply

    I would love to paint my daughter’s bed. It was a hand-me-down and a fresh coat of paint would spruce it up very nicely.

  12. SweetPanda Reply

    I have a small night table and I would like to give it a nice makeover and reuse it

  13. I have two end tables that are not beautiful. I’d love to paint them with this

  14. Stephanie Beth Reply

    I have a cabinet I’m trying to convert to the family organization ‘hub’ to keep everything there and organized and I think this paint would be perfect!


    I have an old green table that I would love to refresh with this.

  16. I actually would like to paint our tv stand, it just feels so blah

  17. Carey Hurst Reply

    I am turning the casing of my electric fireplace into a puppet theatre for my toddler so this would be perfect ..

  18. nicolthepickle (Nicole Graham) Reply

    The end of my counter top is plain and I’d love to chalk paint it.

  19. We have a few pieces of furniture that need a new coat of paint and it seems like this paint is forgiving to a bad painter like me.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  20. Wendy hutton Reply

    I have my grandfathers old wooden trunk he had in the army and it really needs to be redone

  21. Lisa bolduc Reply

    I have a dresser that has lots of detail work that could use a makeover

  22. I have just the project in mind for this – a brand new (to me!) mail table for my front hallway that needs to be updated. This would be a great way to make it look priceless.

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