Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bad Girl and Chalk Paint

I haven't blogged in such a long time...bad girl! I do have a good excuse, busy getting the shop rearranged and working on inventory. I scored 5 of these vintage lab tables from a high school. I kept 2 of them for myself and decided to experiment on them with chalk paint (no, it's not chalkboard paint, it's chalk paint-a whole different thing.)
Odes to love and rants against teachers were too deeply carved to sand out so...
I filled them with all purpose joint compound, let it dry and then sanded...
Au revoir Tim, Josh and Kyle
I cleaned them with a tack cloth and painted the tops with Annie Sloan Graphite. Then I experimented with making my own chalk paint, did the legs (more on making chalk paint later,) and waxed everything.

Today I will buff everything and put it back together, then...the big reveal...betcha can't wait:)


  1. Brings back memories. In high school biology we had those lab tables with kind of a rubberized coating on them. It was like putting a bowl of hamburger in front of a hound, you couldn't resist carving something into them.

  2. Something tells me I'm gonna love these....Hope your week is off to a great start! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  3. I love stuff like that! It is gonna be fab!