Chalk Paint® Tutorial

End Table Edition

Spring is just around the corner and we are all itching for some warm weather and fresh furniture pieces to liven up our space! This month, Eco Chic celebrates its 5th year of using Chalk Paint® and Annie Sloan celebrates its 26th year since its creation. We wanted to include you in this celebration by starting a video series of Chalk Paint® tutorials. Each one will be crafted in Eco Chic Boutique’s Design Center to give you all the tools, techniques, and tricks you need this season.

First up, a Chalk Paint® End Table Tutorial showing you how to use Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and how to seal it with clear and black wax. Before we show you the How To, check out the before and after. Guess what? This took us only an hour to complete!

Chalk Paint® Before


Chalk Paint® After


That’s right, only 60 minutes to take this old maple piece and bring into the 21st century with a modern, neutral blue. The best part? Prepping to paint with Chalk Paint® only takes a bit of cleaning. No stripping, no sanding, no priming- a DIYers dream (at least it’s ours). Check out the video below for all you need to know. If you’re really adventurous, set out your laptop and paint along with us! Share your transformations on social media with the hashtag #myecochiccreation for a chance to win.

Step by Step with Maria Bosak

Want to go back and watch it again? Here are key times in the video you need to know:
1. Chalk Paint® Application (2:21)
2. Chalk Paint® Touch Up (7:38)
3. Furniture Distressing (9:12)
4. Wax by Annie Sloan Application (10:26)
5. Bonus Wax Removal Tip (16:06)

End Table Tutorial Toolkit

Chalk Paint® Tutorial Tool Kit

Happy Creating!

The Laundry Room Reveal

One Comment

  • Doug O. says:

    I was on FB and was reading a post of a friend of mine that had design & living doing a photo shoot in one of her houses. She thanked Eco Chic. The video of the house looked amazing and I got curious to look you up and got on your website. As I started learning more about Eco Chic on your website, I found myself reading this compelling page turning story that seemed to be written by a professional writer. Great design, decor and furniture at Eco Chic and maybe consider publishing a novel!

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