Getting chocked with Miss Lillian’s chalk paint

Whereas most women have a thing for shoes, I have a thing for tables.  End tables with unique details included.  Here in Skiatook we have an awesome place to shop for unique furniture and more: The Antique Depot.  Since moving here a year ago, I have found some great things at great prices including this recent find:

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This was a sweet little table that had great detailing with so much potential.  That said, it was in really rough shape and very rickety.  The employees at Antique Depot showed me how to work some previously-applied glaze out of the screws so that the legs and top could be tightened up.  Thanks to my hubby’s efforts, it worked!  The table’s size is perfect for a corner in our dining room, and that’s where it sat in it’s sad shape waiting for me to do something with it.

Owasso has this great boutique store called Bless UR Heart where I’ve previously done a Pinterest painting party.  When they announced an upcoming chalk painting class for furniture, I jumped at the opportunity.  Marilyn (AKA Miss Lillian) came all the way from Clarksville, Tennessee, to teach two classes.  She and her husband were so funny, and I had such a good time getting to know all about chalk painting using Miss Lillian’s Chock Paint products.  The hardest part (for me) was deciding on which color I would use to paint my little table!

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After much deliberation, I went with Sage Advice.  My dining room has a light-colored wainscoting so I needed a color that would stand out.  That said, I didn’t want this small table to be too noticeable as the accessories in the room are what I really want to have to add color and pattern.  This green color was perfect – not too yellow, not too blue.

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One of the table’s previous owners had applied a “crocodile” glaze over it which I decided to leave intact since it would only add to the overall appearance once the chalk paint and glaze were applied.  These are some pictures of the table with just one coat of Miss Lillian’s No-Wax Chock Paint.  This little table was already shaping up to be a stunner:

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I thought it already looked beautiful but my gut feeling was that I needed to add a glaze to make the carved details and “crocodile” crackling really stand out.  Using Marilyn’s suggestion, I went with the Burnt Umber Antiquing Glaze.  I’ll let you decide for yourself if it was the right call.  For me, and my house, this just added the perfect level of “antiquing” to a unique accent table that blends perfectly with the rest of the furniture in my dining room.

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If you’re interested in Miss Lillian’s Chock Paint for yourself, you can visit their website or like them on Facebook.  And if you’re anywhere close to Northeast Oklahoma, you’ve got to check out Bless UR Heart in Owasso where they sell Miss Lillian’s products and have quite a few painted furniture pieces in the store so you can see it in person.

Now that I’ve been bitten by the chalk paint bug, I can’t wait to get started on my next piece!

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