How To Paint A Table With Furniture Paint

I wanted to start off this blog post telling everyone where I got this gorgeous table, but I’m kinda embarrassed to say that I actually have no clue!!! Please tell me I’m not the only furniture hoarder out there that literally can’t remember where these pieces come from!!!

Anyway, craving a fun DIY project, I grabbed this piece out of my furniture stash to give it a new lease on life with a coat of paint!


When choosing a colour, the first thing I do is pay attention to the current colour the piece is. I do this so when I choose to distress the piece, I can visualize the contrast between the original colour, and the paint colour. In this case, the table is a medium walnut colour. I LOVE the contrast of rich walnut peeking through a light, soft, warm neutral. So,I chose to paint this table with House&Canvas Furniture paint in Sandstone. I lightly, distressed the edges so that beautiful walnut colour pops through.

Before painting this table, I decided to remove the original hardware because it was quite dated. I wanted to use these gold and glass knobs from House&Canvas, so I used wood filler to fill the extra hole left behind from the pull.

Side Table Knobs

Sandstone is a an off white with a warm, beige undertone. It’s the perfect colour choice when you don’t quite want white-white, and aren’t looking to go with a cool grey. It matches any decor and blends with it’s surrounding colour. I LOVE pairing sandstone with pops of blue/green like Jameson Blue.

Side Table Chalk Finish Paint Colors

I gave this piece 2 coats of Sandstone and let it dry for 30 minutes. I used 180 grit sandpaper to lightly distress the edges and a few spots here and there for an aged, shabby chic look. I finished by applying one coat of clear furniture wax top coat for durability and adding my new fabulous drawer knobs.

I love how this piece turned out! I can’t wait to see it in it’s new home!

Side Table Painted With White Chalk Finish Paint
Side Table Painted With White Chalk Finish Paint
Side Table Painted With White Chalk Finish Paint