Furniture Chalk Painting: First solo attempt: light grey revamped bedside table

Updated: Mar 8, 2019

This was my first solo attempt following the workshop in Berry: a lovely grey bedside table for my daughter's girly bedroom.


I bought two identical pine bedside tables, I transformed the first one in the workshop and it is now in our bedroom. I went solo on this second one.


I bought the L'Essential Botanics paint in Belgian Linen, sanding gloves, Cling On paintbrush and Mezzie + Frank wax from This Old House. Be careful, This Old House no longer stock this brand of paint but they have other great alternatives. I got the wipes from Bunnings.

These are the materials I used!


The side table came from my local Buy, Sell, Swap Facebook group. I think I paid $30 for two of those.


These are the steps I followed!


  1. I lightly sanded all visible side of the side table using the gloves which are dead easy to use.

  2. I then wiped the piece with the Cleaning wipes

  3. I applied the paint using the Cling On brush. I let the first coat dry overnight.

  4. I applied a second slightly watered down coat.

  5. The last and final step was to apply the wax with a cloth and buff the bedside table. The smell of this wax is wonderful.

  6. I put in the lovely white knobs come from Few and Far in Berry.

  7. I let this piece 'cure' in the garage for a few days before moving it to my daughter's bedroom.

I did all of this in the comfort of the quiet, calming space of my garage or as I like to call it my "Workshop"!

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