Chalk paint sneak peek

So, do you remember the library table that I picked up in Brimfield, Massachusetts, in the fall?

I was so happy to find it and I’m going to use it in my cottage bathroom.  You can read all about it in my previous posts here and here.

My design sketch for the bathroom.

I was thrilled when Victoria from the FAT PAINT Company offered some chalk paint for me to try out.  She even allowed me to customize my colour.  So I chose Benjamin Moore’s Van Courtland Blue HC-145.


I also picked up some of her antique and clear waxes.
Here’s the table in progress.
And a close up of a leg after two coats of the chalk paint.

After a light coat of the antique wax and clear wax and a little buffing.  Isn’t the sheen just lovely?
I’ve decided to keep the top in the natural wood finish but with many coats of clear wax.  You can see how the wood just soaked up the wax.

So here’s how it is now. I still have to put some more coats of wax on the top and I’m going to add some height to the table by adding some pre-made 4″ legs to the bottom. Wish me luck!

I’m off to the Interior Design Show in Toronto this week.
(Click on the logo below to visit their website).

So get ready for a slew of posts next week here and at The TBBs –  Wine, Dine and Design blog.



  1. Oh, Lisa, it looks so yummy!! And I love how you chose to keep the top in wood finish!! I’m going to receive my chalk paint in a week’s time…and paint a dresser red and leave the wood top unpainted. My question to you is: do you think that if I apply some stain, could I use wax on top of the stain??
    Hope you can help!!
    Your table looks great!! Yummy, as I said!!

    • Thanks Ozana. I’m going to ask Victoria your question about putting wax on stain and let you know. Have a great day!

  2. I can’t wait to see it finished! Love how you left the top wood.


    • Me either Angela, me either. I am anxious to get the sink and get it fitted in with the lovely faucet. I so love renovations. 🙂

  3. The table looks great! Love that shade of blue, and the combination of the blue base with the wood top. The wax does add a beautiful sheen to the chalk paint 🙂

    • Thanks Kelly, the blue is really beautiful in person, very grey/blue. Once I did the base I could only see the top left in it’s natural state.

  4. OH MY…that is stunning. I think I’m in love with chalk paint. The finish you get is so pretty!

    • And you saw the before in person, Nicole. The chalk paint really makes the details stand out and the wax makes it all gleam 🙂

  5. Looks great…I didn’t realize Fat did waxes too…love it!!

    • Fat Paint does lovely waxes. You just need a dab of the dark wax and it brings out all the details. The wax is soft and lovely to work with.

  6. The table really has turned out beautifully. Great choice on the colour, and on leaving the top – I am looking forward to seeing it in your cottage with the sink – I think it’s going to look incredible!



  1. […] On last fall’s trip to Brimfield, I scored this library table which after a FAT Paint and Wax makeover became my vanity.  I painted the legs and shelf in Fat chalk paint and finished it with a light coating of antique and clear Fat Wax.  I stripped the top and left it natural and just waxed it with the clear wax.  I wanted the vanity top to relate to the colour of the large pine baseboards and door that are in the bathroom and the rest of the cottage. To read my full post about the table/vanity makeover, click here.  […]