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Chalk Painted Coffee Table

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in chalk paint, painted furniture | 31 comments

All day long I have painted. . .

And, thought about Andy Griffith episodes.

I have chuckled to myself thinking about Barney writing tickets for jaywalking.

Chalk Painted Coffee Table @ DaisyMaeBelle

Chalk Painted Coffee Table @ DaisyMaeBelle

Smiled at Andy and Barney eating Aunt Bea’s terrible pickles.

Painted and Distressed Table @ DaisyMaeBelle

Enjoyed thoughts of a simple life in Mayberry.

Gray and Taupe Painted Table @ DaisyMaeBelle

And, wondered why in the world I am thinking about Andy Griffith?

Chalk Painted Coffee Table @ DaisyMaeBelle

And, then it occurred to me.

Chalk Painted Coffee Table @ DaisyMaeBelle

The name of the paint I am using is “Otis.”

Funny how our minds work.

Anybody got some moonshine?!

Now for the HOW-TO’S:

Otis is a color available at Southern Honey in Nashville.

The top is a mix of Graphite (Annie Sloan), Paris Grey (Annie Sloan) and Black (Valspar).

I waxed the top with dark wax and the bottom with clear.

Life to the full!



Under the Table and Dreaming

I Heart Naptime

The DIY Showoff

The Tablescaper

I Should Be Mopping the Floor

Nifty Thrifty Things

Flamingo Toes

Twigg Studios




Cowgirl Up

Mod Vintage Life

Between Naps on the Porch

Home Stories A to Z

A Stroll Thru Life

Uncommon Designs

Alderberry Hill

Project Inspir(ed)



Elizabeth and Company

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Cozy Little House

The Rustic Pig

A Diamond in the Stuff

Knick of Time

Clean and Scentsible




Savvy Southern Style

Someday Crafts

Beyond the Picket Fence

The 36th Avenue

Stone Gable



Imparting Grace

The Vintage Farmhouse

No Minimalist Here

The Charm of Home

From My Front Porch to Yours

The Shabby Creek Cottage



My Romantic Home

French Country Cottage

Tatertots and Jello

Miss Mustard Seed

Common Ground

The Shabby Nest

Liz Marie

Craftberry Bush

Jennifer Rizzo


Funky Junk Interiors

It’s Overflowing

Too Much Time




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  1. Your posts always make me smile…heck, they make me laugh out loud! Wasn’t Otis the drunk always getting thrown in the clinker?? Not sure, I just saw reruns.

    Love the table, great job as always!


  2. How great that coffee tables looks. You really did an outstanding job on it. I saw one at a dumpster and thought should I get that and I didn’t and now I am sorry after seeing yours.
    Have a great week.

  3. Yes, we actually do have moonshine. Our son makes Apple Pie moonshine that tastes like spiced tea….but with a kick! It even has a cinnamon stick in the Mason jar along with the ‘shine’. I love the combination of colors you used on the table. What do you think about the Southern Honey paint? My last several painting sessions have been with Maison Blanc magnolia (white).

  4. Love the table and the colours and the distressing. Love it all. good job. 🙂

  5. Gorgeous!! I love the colors, great job Melissa 🙂

    xo, Tanya

  6. great color combo. Otis does a mean coffee table!

  7. Love how you finished the top, great job. Body of table is very nice using that gray. You sure do kick out the projects gal. Glad you shared this c. table.
    Sometimes I wish I could afford Annie Sloan chalk paint (or one of other commercial chalk paints) but have a good time mixing up my concoctions I can afford. I like challenges. Maybe someday.
    Happy May Day

  8. well now, that’s just too fabulous!

  9. Love the coffee table and the contrast of colors! Hearing the color of the paint just made me laugh out loud! :O) Thanks for the reminders about the Andy Griffith Show, too…..good memories! There’s something to be said for the “simple life”, isn’t there?
    Always enjoy your posts,

  10. i really like this! great job

  11. This turned out great. Love the colors too.


  12. Your table looks great! Now you have me whistling the theme song!

  13. THIS is soooooo cute! I wonder if it’s going in your house! I just finished my dream coffee table for my living room, and it’s Old White with clear wax & I sanded down to see the black peer through on the edges. I can’t wait to put some candles on it!

  14. Wow! Gorgeous! Stopping by from Funky Junk Interiors Party Junk 185…

    Cher @ Designs by Studio C

  15. It looks gorgeous! Great job 🙂 I’m visiting from Get School Saturday.. hope you’ll stop by and say hello!

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries

  16. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! I absolutely love it! I popped over from I Heart Nap Time–thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  17. My neighbor had some moonshine that was passed on to him, which I then passed on as well. I was too chicken to lose half my liver!

    Love the table.

    Popping in from Oh, Mrs. Tucker!

  18. Gorgeous!

  19. Oh, may, this came out great! Do come link up this happiness with us at our party http://www.finecraftguild.com/party-65/ ! ~ Rose

  20. That turned out super cute. I especially love the effect on the top!

  21. What a great job, it is beautiful!

  22. Beautiful table! I love the dark top, too.
    I’m visiting you today from My Romantic Home. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesdays and would LOVE for you to add this. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
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    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

  23. That is one beautiful table Melissa!

  24. Love this, I think that I will change my and add the dark color on top. Looks great.

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  27. Your table looks great… But I was taken with your words of pickles (Aunt Bea’s must have been horrendous but Andy and Barney had to learn to love ’em), of Gomer chasing a U-turning Barney yelling “Citizens arrest, citizens arrest!”, and enjoying your thoughts of simpler times when things were done by hand as a craft and not as a computer generated cookie cutters… Paul Bunyan must have thought the same… All the while looking at the beautiful work you did on your table… Fantastic!

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