I will tell you that the only thing I can paint well are walls, and I do a very good job at it. But that's it. I've tried painting furniture before with not much success. I spent one entire summer stripping layers of paint off of a very old plant stand, and when it came to putting a new finish on it, I handed it over to Mark. But I thought that chalk paint would be just the ticket for me to get into a little furniture painting. After all, there was no sanding involved! Yay! With just the project in mind, I purchased a can of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and a can of finishing wax.
I bought a funny little table for $15 at an auction and had been using it in my craft room. It had flip-up leaves (I think that's what you call them), and when these are flipped up, it turns into a round table. Cute, you say? Well, yes, but totally impractical. Just put a heavy object on one of the leaves and the whole thing falls over.
A strange thing happened when I flipped the table over and started to paint the top. One portion resisted the paint.
Would I use it again? Yes. In fact, I have a divided wood frame that I will be painting. I'm looking forward to this much smaller project!