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  1. Hi, I know that I’m a little late reading your post😂, but I love it! Did you paint the legs as well? Thanks

  2. I love the look of this table! I know this was posted a few years ago now and I’m curious how it has held up for you?

  3. Antoinette says:

    What about a glass of water with moisture sitting on top of the table top for half hour

    1. That will leave a mark on most wood or painted surfaces. I’m sure there are some simple solutions for removing water stains, though!

  4. Marlene Gianvecchio says:

    I need some input on painting a metal table. It has a glass top an gold metal legs an trim. I want to do it silver, but not sure if I should sand it an what kind of paint to use. Thank you

    1. Hi, Marlene – Generally with metal furniture I suggest you use spray paint. If it has peeling paint on it, I’d use a paint stripper to remove it, but if it doesn’t you can just lightly sand to scuff up the surface.

  5. Debra Hall says:

    Can you tell me did you sand after th final coat of milk paint and before the chalked top coat?

    1. Hi Debra! Normally I do, but I didn’t with this paint – since it has such a matte, chalky finish and I wasn’t looking for a distressed finish, I left it alone.

  6. Noelle Bender says:

    Thanks for posting this! I was sooo afraid to paint my kitchen table but it was either that or pay big bucks for a new set. I used the eclipse milk paint and it was so easy and I love the finished product!! I love the brush strokes and how the wood shows through! Now I have the courage to do the chairs too! Thanks again!

    1. Noelle, I’m SO glad to hear you love it! Comments like this always make my day – thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Carrie wamstad says:

    Excellent presentation on clalk paint, thank you for the information. I look forward to playing with chalk paint on the near future.

  8. Nice job! Your table looks great and fits your criteria!

  9. I’m so excited to try this on our dining room table as well! Trying to decide if I should try it on my daughters dresser as well or go with the chalkpaint. Thanks for the info and tutorial. I’m excited to try so hopefully I won’t have to cover it with a tablecloth anymore!

    1. Hope it works well for you! I really love the texture of this paint!

  10. Hi!

    How has the finish of your table held up in the first month?


    1. Beautifully! We’ve had our fair share of spills (even a few that were forgotten for a few hours), crumbs, and other general life insanity and we have had absolutely no issues with it. I just use an all-purpose cleaning spray to wipe it down and it still looks great so far!

      1. Jessie Slaughter says:

        Can you share what you use to clean the table top after use?

        1. I use just water to clean my table most of hte time, but when it needs a deeper clean I just use any gentle spray cleaner

  11. This is exactly what I was looking for! Your table turned out amazing and I’m now convinced painting my table black is the way to go!

    I just found your blog and I’m hooked! The farmhouse style is getting a little worn out so your style is refreshing and just what I was looking for.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Lisa!! So glad the tutorial is helpful!

  12. Your table looks gorgeous! That color is perfect and I have to say, I’m in love with your chairs! Thanks so much for sharing your makeover with us at Merry Monday this week!

  13. I don’t love chalk or milk paint, but I do love how this table turned out! Black was definitely the way to go!

    1. Thanks so much, Kala!

  14. Love this! I’ve been thinking about painting our farmhouse table black.

    Question – does the protective coat make it wipeable? That’s one of my reservations with painting a dining room table.

    1. Hi Jilli – I actually just painted it this week so I haven’t had a ton of time to let it get super dirty yet. That being said, we have eaten a few meals on it and I’ve had no problems wiping it down afterwards! I’ll have to do an update in a few months to let y’all know how it’s holding up – it sees a LOT of use on a day-to-day basis, so we’ll definitely be putting it through a solid test!