One full coat and a quick light second coat is all it took. Chalkboard paint dries super fast! I started with the legs, and by the time I’d gone all the way around, the legs were already dry.
Once it looked like I wanted it to, I went over the edges (only) with the Mod Podge spray to seal it. If you’re doing this, make sure not to spray too closely, because it’ll blow the chalk right off (I learned the hard way). The spray can should be a good 12 inches from your project.
If you focus just on just spraying the edges directly over the chalk, your kids (or you!) will still be able to doodle on the table without smearing or smudging the chalked edges. I figured I can always paint over the chalk lines if the kids want a different design and let them ‘decorate’ it, sealing it again with the Mod Podge at any time.
Two dvr’d episodes of The High Low Project later (I love Sabrina Soto), my kid’s had a new and fun side table!
Loving it flanking the TV along with the file cabinet in
I love chalkboard paint and have used it in other projects like the dinette I turned kid’s game table, and more!
Have you tried it yet?