I knew as soon as I bought my little round table last weekend that I was going to paint it. It was that ugly yellow-ish tinted wood stain and really wasn't going to go with my dark hardwood floors in the new house. But painting it would mean sanding, right? Not with chalk paint! I discovered chalk paint on Pinterest. Apparently you can buy some uber-expensive brand of chalk paint from specialty paint stores and basically it allows you to paint any furniture without having to sand first. I was all for that except that chalk paint is expensive, so I found a recipe to make my own by mixing 1.5 cups of paint, half a cup of plaster of paris, and half a cup of water. Only when I mixed it I didn't double check and my first batch I used a full cup of plaster of paris. Don't do that. It's really thick and lumpy and you keep having to add water to the paint in your can to keep it liquid. I figured out my mistake only after I finished painting the table. I'm saving you the trouble.
Before picture of the table, in case you forgot what it looked like from my previous post: