I chose a creamy white. I mixed some plaster of paris into a Behr paint/primer & poured it thru one of those nylon bags to get the clumps out. A little tip my painter friend taught me, works pretty well. I painted on two coats & loved how it covered. I have used the Annie Sloan chalk paint before & I have to say this covered just as well as hers did. It still felt alittle gritty but after a quick sanding it was just as smooth & chalky feeling as the real thing.
I decided to marble the top, so I gave the top two coats of a glossy black & did a grey & white veining. This part was very challenging due to the weather here in Michigan. We had a nice warm spell that allowed me to get the base coats painted but as soon as I was ready to do the fun part the weather turned cold & I was faced with trying to marble the top in cold & windy temps that makes it difficult to use glaze. Here is how the top finally came out.
I ended up bringing it into my living room to do the coats of varnish on the top. I used a black glaze on the beautiful details to make them pop, distressed a bit, then I applied two coats of clear wax & buffed.
I just love how it came out. Couldn't you just see this in a dining room or the guest bedroom? I have this for sale at Sassy Fabrics (V Trading) in Grand Blanc, MI.