I found this great table a while back at an estate sale. It was a solid piece but had been painted yellow. I like yellow; in fact, I recently painted my front door yellow but this is a pretty piece and I thought it could speak for itself without the color screaming!
The finish was worn in places, peeling in others, the veneer was lifting and it was grungy - the yellow was much brighter than it shows in the photo.
It was sanded, cleaned and the peeling veneer was removed from the top. Then it was painted with chalk paint made from a Behr mistint sample in medium gray/blue and My Savvy Sister Chalk Paint Dust.
I've made chalk paint using unsanded grout; it's less expensive but I wasn't happy with the results when using a dark paint. If I sanded the painted finish, white specks of the unsanded grout showed up in the finish, which I definitely wasn't happy with. I've not had this problem using the product from My Savvy Sister Chalk Paint Dust and I've been very happy with the product. Unfortunately I do have to order it online as I haven't found a local dealer.
Here's the rehabbed table - could also be used as a desk or entryway table.
Hardware was replaced with single knobs found at Hobby Lobby.