I picked up this pine coffee table at a garage sale. As I was working on it, I wasn't liking the way it was coming out! Ever feel that way? I feel like some of my best pieces start out that way! I started by painting the top with General Finishes Stain Blocker because of the knots in the pine. I then proceeded with painting the entire piece in my own homemade white chalk paint mixed with a bit of grey to tone down the white. I applied my own mix of blue chalk paint to the top.. but of course, that wasn't enough for me. I couldn't stop there! After the top coat was dry, I added bits of grey, blue, white, and dark blue gel stain on top of the blue paint... creating a streaky but beautiful creative finish to the top. I dry brushed some white paint tinted grey to the sides and legs... Why stop there? I distressed it heavily. It needs to look worn and beachy right? For me, sometimes distressing a piece makes it come alive and that's exactly what was happening! It was sealed in wax on the bottom and multiple coats of wipe on poly on top. This coffee table ended up being one of my favorite pieces I have created to date.