CeCe Caldwell Paint Distressed Table


#CeceCaldwell Chalk and Clay Paint #DIY  Table Makeover @savedbyloves @cececaldwell

I am pumped about CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk and Clay Paint, which I had the chance to try out in a recent class.  My friend Beckie at Infarrantly Creative hosted the session for some local bloggers to learn about the product.  The lovely ladies of Bungalow 47, Chantelle and Jill, came to Indiana and spent the day educating us on this amazing, completely natural, earth/people friendly paint.

Bungalow 47

I have not worked with anything like this before, and now I am a full fledged CeCe junkie.  Being an instant gratification, “spray paint it and move” on kinda DIY-er, I was elated to find this paint requires little prep.  Not only that, but no experience is necessary to create a beautiful piece.  Count me in.


#CeceCaldwell Chalk and Clay Paint #DIY Table Makeover @bungalow47 @savedbyloves @cececaldwell

Here is how I turned a beat up $5 flea market find into a distressed, chippy table that I proudly displayed in our guest room.


CeCe Caldwell Chalk and Clay Paint; Traverse City Cherry and Seattle Mist

CeCe Caldwell Clear Wax and Wax Brush

Furniture to paint

Drop cloth or plastic

Good paint brush

Clean rags

Sandpaper or sanding block


#CeceCaldwell Chalk and Clay Paint #DIY  Table Makeover @savedbyloves @cececaldwell

Apply wax in a section at a time, wiping away excess before moving to the next section.  This is my first time with wax, so I have nothing to compare it to, but it was simple to apply.  I purchase the wax brush for $18 and love it.  You can tell with clarity where you have wax, since the paint turns much darker when it is applied.  That way you won’t miss an area.  I let my table dry overnight, then buffed with a dry towel for shine.  To clean, just wipe with dry cloth after table cures.  Takes one month to completely cure, so don’t run a sprinkler near it or put it outside in the rain until then!

I absolutely love the chippiness and texture of my finished piece.  This was super easy to achieve.

#CeceCaldwell Chalk and Clay Paint #DIY  Table Makeover @savedbyloves @cececaldwell

#CeceCaldwell Chalk and Clay Paint #DIY  Table Makeover @savedbyloves @cececaldwell

 #CeceCaldwell Chalk and Clay Paint #DIY  Table Makeover @savedbyloves @cececaldwell

Not bad for a $5 table, CeCe Caldwell supplies (thank you, Bungalow 47) and an afternoon’s work.  You will be seeing much more of this product around here.


  1. Love it Johnnie, it turned out awesome! I am so glad you made it to the event! I need to find baskets for my little guy and I will be posting soon!

  2. Your table turned out so great!!!! And your post… what a great tutorial. I can’t wait to share this with the WORLD! Our customer’s here at Bungalow 47 are really going to love your post too, they are always asking “how to” questions and this will be a great place to send them for tips.


  3. The table is very cute! Awesome post. Sorry I missed the bulk of it. From chatting with Chantelle and Jill it sounds like it was a great day! Glad I got the chance to meet you for a brief moment!

    • SavedByLoveCreations says:

      Thank you Kellie. I am glad we got to cross paths, even if briefly. I know where to go if I am ever in your neighborhood!

  4. I can’t wait to do the bedroom furniture! I love it. Cream would be great1

  5. The table looks great, what an awesome post! We had so much fun with you girls! Isn’t it fun to transform something so quickly? LOVE IT! Can’t wait to see what you will do next!

  6. Thanks for sharing your awesome project. Jill at Bungalow 47 helped me select CeCe paint for a big project. I will be using Young Wheat and Smoky Mountain. Looking forward to updating a vintage buffet.

  7. OMGoodness…how I love this table makeover! I can’t stand it till I try this color combo. Great tutorial:)

  8. Johnnie, it sounds as if it was a fun day. Chantelle and Jill are so much fun and greats instructors. I am glad you got to meet Kellie, as well. You tutorial was great and I love you table. Thank you so much for the kind words about our products.
    Have fun painting!

    • SavedByLoveCreations says:

      Thanks for stopping by, CeCe! I had a blast with your amazing paint. Can’t wait to do more with it. I already have several projects in mind!

  9. Wow! It sounds like you had a lot of fun! Love the table! I have one just like it I wasn’t going to paint, it is wobbly and has a lot of loose paint on it. After seeing your table I just might rescue it. Love those CeCe Caldwell colors!!

  10. Katherine says:

    Hi! I want to refinish 2 dressers using CeCe Caldwell paints. They are both stained wood now. Do you have to paint with 2 different colors? I want the wood to show through in my distressing so should I just paint it with one color? Thanks!

    • SavedByLoveCreations says:

      Great Question Katherine! You totally don’t need 2 colors, especially if the stained wood is the color you want to show through when you distress the top coat. You just saved yourself a step! We would love to see your dressers when you finish!


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