Chalk paint - have you heard of it yet? It's all the rage in England or so I hear. You may have heard of the British brand Annie Sloan or perhaps the All American CeCe Caldwell's. And then there's plenty of recipe's on how to make your own. Using this technique requires no prep work. After painting however the piece should be waxed. Here's a vintage sewing cabinet (with its removable thread drawer still intact!) that I treated with homemade chalk paint and finished with a coat of wax. It's a great little size and color. I'm looking forward to experimenting more with this process.