I found some tutorials on how to use chalk paint and I was sold. I didn't have to break out the sand paper, I just needed some time, a cool color of paint, a wax, a couple of brushes and a couple of cotton rags. I also updated the brass drawer pulls with silver rub which was a nice plus because I had never seen silver rub before and I love it.
I did some research and I found out you can spend a lot on chalk paint. I did not want to buy a lot of this paint because I don't have any other paint projects other than this one table. I ended up getting an 8 oz. bottle of Folk Art chalk paint at JoAnn's for $7.99 in the color of Spanish Moss. There was plenty of paint in that small bottle to do two coats on this end table and I still have some left. One thing I would say is that I used a sponge brush to apply this and I think I would have done better with a bristle brush.
The wax I bought for this project was liquid because that was all the store had, but I originally saw a paste wax in the tutorial and I think I would have liked to use the paste better. The wax I bought was made by Folk Art and it was labeled clear wax. The wax went on with a brush, you let it dry and then you buff it up. I bought 8 oz. of liquid wax for $7.99 and I have lots of wax left over. I bought the silver rub on Amazon and a small tube (.5 oz) was $6.21 with free shipping.
This was a super fun project and for less than $25.00 I have a pretty table in my bedroom.