Phase 1: I sanded the finish to give the paint something to “stick” to.
Phase 2: I painted the whole table in a leftover light gray paint from another project.
Phase 3: Following the instructions on the chalkboard paint, I painted the top of the table.
And that’s it the whole project took two days due to allowing the chalkboard paint to cure for 24 hours. I think it turned out great, I don't know who likes it more my 4 year old son or my 27 year old fiance!