Chalk Painting Furniture
Updating a piece of furniture that you already have or you stumble across at a “treasure” store is the easiest, most cost effective way to add beauty and uniqueness to your home. Furniture is expensive! Look around your house to see what you already have- or is there a great piece at a resale store that you can make beautiful? I’m going to show you a few examples of some furniture pieces that I have chalk painted for our home and hopefully inspire you to do the same.
Light and Bright White
You won’t believe what this dresser looked like before!
It was dirty, dark and worn. It also had a thick gooey coating on the top. It was $22 and had a sign on it that said “as is” ( this means ” this is a piece of junk lady why are you buying it?”). But those are the good pieces to snag because with a little work, you can make them beautiful! I stripped the yucky top and restained it, then painted the bottom of the dresser. I love how the paint makes all those curves and details pop!
This next piece was a typical brown, outdated hutch. A Craigslist score for $75. A few coats of white chalk paint and voila! It’s a beautiful display piece in our living room!
Dark and Lovely
Did you know you can mix chalk paint? Yes, you can! Mix them to get the shade you are envisioning or add water to make it a little transparent! Here are a few pieces that I have painted using blue and black chalk paint.
Can you believe I rescued this piece from the side of the road??? Complete with bumper stickers and scratches galore!
My grandmother’s dresser in Brady’s room.
One of the first pieces I painted- a secretary that I use to display my china in the dining room.
A little dresser for our dressing room. Look at all those pretty details!
This was what she looked like before!
A classic buffet- this weighs a ton! All the scratches and the dull finish disappear with a fresh coat of paint! Look at those curves!
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Follow me as I transform this next piece into a pretty pink statement piece for our daughter’s room…
Look beyond the well-worn finish and all the bumps and dings from years of being a well-loved piece. Do you see the same details on this little miss as the $22 dresser I mentioned above??? This sweet thing was $40 at a resale store and she even has the key to the mirrored doors!!!! I’ll show you the supplies you need and give you the step by step directions to create a gorgeous piece of furniture for your house! Stay tuned!
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