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Chalk Paint Furniture Inspiration


Article by Kate Baxendale

Photography by Stock Images + Provided

Shabby chic/farmhouse-style furniture is a popular way to give antique or outdated furniture a fresh look. A little chalk paint can go a long way in transforming old furniture into modern pieces with a vintage vibe. Below, check out these stunning before-and-after furniture makeovers to inspire your next DIY project.

Amazing Dining Room Buffet Makeover

Dori from This Full Life Five found this buffet table on Facebook Marketplace for a steal. She and her husband stained the top a beautiful dark color then used white chalk paint for the rest of the piece. They distressed the corners and decorative details, added new hardware and ended up with a beautiful buffet table for their dining room.

DIY Chalk Paint Cabinet Makeover

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Dori from Dans le Lakehouse did a quick and dirty makeover of this chest of drawers for her craft room. She used a dusty blue color that comes in a spray can for an easy DIY project.

Layering Chalk Paint: Empire Dresser Makeover

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Denise of Salvaged Inspirations layered three different colors of chalk paint to achieve the rich jewel-tone green on this vintage empire dresser she found at an estate sale. She used black wax around the edges of the dresser and drawers to add depth and definition and added antique brass hardware that she salvaged from another dresser.

Modern Painted Night Stands with Country Chic Paint

Carrie of Thirty Eighth Street took these nightstands from drab to fab with a bold midnight blue shade. She also removed the lower cabinet doors to create open shelving.

Coastal Blue Side Table Makeover

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Meredith of Unoriginal Mom found this table on Craigslist for $40. After repairing a crack in one of the legs, she painted the table a serene pale blue for a beachy vibe in her parents' living room.