Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My First Chalk Paint Furniture Projects

I recently wrote about all the great things I found at the yard sales during The Cotton Pickin' Fair.
(You can see all the stuff I got here).
I found a few pieces of furniture at great prices!
I got a ladder back chair for $10. Sorry, but I don't have a close up of the "before." The chair was in great shape but it was a little dark. I brightened it up with ASCP in Old Ocre. I left the seat untouched. I distressed it and on each of the slats across the back, I added crowns.




I added the crowns by printing out the design, then placing the printed side down on the painted wood, and then rubbing the back of the paper with a pencil. It transfers beautifully and has an aged look.


I found this table for $5.



I know it's not the most attractive table, but a fresh coat of paint can work wonders...
I painted the table with the Old Ocre and did a stencil design on the top in a light blue.




 I finished it off with a coat of wax that I added a little brown paint to.







Ahh, much better...


Overall, I am pleased with the chalk paint. The best part is not having to sand or prime. 
I'm impatient and lazy and want to get right down to the fun part!

28 comments:

  1. I love the pattern on top! This turned out great!

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  2. so cute! the pattern really makes it charming!

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  3. These look fabulous! Love the stencil you chose for the end table.

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  4. wow your projects look great..what a transformation nice to see the before and after photos...
    Gail x

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  5. ha! for 5 bucks, that table is awesome! great redo! i finished the cousin to this many times b/c i couldn't get it "just right". finally, i had to walk away. check it out under my post "can YOU leave well enough alone?" and let me know what you think!

    amy

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  6. Love it! The crowns are the icing!

    ♥Linsey
    http://farmhouseporch.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love that table. You are right, a coat of paint makes all the difference.

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  8. I too love the chalk paint! Love what you did on these pieces -- your crowns and the stenciling really add the finishing touch to these!

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  9. Don't you just love the chalk paint? Fantastic job on both! Thank you for the visit and the sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world. Hope you have a grand evening! Toodles, Kathryn

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  10. Love the little crowns on the chair! What a great and very cheap idea to add an embellishment to furniture. So going to try this. Visiting from Primp. ps I have a linky party that starts on Friday and runs through the weekend, I would love if you stopped by to link up.

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  11. I just purchased my first chalk paint this past weekend. I am making myself finish some birthday party projects for my son before I jump in and use the paint. I can't wait...you make me want to pull it out and paint right now!

    I LOVE the crowns on the back of the chair!

    Heidi@HomemadeBeautiesByHeidi

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  12. I have never heard of using chalk paint for furniture before. That's kind of cool- even cooler that you didn't have to sand it at all.

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  13. Great makeover! :)
    DE
    http://whiteserenade.blogspot.com/

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  14. My chalk paint has been shipped...and I can't wait for my first painting project using it! LOVE your fabulous $5.00 table!! It turned out so sweet - the stencil gives this piece so much personality. :)

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  15. I just love chalk paint...your projects came out great. I'm actually running out and need to order more.
    Marianne :)

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  16. I love the chair and your table looks awesome.
    Stopping by from the Creative Bloggers party hop.
    Hope you stop by for a visit.

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  17. I so agree! I'm obsessed with ASCP! I'll never use anything else on my projects now. :) Your projects turned out so sweetly French! Love them!

    xoox laurie

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  18. You transformed the boring and dated into super cute and current! love the touches... great job!

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  19. Oh wow, talk about giving something old life again! Great job! I love the whole look you created! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share! Happy to have you!

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  20. Fabulous! I love chalk paint. Thanks for the great tip on transferring the image too! Visiting from Sunday Showcase.

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  21. Love the chair & table! The chalk paint really brightened the pieces up and the stenciling added the perfect touch! New follower via Sassy Sites!

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  22. They look fabulous! You did a great job restoring them and bringing out their beauty. Love it.

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  23. They turned out SO wonderful.. :))
    ps: please share this awesome project via my Pin'Inspirational party tomorrow..TY

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  24. They turned out fab! thanks for sharing! Have a lovely weekend...

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

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  25. You really transformed that table nicely. It looks very fashionable and cool. Nice job.

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  26. Thank you for sharing this interesting and informative article, painting with airless spray gun will be faster and more interesting!


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