Before (just the wall with wall paper)
This piece of furniture used to be black and I didn't actually hate it black, but we had to put it in storage and between all the moving it got all banged up.
It isn't actually wood, it just has a vaneer on it so I was not sure how to make it look good again.
When I heard that chalk paint would adhere to it with no sanding or priming I got the paint brush and went to town! I loved how easy chalk paint was to work with! Once it was painted I sanded some areas, and then I used a glaze to distress it. After everything was dry I used Annie Sloan's soft wax and buffed it. I couldn't be happier with the final product!
As for the wall itself. The wall paper didn't come down to great, it left some residue behind. I have always wanted an exposed plank wall.... so rather than sand it like a mad women I created a planked wall. I actually just used hard board and ripped it down to 5 inch strips. For the whole wall I believe it only cost me $20 and some paint!
For Tutorials on these 2 projects click here