Friday, February 17, 2012

My First Chalk Paint Project

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

Happy Weekend!!



  1. Wow, this turned out beautifully! I love the color!

  2. The wall and the chest look GREAT!! I'm in love.

  3. Super charming~ thanks for sharing it at Feathered Nest Friday!

  4. So pretty! What paint color did you use? Did you make your own chalk paint? I'm on the hunt! I'm your newest follower and would love a return follow. I'd love it if you linked up to my party:

    Hope to see you there!

  5. isn't it amazing how everything can be painted so easily? Very nicely done - great hardware too.

  6. Very nice work in the painted cabinet. The entire grouping looks great! I'm a new follower. I invite you to follow me on GFC & Linky :)

  7. Love the color you chose to paint it and love the wall...great job on it!
    I'm following you on Linky Followers and GFC, hope you do the same!


  8. Stopping by from Nifty Thrifty. I really love the color you choose, it is so pretty. Your grouping is very pretty. What's on the wall behind? It looks cool and adds to the character of the room. My fingers are crossed that you will share this at Sunday's Best going on now.

  9. Love the plank wall, I have one too ;-) and I love the color of the table.

  10. Love the cabinet and the plank wall, the whole look is great - I really love the colouring. Found you at My 1929 Charmer and now following.
    Thanks Fiona

  11. Very nice. I love the wall.


  12. Wanted to stop by and thank you for linking up at Sunday's Best. Your cabinet is so beautiful, and you already know how much I like the plank wall. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best! PS - following you on Linky - hope you follow back.

  13. I love how this turned out! What color did you use?

  14. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!
    ---Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts

  15. Love how this turned out I'm featuring it on scrappy saturdays tomorrow!

  16. Surprising for you to create elegance to its finest.



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