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Chalk Painted Curio Cabinet

Chalk Painted Curio Cabinet

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Do you have an old curio cabinet you were thinking of throwing out?  You may just want to rethink that when you see what I did with this one.  I have a feeling you are going to love this upcycled chalk painted curio cabinet.

I picked this curio up at the DI, a local thrift store.  The price had been marked down a few times making it the perfect project piece.  I always get a little bit excited when I find a piece no one wants that I can redo and bring back to life.

This curio cabinet is made out of cherry wood and the frame is in such great shape.  The glass and mirrors were all in tact….until I got to them.  Sometimes taking a hammer to glass is a great stress reliever…he he.  Ready to see the after?

Curio Cabinet Furniture Renovation

TADA!  Furniture renovation at it’s finest!  These curios always have such great transformations!

Upcycled Furniture, DIY Curio cabinet

Want to convert your own curio?  You can watch my complete tutorial here:


I painted this piece with Renaissance Chalk Paint in Tranquility, I love the softness of this color.  This was the first time I had used this kind of chalk paint.  I have experimented with many types of chalk paint and this paint is one of my new favorites.  The coverage is awesome and it goes on very smooth.


After I applied 2 coats of paint I used a soft clear wax to seal the piece.  I like to seal my pieces with a clear wax before I use a dark wax because it allows me to have more control of my dark wax.  If the dark wax goes on too dark in one spot I can use clear wax to remove it.  I don’t often use wax to seal my projects but I feel like it is durable enough for an accent piece.


Now for the inside, I painted the back white for some contrast and I added a white shelf in the middle for added storage.

DIY furniture Renovation, Chalk Painted Curio

These curios are the perfect storage cabinets, they have so much character and they don’t take up a lot of space.

You can see another one of my chalk painted curio cabinet’s furniture renovation here
DiY Furniture Painting, Upcycled Curio Cabinet




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  1. Nancy
    April 19, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Do you have a tutorial on how to add the beadboard? Thanks.

  2. alicia
    April 26, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Found you on a blog share and I love love this! We love chalk paint and this is simply stunning!


  3. Evija
    April 27, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Lovely makeover, you did a great job, so happy to have to featured this week on #OMHGWW! Have a great day x

  4. jaime
    May 27, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    My jaw dropped! No, honestly, it did. What an incredible and beautiful transformation. I want to gush like a teenage girl . . . but I’ll try to hold on to my dignity. Thank you so much for the idea for additional storage for small (or large) spaces. Well done.

  5. [email protected] Stroll Thru Life
    May 27, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    I love this idea. How genius and what fabulous storage.

  6. Christina Brewton
    February 5, 2017 at 7:15 am

    I love your posts……….! They are so clear and specific. Well you’re so creative. Thanks

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