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My First Chalk Paint Project

My First Chalk Paint Project

Furniture
Before (just the wall with wall paper)
After

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!!
Brooke

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18 Comments

  1. Kim
    February 17, 2012 at 6:50 pm
    Reply

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

  2. Heidi
    February 17, 2012 at 10:38 pm
    Reply

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

  3. Sarah
    February 17, 2012 at 10:51 pm
    Reply

    Great job!! I LOVE chalk paint too!! -Sarah

  4. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage
    February 17, 2012 at 11:16 pm
    Reply

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

  5. Meg
    February 18, 2012 at 2:54 am
    Reply

    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: http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/02/show-off-saturday-2.html

    Hope to see you there!

  6. Mr. [email protected]
    February 18, 2012 at 7:25 am
    Reply

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

  7. SweetPepperRose
    February 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm
    Reply

    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 🙂
    JoAnn
    sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

  8. Something Nice and Pretty
    February 18, 2012 at 9:58 pm
    Reply

    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!

    Rondell

  9. Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer
    February 20, 2012 at 1:29 am
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    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.

  10. Rachael
    February 21, 2012 at 6:15 pm
    Reply

    Love the plank wall, I have one too 😉 and I love the color of the table.

  11. fiona anderson
    February 21, 2012 at 11:23 pm
    Reply

    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 @justpaintitwhite.blogspot.com

  12. Tranae
    February 21, 2012 at 11:32 pm
    Reply

    Very nice. I love the wall.

    Tranae
    http://www.becomingfab.com

  13. Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer
    February 22, 2012 at 5:03 am
    Reply

    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.

  14. Cherished Bliss
    February 22, 2012 at 8:16 pm
    Reply

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

  15. Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts
    February 23, 2012 at 1:09 am
    Reply

    Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – you were featured today!
    —Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts

  16. Cyndi ✪ Blue Star
    February 23, 2012 at 3:46 am
    Reply

    Lovely! I found you at Nutmeg Place!

  17. Candace @ Candace Creations
    February 25, 2012 at 1:11 am
    Reply

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

  18. ruzzel01
    March 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    Reply

    Surprising for you to create elegance to its finest.
    painter

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