Need some new home decor and furniture ideas you can make yourself? Perhaps you have seen the popular trend for chalk paint furniture in designer stores, or you have seen some fabulous DIYs done with chalk paint. Chalk paint is one of my absolute products to use for furniture makeovers, as it is so forgiving and covers just about any type of surface. I have used in on old laminate pieces and beat up things from garage sales, and you would never ever know how they started out. So colorful, too, you can buy chalk paint in just about any color you wish. You can also make your own chalk paint – I found quite a few good recipes for chalk paint on Pinterest. You can then truly make any color you like, and also play with the thickness and finish a bit. My favorite version uses tile grout, but it is really personal preference. Annie Sloan and C. Lynn Harrison make great premixed versions in some really fabulous colors, and I also love keeping Websters Chalk Paint Powder in my garage so I can always mix up my own chalk paint with some existing color I have. You will want to also buy some creme wax finish to apply to your furniture, as this will allow you to take the important step of sealing your finished piece. There are brush on and rub on versions of thick cream wax made especially for your chalk paint DIY projects. Look for it in the paint store with the chalk paint or order it from the same company who makes your chalk paint ordered online.
Chalk Paint Furniture Ideas
1. Chalk Painted Nightstand Makeover
Check out this tutorial that shows you exactly how to use chalk paint to update an old nightstand. Really beautiful results and you do not need to be an expert crafter to try this yourself. Add some do it yourself furniture upgrades to your home by following the easy step by step tutorial.
2. Weathered Grey Cabinet
I just love the weathered look on this cabinet. Just by distressing them, you can add inject some cottage-style charm to any piece. This quick and easy project from Anastasia Vintage will surely give inspiration to any budding crafter like me.
3. Chalk Finish Paint Dresser
This DIY version of chalk-finish paint can be antiqued or distressed and tinted in your choice of colors. It has worked very well in this gorgeous cabinet. To paint this dresser, they used chalk-finish paint to give the entire piece one coat. After the drawer fronts dried, they added a surface coat of a contrasting color using a light brushstroke so the base color shows through. Lowe’s has the complete details so you can replicate this DIY project.
4. Chalk Painted Fabric Chair
Using paint to makeover a chair is such an easy and quick way to personalize your furniture to match your unique style. Why spend hours shopping for the “perfect piece” only to end up settling, when you can create an original design that’s exactly what you want? And with some chalk paint, you can definitely create some magic.
5. Modern Periwinkle Blue Dresser
I love this dresser! This Modern Periwinkle Blue Dresser is so clever and I am so inspired. I have a worn out dresser in my garage I got at a 2nd hand store that I am going to chalk paint this weekend. Thanks to this DIY project tutorial, I can go ahead and get started.
6. Annie Sloan Chalk Painted Bed
Wow, this Annie Sloan Chalk Painted Bed is really beautiful! I love the texture and work with chalk paint. The finish and quality obtained by chalk paint and wax can never be compared with any other material. I just love how pretty this makeover turned out.
7. Chalk Paint Ombre Dresser
What a cute idea! Painting is out of my comfort zone. But with the simple tutorial from Project Nursery, I suddenly got inspired. The results were pretty fabulous. I’ll add this in my next to do to list and try to make one cool like this.
8. DIY Chalk Painted Bench Coffee table
I couldn’t believe this DIY project only costs $25 in lumber. Such an easy and inexpensive project and I’m loving the finishing technique. This would be perfect in any living room. To snag the details, head on over to Shanty 2 Chic for a full step-by-step tutorial for you to follow along with.
9. Mid Century Modern Chairs
Iconic midcentury furniture is known for its high-quality construction, the use of beautiful woods and great modern design. And this DIY from Annie Sloan is just what I needed to achieve this style. I have old school chairs with “kind-of” the same design and want to use this idea to update them. They really are a perfect look around at the table.
10. Chalk Painted Kitchen Dish Towel Rack
What a dainty cute little project for the kitchen! The green and blue colors look so perfect together. This might be the greatest towel rack I have ever seen. The way chalk paint sticks to most anything, it’s just the perfect craft material. I adore this and can’t wait to try.
11. Round Wooden Center Table
12. Yellow Chalk Paint Dresser
13. Chalk Painted Tall Nautical Dresser
14. Color Inside Out Cabinet
15. Chalk Painted Basket
16. Chalk Painted Bed Frame
17. Napoleonic Blue White Framed Drawers
18. Chalk Paint Dipped Chair
19. Peacock Blue Antique Dresser
20. Grey Washed Chalk Paint Dresser
21. Frenchy Hutch
22. Chalk Paint Farmhouse Coffee Table
23. NYC Subway Sign Dresser
24. Faux Card Catalog
25. Colorful Chalk Painted Chairs
26. Rustic Dining Table Finish
27. Stenciled Coffee Table
28. Red Antique Wash Stand
29. Chalk Painted Coffee and Side Table
30. Emperor’s Silk Console
31. Purple and Mint Chalkpaint Drawers
32. Verdigris Antique Door
33. Duck Egg Blue Coffee Table Bench
34.Chalk Painted Green Headboard and Bed Frame
35. Paris Gray Chalk Paint Headboard
36. Chalk Paint Front Door
37. Chalk Paint Kitchen Cabinets
38. Chalk Painted Pie Safe
39. Chalk Painted Vintage Clock
40. Chalk Paint Gray Crib