Today, I want share with you a few of the chalk painted furniture pieces I’ve been working on for my new shop at Miles of Art. I hope you’ll be inspired. I’ve tried so many different chalk paints- from my favorite DIY recipe to Annie Sloan, and several others in between. I’ve used polyacrylic sealer, Minwax sealer, and Daddy Vans wax. The only thing I haven’t tried yet is the Annie Sloan brand wax.
Mid Century Modern table
I love the look of classic mid century pieces. Unfortunately, this little guy had seen better days. It was given to me by a friend. It already had what looked like a semi-paint job, and some peeling veneer on the top. I repaired the veneer with a bit of wood filler and a good sanding.
Then, I painted this great little table with aqua DIY chalk paint, silver spray paint for the legs, and Mod Podged the top with wrapping paper. Sealed with polyacrylic.
Roll Top Desk
I found this little beauty at a yard sale for just a few dollars. This roll top desk was originally $10 but I talked her down a bit (although $10 was a good deal itself) It was missing a foot, and a knob, and just needed some general TLC.
I painted this lovely lady with Annie Sloan old white chalk paint, and sealed it with Minwax. I hand distressed it, and added new hardware.
So, this piece has an interesting story. I was dropping my oldest two boys off at a friends house for a swimming party, and noticed it was by the curb at one of the neighbors homes. I immediately called my friend to see if the neighbors were indeed throwing it out and she said yes! She sent all the boys over to pick it up and carry it back to her house so I could get it when I picked up the kids.
This sucker is heavy, and laminate, and someone had already tried to give it a paint job with little success. Of course, chalk paint will cover just about anything, so I knew my brand new can of Annie Sloan duck egg blue would be a great solution.
I needed a display cabinet for my shop, so I removed all the doors, painted it blue. Then, I attached a cute little bunting I made out of scrapbook paper. I actually decided not to seal it with anything for now, because I don’t mind if it gets a bit distressed.
It’s perfect now as a display in my shop.
I love the results! It actually sold within the first 48 hours I had it in my shop.
I hope that this has inspired you to give new life to an old piece as well!