Quick & Easy Furniture Revamp – Chalk Paint Before & After


We purchased a Bedroom furniture Set from a eBay Shop  (dressing table /chair and 2 x bedside tables) all in a French green color.  Since changing our bedroom color scheme I wanted to lighten up everything including the furniture so I decided to chalk paint everything…!

Although I have heard wonderful things about the Annie Sloan line of chalk paint, I thought I would try out another version of chalk paint from Rust-Oleum. The price was considerably less than the Annie Sloan brand, and the color options similar, so I decided to give this chalk paint a go, and I selected white chalk color.

I love using chalk paint since there is no real hard prep work and I don’t even bother sanding down the furniture just slap it on and sand down after if you are looking for a more vintage look!?  Do remember to apply the wax after to protect the furniture.

The photo below shows the tables with just one coat on, I eventually gave it another two coats.

Since changing the color I also wanted to change the knobs on the furniture and I found a great eBay shop (seller in our Shop my style page) who sells different variations of knobs in different colors. I purchased 14 knobs for £16!  Bargain!

To fit the knobs it’s so easy to do, just drill through the hole after removing the old knob and bolt tightly in the inside of the drawer.

The end result …. Ta Da!

Here are are some steps to cover when applying Chalk Paint…

Step 1: apply two or three coats of chalk paint with a paintbrush to get good, solid coverage.

Step 2: Sand down the brushstrokes.

Step 3: Use a foam roller to apply a final coat of paint. By only using the roller for the final coat, I minimized paint waste, but still got the nice, smooth finish I wanted. Now if you are able to achieve a smooth finish with just a brush alone – even better, but if not, then hopefully my experience will help you achieve your desired result!

Because chalk paint has a dull, matte finish, it is recommended that you apply a wax after the paint is completely dry.

Eleanor Ring

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