These are some of the projects I have been painting with chalk paint, including this jewellery box which I have in an earlier Blog.
This Mirror I have had for a very long time. It was cream and gold and I wanted to give it a makeover with white and gold. Pushing the gold into the carved wood frame. and wiping with a damp cloth to give it look I wanted. Finishing with a clear wax.
I bought this glass Vase from an Op shop. I knew it needed painting to bring out the texture of the grains that make it look like its wood. Firstly I painted a grey chalk paint with the white over top to create a weathered wood look. I sanded lightly to bring through the grey colour on the textured areas. The vase was then waxed to protect the paint and give it a smooth feel. I love the look of the texture it brings.
I found this shelf in the inorganic collection on the side of the road. It was pretty shabby! I saw the potential for it to be painted and sanded to give a shabby-chic look. Perfect for my candles and shells in the bathroom for my coastal beach style.
These are my husbands little Drawers. They were stained very dark brown. They were lost on the desk being such a dark colour. I was on a mission to re-vamp them with my trusty white chalk paint! I sanded the edges to give a distressed and aged look, waxed and buffed to smooth and protect the new paint. Wow what a difference paint can do.
Ceramic drawers jewellery box. I bought these online for $50 for my daughters birthday present. She didn't want them when she moved into her first home. So she gave them back to me. They were a metallic silver and did not go with the ceramic drawers. They had been sitting there for so long until I realised they would look so much nicer if I painted them white. After three coats of Chalk paint and a wax they look heaps better, the white makes the little drawers pop!
I was given this pine and glass coffee table from my old neighbour when he moved away. So with the homemade white chalk paint I give it a new lease of life. This is the after photo and I must say I was impressed with how it came out. The clear wax just finished it with a nice shine. I sold this table as had no room for it.
Here is my painted rug blog. It was an ugly brown rug which did not go with my grey and white theme in the house. I saw a rug been up-cycled on a blog and decided to give it a try. Just using painters tape and making my own chalk paint it was a breeze. The best result so far.
I got given these brown vases. They had a good shape but the colour was dark and they were looking tired and old. I almost got rid of them. But decided to try to paint them, with my favorite grey and white chalk paints. After I waxed them, it made them come up much better and buffed to a shine.
I got this bowl for my 30th birthday..long time ago now. But it was painted yellow with the gold trim on the top. I liked the gold but not the yellow. So kept the gold trim and painted white chalk paint on the inside and grey chalk paint paint on the outside to give a contrast and it come out nicer than expected. I use it for some of my earrings.
These Coasters were from a friend she bought them from South Africa after going home for a visit. They were really different, which I liked. But I wanted the natural Jute fibres to be the Aqua blue colours in my Coastal beach theme in my living room. I taped up the beads and mixed some colours up to make this aqua blue to go with the blue in the coasters. Turned out great.
This is a piece of wood made into a note board which was left here at our house when we bought it. I decided to paint it and give it a bit of a distressed look. It is for people to write you notes if your not home to let you know they popped by. Too cute!
Here is a little stool which is very old. So to make it look newer I gave it the white chalk treatment to bring out the wood grains.
Using an ugly terracotta pot I used grey chalk paint and dry brushed over the top with the white to finish it giving a soft dappled look.