Chalk Paint Furniture Ideas | 29+ Before and Afters To Inspire You
Do you love finding old furniture pieces at thrift stores and dreaming up makeovers? Check out these chalk paint furniture ideas. I’m including 29 incredible before and afters to inspire you!
It’s Saturday morning and you’ve got a big Thermos of warm coffee and you’re driving around town hitting all the yard sales – snagging old furniture pieces left and right that are just dying for chalk paint makeovers. You may even run by a thrift store or two a find some pieces that are perfect for a thrift store makeover.
Ah…. that is a happy place, right friends??
There is something SO therapeutic about transforming old furniture pieces with paint. I love that anyone (regardless of age, budget, and skill level) can tackle chalk paint furniture projects! It is certainly one of the most accessible DIY hobbies.
Chalk paint is super trendy for furniture makeovers and fits right in with the farmhouse style, so if you haven’t tried it yet – you need to! if you’re curious just what makes chalk paint so different, check out these guides:
Today I’m spilling ALL of the inspiration with these incredible before and after chalk paint furniture transformations!
In each of the below projects, I’ve also included the brand of chalk paint that each DIYer used, so you can quickly scroll and click on your favorite brands or get exposed to all of the different options when it comes to chalk paint brands!
Chalk Paint Furniture Ideas | 29+ Before and Afters To Inspire You
I took these wooden bar stools out of the 90’s and into a fresh farmhouse style with General Finishes chalk paint! These painted barstools turned out so good! You’ll love this step-by-step tutorial for how to chalk paint bar stools.
Who’s ready for a furniture flip? We’re going to teach you how to repair wood furniture while transforming a wood vintage desk. This chalk paint desk turns out so good! We used Rust-Oleum’s Chalked paint line for this one.
This thrift store sideboard was definitely in need of a transformation. The wood was worn and marked up, and it was missing a handle. Nothing a lot of wood filler and a little chalk paint and pattern can’t fix! She uses Dixie Belle paint products on this makeover.
This thrifted cabinet turned out soon! It was the first time this DIYer used the Rustoleum Chalked paint brand and she shares her honest feedback and compares it to the popular Annie Sloan paint line. It is a great read if you’re trying to decide between the two brands for your chalk paint furniture makeovers!
Use this layered painting technique to get a beautiful finish on your next piece of chalk paint furniture! This is a great look if you are want and colorful and eclectic look to your makeover. She used a mixture of American Paint Company and Junk Gypsy paint for this piece.
You won’t believe this dramatic transformation that this hallway table makes. Before it looks like any other old furniture piece that you find at the thrift store. But after applying the Waverly Inspirations chalk paint (sold at Walmart), it is full of life and color.
This old-world french country style of dresser takes on a whole new look with a little bit of chalk paint. She uses Dixie Bell paint products to give this dresser a makeover along with a fun decoupage paper treatment to the front of the drawers - so unique!
This old sewing machine table sat in her garage for a long time before we finally decided to give it a new look with Annie Sloan chalk paint. She also added a new wood tabletop during the process so that the finished product was more usable with a flat surface. The final result is gorgeous, don’t you agree?
Don’t throw away that old furniture! Learn to take an ugly, beaten-up piece and transform it with this tutorial for how to paint furniture with DecoArt Americana chalk paint. Follow along with these easy step-by-step instructions!
One of the best things about using chalk paint vs regular paint is that it requires minimal prep work - even if you’re painting over finished wood or furniture that has been painted before! Check out this step-by-step tutorial for painting over a previously painted piece of furniture using Annie Sloan chalk paint.
Do you love that rustic farmhouse style? This coffee table totally speaks farmhouse. This DIY blogger was asked to refinish this table for a client who was looking for that fresh farmhouse style. When she first saw this table, all she saw was a beat-up table that she wasn’t sure was worth saving. However, check out the dramatic transformation of this chalk paint coffee table makeover using Behr Chalk Paint.
You've probably seen IKEA's Billy bookcases everywhere, right? They are really sleek and clean-looking. But you pay for what you get! Enter this brilliant upcycled furniture project! She uses a chalk paint powder that can be added to any brand of regular paint. Learn how to makeover your own Billy with any color! It only takes a few steps but has a big payoff. You don't have to be an expert at DIY to give your space the perfect look.
Learn how to paint furniture with chalk paint easily! Chalk paint dressers are a quick and cheap way to update a bedroom. I love this grey chalk paint she uses from Rust-Oleum’s Chalked line combined with gel stain for a fun weathered gray look.
Although Yellow is not a color these DIY bloggers typically decorate with, but they, of course, fell in love with these little touches of sunlight in this painted side table when they finished. The top features a stencil design that creates a really neat subtle effect when applying the pattern with a tonal paint color (meaning a few shades lighter or darker in color than the base coat). They used Americana Decor chalky paint products.
Annie Sloan was one of the first to come out chalk paint, so it makes sense that it is a popular chalk paint brand. But this DIYer tried the more budget-friendly DecoArt Americana Decor chalky finish paint for this table and was instantly a fan. Read her thoughts in the article!
If you get bored easily and love trying new things, chalk painting furniture is the hobby for you! This DIYer gave this small bench a fun new look with a DecoArt chalky finish paint, complete with a stenciled pattern on the top. She also mixed together 3 different colors to create something completely custom - so fun!
Want to paint an old furniture piece? Chalk painting is such a quick way to update a thrifted find or transform a family hand-me-down. Check out these easy-peasy beginner tips to learn everything you need to know to paint furniture with Rust-Oleum’s Chalked paint.
You’ll love this step-by-step tutorial for transforming a dated, old dresser into a modern-french country masterpiece with a fun French script detail on the drawer fronts. They used American Decor paint from DecoArt.
This refurbished coffee table idea is a budget-friendly and beautiful way to add a rustic farmhouse touch to your living room. From outdated Orange toned stain, it is transformed with a sanded wood top and black chalky paint on the legs with some wood showing through.
Furniture in kids’ rooms can definitely take a beating. After being used by two rowdy boys, this DIer saves this Ikea pine dresser with DecoArt Americana Decor chalky paint. It turned out amazing, don’t you think?
This blogger looked high and low for a unique apothecary cabinet and when her husband finally surprised her with one. She didn’t have any blue in her home to match the chippy blue milk paint that was on it, so she transformed it using Annie Sloan Chalk paint covered in dark wax.
You won’t believe this makeover of an antique cabinet. This DIY blogger picked it up at a garage sale for just $40. It was tired and old and in major need of some TLC. She used Country Chic paint and wax for this cabinet transformation.