What do you do when you have a house that’s filled with furniture that feels…meh?
Why, you just start painting the crap out of it. That’s what!
I started compiling a post of things I’ve painted in my home using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP). That’s when I realized that I may come across as a little bit obsessed because there’s a LOT.
This whole craze started when I researched non-toxic options for painting my kitchen cabinets. But I ended up painting my floors first, then a couple furniture pieces with the help of my best friend and fellow paint enthusiast, Sitka.
She painted some of these pieces herself, and with others, it was a team effort. She’s so good, there’s nothing in my home I wouldn’t trust her with. She paints other things as well, but hasn’t made the plunge to sharing all of it online yet. 😉
We eventually made our way to those cabinets once my kitchen was installed, but ASCP is so easy to work with, we painted a whole lot more in between and after.
Here’s my hand painted kitchen cabinets. And we painted that cute IKEA Stool:
I’m pretty passionate about buying quality used furniture (especially at thrift stores and consignment shops) as an alternative to the mass-production crap that’s sold just about everywhere. I love that ASCP makes it possible to buy a quality piece with great lines, but otherwise out-dated finish without the worry.
For example, this hand painted dining room table and chairs:
That dining set used to be white and brown with cream & green patterned upholstery. It didn’t match with my house makeover, so I gave it a new look and now I love it again. Ha! There’s a look at my hand painted checkered floors.
So this is where you’ll find my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint obsession, documented with links to more detailed posts with before and afters where available.
With my hand painted wide striped floors:
And then this lovely hand painted dining room buffet:
This mirror was originally gold, but also chipped and looked too intense, so I painted it:
Every kitchen deserves at least a small chalkboard, so Sitka painted these folding doors:
This wall was so difficult, I actually painted it 4 times. The final was a perfect chalkboard painted wall:
This lovely end table painted by Sitka and that awesome folding screen painted by yours truly:
This minty aqua hand painted China hutch used to be brown:
This short little anywhere table/storage piece used to be black and ratty looking:
This pretty little chandelier used to have black candles with gold drippy wax:
This awesome candle holder which I bought new was originally brown:
This wall mounted candle holder (there were two of them) that used to be solid black:
This metal decoration and this picture frame:
This picture frame/key hook that used to be a dark wood:
Even this pumpkin that I used as décor on my gorgeous Thanksgiving Table:
See? All made new and lovely and perfectly suited for me. How awesome is that??
I’ll keep adding to this list as I paint more things. I have my eye on a couple pieces as we speak…
Let me know your thoughts on this in the comments below.
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