Furniture Refresh With Chalk Paint

One of the spare bedrooms has vintage furniture. It’s been looking a little worn and time for a furniture refresh with chalk paint.

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You can see the scratches and wear marks on the headboard. The old paint started coming through. This bedroom will be updated this summer. It was time to tackle the furniture.

I always wanted a curved vintage bed for our spare bedroom. Years ago, I friend found this in Pennsylvania. She wanted the dresser and I wanted the bed. The bed costed me $100.

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This is not the best. You can see the ugly color. Let me tell you, the photo shows the color lighter. It was the ugliest green paint E-V-E-R! I love green. Not this baby food green color. Literally, it was worst color on a piece of furniture.

Tutorial

Chalk Paint

Originally, I painted the piece in Annie Sloan’s French Linen and Pure White for the trim. After moving here to the new house, I had started working on the footboard of the bed.

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My favorite Chalk Paint to use is Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint. The first two coats will go on streaky. You just need to be patient. After the finial coat goes on, it will look amazing.

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To start the project, I began by painting the center wood piece. With a fine grit sanding block, I sanded the scratch marks on the headboard from the grandchildren. A light sanding will help the paint to go on more evenly.

This photo is with two coats of chalk paint. With the Pure White, it will take four coats total for full coverage. Typically, I will allow the paint to dry for 2 hours in between coats.

Never worry about it looking streaky. The third and final coat will look amazing.

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Here is the third coat and it’s evening out.

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Now look at that final coat going on and starting to dry. That’s the wild and interesting thing about working with Chalk Paint.

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Sealing the Paint

It turned out beautiful. In a couple of days, I will seal it with Hemp Oil. The paint should cure for 48 hours. You can seal it with wax or hemp oil.

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Here is a view of the entire bed. I need to put the dust ruffle back on the bed.

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The nightstand got a fresh coat of paint too and has been distress again.

Look at that sweet stool. It was purchase from Pennies and Ivy. She makes the most beautiful items from vintage finds. You have got to check her out.

When I begin this summer project, all of the furniture and carpet will be staying. The walls, lighting and bedding will all be updated to transform this room into a beautiful French Country Bedroom for my grandlittles. I know the girls will love it. My mood board is ready and soon my products will arrive. It’s so exciting!

Pop over to take a look at the vintage vanity that I painted for my bedroom. You can find the post here.

Looking for more inspiration

Looking for more inspiration in furniture transformation? I got you!

Here are some amazing projects from talented bloggers:

  1. Repurposed Dresser Converted To Bathroom Vanity by Reinvented Delaware.
  2. French Country Cottage Sideboard by A Loverly Life.
  3. My Chalked Painted Chair by Cottage In The Mitten.
  4. Painting Upholstery Fabric With Chalk Paint by Stacy Ling Bricks ‘n Blooms.
  5. An Easy Wooden Chair Makeover That Will Blow You Away by Home With Marieza.
  6. Making A Cabinet New With Chalk Paint by Cloches & Lavender.
  7. How to Bleach and Age a Wood Table by J Dub by Design.
  8. Limed Oak Table–The Easiest Makeover by The Everyday Farmhouse.
  9. Whitewashing Made Easy: Upcycling an Old Coffee Table by The Handcrafted Haven.
  10. Antique Looking Stool – At Home DIY March Challenge by Zucchini Sisters.
  11. Beautiful Boho DIY Cane Cabinet Makeover by Palmetto Highway.
  12. How To Make A Ruffled Chair Skirt by Exquisitely Unremarkable.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. Hope you have an amazing day, sweet friend!

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10 Comments

  1. This makeover is truly outstanding. I adore the shape of the bed and the color is perfect. Also, thank you for sharing my ruffled chair. That was so sweet! I’m sharing your lovely bed on Pinterest and Facebook today. Cheers!

  2. This is amazing Tammy, and perfect timing! I’m working on a project with Annie Sloan and may need your advice or perhaps hand holding! How amazing to bring all of these great bloggers together! I can’t wait to read them all!

  3. Oh, wow … Tammy … I love this bed and you’ve transformed it. It’s fit for a princess … I’m sure your grandkids and friends are nudging each other out of the way to get their first. I admire your DIY skills … I have done. But watching you make me want to give it another go. xo

  4. My brother found a bed set like yours and he transformed it into a bench. The curved pieces of the footboard became the ends. The headboard the back. I just love it.he painted it black and stained the seat so it’s natural wood. If you care to see it, email me and I will send you a picture.

  5. That bed Tammy!!! Omgoodness I love that style so much! You did an amazing job! We currently have a footboard in this style in our inventory pile. I am hoping to make it into another bed/bench! BTW, I don’t know how I missed this post! Thanks so much for including our dresser/vanity project! Blessings to you my friend! Pinning!

    1. Cindy, I have been watching your stories. I voted for you to work on that curve footboard to see what you make of it. You do awesome work sweet friend. Thank you for you sweet comment. It’s my favorite bed ever and the girls love it.

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