Disclosure: DecoArt provided me the paint for each of these pieces, but all adoring opinions are my own. The proof is in the painting!
Wanna know how to spark controversy in DIY circles? Mention painted wood furniture. Dare ya! Well, I love myself some painted furniture and I love the transformation that a peeling, dingy, dirty wooden piece goes through with a glammed up coat of paint! (Before you light your torches, I don’t paint anything that isn’t beat up or big box store.) This month’s sponsor for the Fab Flippin’ Contest is DecoArt’s Americana Chalky Finish so I figured this was a great time to show you some of the pieces I’ve made over thanks to their great paint!
You guys know that chalk paint is like a unicorn or diet Oreos or something, right? No prep needed- just paint it on. I mean, that’s hard not to beat! This dresser in Eleanor’s room came from Craigslist and it used to be yellow. It worked OK in the old house when it was up in Martha’s room, but Eleanor inherited it in this new house and the yellow wasn’t working.
Enter Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Promise. It took me *maybe* 2 hours to completely transform this piece and the sweet pale pink works PERFECTLY in Eleanor’s Fuchsia room. I went over it with a coat of their creme wax and it doesn’t have a mark on it.
I just shared a smaller project in our master bedroom that used Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint- the stripes on my bureau. It used to look like this:
One thing DecoArt does that I LOVE is they have a whole section of custom colors you can achieve by mixing their paint in certain ratios. I didn’t follow the directions perfectly (doy), but mixed Primitive and Treasure and their creme wax to tone down the stripe on my bureau. Stay in school, kids.
Last but not least is the rejuvenation of our foyer table thanks to the color Relic. This foyer table was one of the first projects I did and I used milk paint with an aged distressed look. It came out just as I’d planned but three years later, my style has snapped into focus and the distressed look doesn’t really fit in around here.
I haven’t shared the reveal of this foyer space so you’re getting a sneak peek, but out went the distressed blue and in came this sleek and chic charcoal gray. It picks up the gray in the fabric without being *quite* as bold as a black. I looooooove the update.
This month’s Fab Flippin’ Contest theme is “Make a Statement” and I can’t wait to see what all the furniture gurus come up with! Link up below and check back in throughout the month to see all the entries! Here’s what my ever-lovely co-hosts came up with:
If interested in participating in this contest going forward, please contact the lovely Evey at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stacy at email@example.com. Tune in all month to see the gorgeous entries for DecoArt Americana’s Chalky Finish “Make a Statement.”
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