Chalk painting

One of my favorite things to do is chalk paint. I love seeing before and after pictures of things chalk painted. Seeing the finished product makes all those hours painting worth it. My mom is the one who first introduced me to chalk paint. She is amazing at it and has created so many beautiful pieces! Since Jordan I just purchased our first house we have found a lot of things on the side of the road or secondhand that we fixed up with chalk paint. They are now some of our favorite pieces in our house. Thanks to the help of my mom, Jordan and I also recently painted the cabinets in our kitchen with chalk paint. Below are a couple of projects that we have done with chalk paint. I plan to show our kitchen cabinets in another post that is more detailed!

 Jordan and I found this cute table at goodwill for around 40$. First, we sanded it down with an electric sander to give it a smooth surface and stained the top. We then chalk painted it. Although this table is pretty basic, it has become our everyday table.

 Jordan and I picked up this old dresser on the side of the road. ⇑ At first we weren’t sure if we could salvage it, it was pretty beat up. But we are pretty happy with the result. First, Jordan sanded it down and then we painted it in Americana decor chalk paint in the color delicate and then we waxed it with Annie Sloans soft wax. This project only cost us about $15 and that was only for the paint(we used a coupon) and wax.
 My mom found this piece above for us at Goodwill for around $25. I wanted a piece of furniture that had a bright pop of color and that would be the focal point of our living room. So we decided to paint it with americana decor chalk paint in the color legacy and then dark waxed it. This project was fairly easy and only took us a couple hours on a Sunday afternoon. It is easily my favorite piece in the house. Here is the finished result:

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