One of my favorite hobbies is thrifting home decor and using it throughout my home. With our recent move, I’ve been inspired to update a lot of the furniture with chalk paint and give them a new look.
Let’s start in our entryway. This hallway has a good width that allows us to have a table here. But, we found this French Provincial desk at a local thrift store for $75. It was a dull buttery yellow and in desperate need of a makeover. We decided to go outside of the box and paint it black, but keep the gold metallic details.
On this piece I tried Rust-Oleum milk paint in Eclipse and Folk Art gold metallic paint for the details. I also added a french-style stencil on the top of the desk. It really gives it a vintage look now. Instead of replacing the handles, I decided to paint them with the same gold metallic paint.
I then added pieces I already had, with the gold and glass lamp, the vintage suitcase, a tall pillar candle stand and some thrifted books. This brings it all together.
Going into the living room, we created a “drop station” where we could place purses, wallets and keys. This piece is actually the top portion of an old armoire that belonged to my son. I painted it with Rust-Oleum chalk paint in Linen White and sealed it with some Minwax.
This round Art Deco style coffee table was a thrift store find years ago. Originally it was a Walnut wood color and I decided to go with grey chalk paint on top and white on the bottom. We added a pop of color with a sunflower stencil.
Moving into the dining room, I did a very overdue update on my corner hutch. I was really tired of the colors on it and it need some brightening up. I also wanted it to more closely match the other hutch I have in there. So I went with the Rust-Oleum Linen White and the Deco-Art Yesteryear chalk paint.
I also changed the handles on this cabinet. The crystal knobs came with black plates, but I painted them the same grey and then scuffed them up a bit to give them a vintage look.
I chose the grey chalk paint for the shelves because I wanted my milk glass collection to pop off the background.
I have more projects coming up soon so I will be keeping you updated. Thrifting and painting furniture and home decor is a great way to make your home completely unique. It also saves you a lot of money in the process.