The Easy Way To Paint Furniture
What is chalk paint? Okay, I have been asking the same thing! To be honest, I have never tried it. So, I thought I would enlist the help of Brad and Amber from
Shades of Amber.
They know quite a bit about painting furniture.
One of the most popular brands on the market is made by Annie Sloan. Brad and Amber are retailers of this product. On their website they explain how flexible and easy this product is to use, because it doesn't require any prep work. There is no added work of stripping, sanding, or priming!
How many tables to you see at garages sales, Goodwill stores, or in your own home? In just an afternoon, you can turn this piece into a fabulous distressed painted furniture showpiece!
What an amazing transformation! If you are looking for budget decorating ideas, learning all about furniture makeovers is one of the best money-saving tips!
If you have young children, this also the way to save your sanity! Why? When you purchase an old piece of furniture for next to nothing, and even though you put the work into it to paint it, you don't have a heart attack when it gets scratched! I cannot tell you what peace that brings.
What if your furniture has an oil-based coat of varnish on it? No problem! You can paint right over it! No, this isn't a misprint. I HATE sanding and prepping furniture, so chalk paint is a dream come true.
This desk turned out gorgeous! You can have beautiful furniture at a fraction of the cost of retail prices. I promise, taking an old and boring piece of furniture, and turning it into something beautiful, will bring you such satisfaction! When your friends and family ask, "Where did you get that piece of furniture?", telling them you did it yourself will bring you a great sense of accomplishment.
People are always so impressed and excited to hear about how I saved money by creating a special keepsake from something that was being considered for the trash bin!
Did you know you can use chalk paint on fabric? Me either! Don't these pillows look fabulous? And if Cottage Style decorating ideas just gives you goosebumps, then get started painting something!
Once you get the hang of painting, learning how to apply wax is really easy. See how the wax goes into the grooves and really accentuates all of the detail of the table? I love it!
Thank you Brad and Amber for sharing your fantastic photos! Stop by and check out all of the ideas and products at
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