Aaaand I Did It Again (… Painting Furniture With Chalk Paint)

painting furniture with chalk paint

Hi friends!

Yes, my project of pouring more color into our home continues. And, as promised, I did it again – I could not resist and gave the chalk paint another job to do. This time, I laid my eyes on the TV unit in our living room.

 
 

painting furniture with chalk paint

This is what the TV unit looked like originally. It is Ikea’s BESTÅ.

 
 

painting furniture with chalk paint

Here’s what I used: one 230-ml jar of country blue Dekor Paint Soft (chalk paint) from Paintart, two 230-ml jars of vintage brown Dekor Paint Soft (chalk paint) from Pentart, a brush, a fine sanding block and finally, after some reconsideration, I replaced the wax (shown in the picture) and decided to give varnish one more try (I was a little hesitant after my not so happy experience from the previous project, where the varnish contained lumps and I did not really know what I should think about that). The new varnish I used was a transparent matte acrylic varnish for wood called Sportakryl from Balakryl and it worked like a charm, phewww.

 
 

painting furniture with chalk paint

As in my previous chalk paint project, I went for this fun shabby look, where you first paint your furniture one color (I first applied two layers of brown) and then paint with a different color (I used one layer of country blue).

 
 

painting furniture with chalk paint

When all paint is nice and dry, you then use a fine sanding block to distress the top coat of paint here and there, mostly on the edges where the natural wear would appear.

 
 

painting furniture with chalk paint

Finally a layer of varnish is applied and that’s it. So easy. So much fun.

 
 

painting furniture with chalk paint

Although I am aware that this look might not be for everyone, I just can’t get enough of it. For me, it produces very unique pieces of furniture that look straight out of a fairy tale. Love it so much!

Thanks for letting me share.

With love,

Petra xoxo

 

One thought on “Aaaand I Did It Again (… Painting Furniture With Chalk Paint)

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    Zohreh says:

    Well done 👌👏 nice job , so beautiful ,xoxo ,zohreh 💕💕💕💕

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