This post describes each step for chalk painting a foyer table, which includes lightly sanding, painting with chalk paint, sanding off the chalk paint in strategic spots, and sealing with polyurethane.
Category: DIY Furniture
Chalk painting, refinishing, painting, upholstery, updating furniture and lamps
How to Chalk Paint an Oak Dresser
This post shows you each step for chalk painting a dresser, which includes, sanding, chalk painting, sanding off the chalk paint in strategic spots, and sealing with polyurethane.
Below is a before picture of the oak dresser. This was my husband’s childhood dresser.
Removing our RV Dinette and Replacing with a Table and Chairs
We sold our smaller camper and purchased a slightly bigger camper. We purchased a used 2018 Grand Design Imagine 2600RB and really like the size (for two of us and our dog Daisy) and layout.
Continue reading “Removing our RV Dinette and Replacing with a Table and Chairs”
How to Chalk Paint an Entertainment Center
One of my favorite things to do is chalk paint! It instantly transforms a piece of furniture by giving it a rustic farmhouse look.
This entertainment center belonged to my in-laws. It is the final piece of the puzzle in our basement renovation project. Continue reading “How to Chalk Paint an Entertainment Center”
Green Chalk Paint Nightstand Makeover
I chalk painted this antique nightstand. The picture below is when the nightstand was at my father’s house before he passed away. ? It is old and as you can see was warped on the top.
How to Chalk Paint a Table
Below are the Before and After pictures.
A few years ago, my mother and I traded a piece of furniture. She wanted a bigger piece I no longer needed and I just loved this little antique table. I really like its unique shape and functionality (having a place for books). Below are more before pictures. Continue reading “How to Chalk Paint a Table”
Making a Headboard from an Old Door
Here is a diamond in the rough . . . we saw potential!
This old door had six panels, but we only needed five panels for a queen-sized bed headboard. That works great because Neal prefers an odd number of panels. (For my sake, glad he likes odd!)
From Butcher Block to Farmhouse Table
Bye-bye butcher block table and HELLO farmhouse table!
In the early 1990s (when Ryan and Emmy were toddlers) we moved into a house in Auburn, Alabama (War Eagle!) and bought this kitchen table from Sears. It served us through several moves and the stories it could tell from our two children growing up! Originally, it was a butcher block table with white legs; our son Ryan painted the legs black and used this for an art table/desk in his room while he was in high school.
Vintage Bench Makeover
This was one of my favorite projects for many reasons:
- it was a treasure from my father’s house;
- it is old;
- I was able to trace its history (the furniture manufacturer);
- I was able to combine two of my favorite things (chalk paint and using fabric); and
- It was also a quick transformation!
Making a Sewing Machine Table
We found this Singer sewing machine base at an antique mall in Vestavia, Alabama several years ago. We love old things. We used it on our patio porch for several years. We used a rough (not polished) piece of granite as its countertop.
Because Neal and I have moved around so much for my career, I was finally thankful to actually have a craft room/closet to leave my sewing machine out and used it as needed without having to unpack/pack up each time. I also have more time now that I am semi-retired.
Below are two before pictures of the sewing machine base. Notice that it is very rusty.