These old windows came from the first house we renovated; the house was in Cullman, Alabama, and built in 1937 so these windows are old. Continue reading “Chalk Painting and Hanging Three Old Windows”
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”
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.
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”
This was a simple and fun project with a great result!
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.
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!
I really enjoy the transformational process that occurs when I chalk paint furniture. We purchased this bench from Grandinroad. It is the perfect size for our porch; however, we changed our minds about the color (black) and decided to chalk paint it so it blended better with our porch.