Chalk Paint Armoire with Antiqued Mirror Insets

Painted Furniture ~ Chalk Paint Armoire with Mirrored Doors

When she no longer needed the hutch in her dining, Deb from Seeking Lavender Lane decided to give it new life and purpose in her daughter’s bedroom. The entire space was inspired by Restoration Hardware, and Deb knew a gorgeous French style armoire would be the perfect addition. Deb painted the exterior with chalk paint, […Read More]

Chalk Paint Mirror Makeover

Horchow Mirror Knock Off

Allison from Refunk My Junk got a request from a reader named Heather who needed a little assistance with a Horchow knock off. Heather had found a wall mirror that had an almost identical look to one from Horchow but couldn’t quite pull off the desired finish. That’s where Allison came in to save the […Read More]

Aged Teal Media Cabinet

aged teal cabinet

Carrie of 27 Knockoffs recently made her blogging debut with this beautiful aged teal media console that she built following plans from Ana White. Carrie modified the plans to fit her space by eliminating the drawers and then used her own technique of layering stain and paint to achieve the distressed finish. She walks you […Read More]

Chalk Painted Retro Alarm Clock

Chalk Painted Retro Alarm Clock

Morena of Morena’s Corner is definitely a girl after my own heart, saying “I love to repurpose old items, especially when I can use them to recreate a designer look for much less!” She shares at Blitsy how she took an old-fashioned alarm clock from the thrift store and breathed new life into it with […Read More]

Chalk Paint Round Pedestal Dining Table

Chalk Paint Round Pedestal Dining Table

Beth from Farm Fresh {Vintage Finds} loves a good deal and helping others get one too! She recently refabbed a client’s dark dining table and chairs with chalk paint to give it a lighter, airier look. While a similar pedestal style table will run you well over $1,000, this entire dining set makeover cost only […Read More]

Textural Mercury Glass Pumpkins

pottery barn inspired mercury glass pumpkins

Angie of The Altered Past shares an easy DIY project for recreating the look of textural mercury glass pumpkins from Pottery Barn. Amazingly, she made her sparkly pumpkins for only $1 each using cheap glass light fixture globes from the thrift store. Angie achieved  a similar effect to her Pottery Barn inspiration with Looking Glass […Read More]

Chalk Paint Urn with Metallic Glaze


Ballard Designs is known for their pretty topiaries with perfectly weathered pots. When Sara from Major Hoff Takes a Wife was searching for inspiration for a sad little urn she had from the thrift store, she immediately thought of those signature Ballard items. Sara whipped out her Annie Sloan chalk paint and metallic glaze and […Read More]

Distressed White Architectural Piece

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Ballard Inspired Architectural Piece

When Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict found an interesting architectural piece at Goodwill for $1.91 a couple years ago, she snatched it up right away. She didn’t love the bright color combo but quickly fixed that with a coat of grey chalk paint. Since then the piece has been used to hold objects […Read More]