Chalk Paint Urn with Metallic Glaze

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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]

Dice Storage Ottoman Makeover

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Morena of Morena’s Corner shares at Crafts Unleashed how she refabbed a thrift store storage cube with a fun dice design. Morena used chalk paint, so there was no need for sanding or priming. She simply painted the wood cube and then glued on wood circles. I can’t think of a more perfect place to [...Read More]

Modern Meets Rustic Distressed Diamond Art

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Ashley of Simply Designing for Crafts Unleashed loves a lot of the designs and art work from Pottery Barn – but she sure doesn’t love the prices. When she saw a piece of artwork with pretty yellow diamonds, Ashley knew she could easily recreate it with just a few supplies including chalk paint. She says, [...Read More]

Bright and Bold Striped Trunk Makeover

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Sarah of Sarah M. Dorsey Designs shares at Infarrantly Creative how she gave a beat up trunk she picked up at the thrift store for only $7 a bright and bold makeover with painted stripes. The transformation involved cleaning and priming the trunk and then taping off the stripe pattern and painting away. It’s amazing [...Read More]

Rubber Door Mat to Wall Art

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Melissa from Two It Yourself loved the look of Pottery Barn’s hand-carved wood wall panel… but not for $400. Mostly not when it resembled something much cheaper – a rubber door mat! Melissa shows how with some homemade chalk paint you too can hang a door mat on your wall and pass it off as art!

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Antiqued Christmas Mirror Makeover

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Suzanne of Bitz of Me gave a framed mirror that was too brown for her liking a makeover this holiday season. She first lightened up the frame with some white chalk paint and dark wax and then added a Christmas saying to the glass. The fact that the text is removable makes it perfect for seasonal decorating and special occasions, but I love the idea of adding a beloved saying or Bible verse to a mirror or old window to enjoy the whole year through.

antiqued christmas mirror

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Thrift Store Lamp Makeover with Chalk Paint

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Jenny from Evolution of Style came across a couple of lamps that both boasted unique architectural bases, distressed finishes… and two hundred dollar price tags! She then came across a lamp base with a similar shape from Goodwill for only $4.99 and knew she could work some magic on it with chalk paint. Jenny layered two colors to create a beautiful weathered effect that also happens to remind me of Restoration Hardware’s delectable finishes.

pottery barn inspired lamp

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