30 Chalk Paint DIY’s to Freshen Up Old Furniture


Unless you buy new furniture every two to three years, it tends to get old and scuffed. But there’s nothing bad about that; everything has its lifespan, furniture included.

Truth be told, in recent years, vintage furniture has even made a comeback in interior design. But for those of you who want to breathe new, fresh life into their old furniture, chalk paint is the way to go. You don’t need much: just a few cans and your home will be transformed. Here are some ways to bring a new vibe, playfulness and color to your interior design.

1. Gray Washed Chalk Paint Makeover

30 Chalk Paint DIY's to Freshen Up Old Furniture
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Your dresser is probably the first thing you want to paint over. Dresser, wardrobe cabinet, and everything in between is due for a makeover unless you bought it recently. Choose the color that best fits your interior. In this case, light blue.

2. Painted Claw Foot Tub

30 Chalk Paint DIY's to Freshen Up Old Furniture
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The bathtub is another piece of furniture that can vastly benefit from some chalk paint. I’d suggest you use pale, gentle colors, as you don’t want vibrant and popping colors like red in your bathroom. The blue hue here is perfect.

3. Chalkboard Coffee Table

30 Chalk Paint DIY's to Freshen Up Old Furniture
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Look at that perfect coffee table; you can definitely fit it in a modern apartment. And you’ll get a unique piece of furniture in the process.

4. Chalk Painted Stairs

30 Chalk Paint DIY's to Freshen Up Old Furniture
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People often forget about the stairs in their house. Truth be told, stairs are one of the most underrated aspects of furniture in our homes. Despite the fact that they occupy a large part of the home, we forget about them. But no more!

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5. TV Console to Pet Bed

30 Chalk Paint DIY's to Freshen Up Old Furniture
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This is more of a transformation project than a painting project. But be that as it may, if you don’t know what to do with old furniture, you can always transform it. In this case, a TV cabinet has been transformed into a pet house. I’m sure the dog is happy with the transformation.

6. Yellow Chalk Paint Door

30 Chalk Paint DIY's to Freshen Up Old Furniture
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One of the best ways to add vibrant color to your interior design is by painting the doors. You can paint just one door for starters. This way, you’ll see how the door fits your character and interior design. If you like it, go for all the other doors. Yellow is one of the best options, as it complements the natural wood coloring in the floor.

7. Ship Silhouette on Chest of Drawers 

30 Chalk Paint DIY's to Freshen Up Old Furniture
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Look at the picture on the left, and now look at the picture on the right. Which one do you like more? If you answered the right, then the good news is that you can easily make one for yourself. And it won’t take you more than a few hours.

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