Turn a boring storage piece into a fun piece of decor by using wood pieces and chalk paint.
While I’ve always admired furniture painting projects on TV shows like “Flea Market Flip”, I never attempted one myself because I don’t have the patience for big projects like that.  Sanding, priming, staining….ugh!  I would lose interest before ever completing the project.  Then I tried Americana’s Chalky Finish Paint, and my views changed.  No tedious prep work required with this product:  Just paint it! Now I paint thrifted furniture all the time.  I’ve been decorating my house with thrifted items from Goodwill San Antonio.  I refresh thrifted finds with Chalky Finish Paint, and here’s my newest piece.  Inspired by this designer ottoman, I made my own dice shaped storage cube.
 Turn a boring storage piece into a fun piece of decor by using wood pieces and chalk paint.

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Turn a boring storage piece into a fun piece of decor by using wood pieces and chalk paint.
Step one:  Dust off the wood cube and start painting.  Seriously, it’s that easy!  No priming or sanding required, even on laminate!  After one application of paint has dried (and it dries very quickly!), apply a second coat of paint.  It goes on glossy but dries to an ultra matte, chalky finish.
Step two:  Paint the unfinished wood circles with the white paint.
Step three:  Use the wood glue to attach the circles to the wood cube.  I used a pencil to mark where the pieces would go.
While the chalky finish paint provides an excellent finish, for items that will be handled daily, like this storage piece, you’ll need to seal the paint with wax.  I used DecoArt’s Creme Wax.  Apply it with a soft cloth and buff to a soft shine.
What a transformation!  The yellowing, outdated storage cube I started with now has a fresh, new look.    I was able to complete this project in one afternoon, and now I have a new furniture piece for a fraction of the designer’s price.  What furniture find will you restore with Chalky Finish Paint?  To see more of my Chalky Finish projects with Goodwill San Antonio finds, click HERE.
Turn a boring storage piece into a fun piece of decor by using wood pieces and chalk paint.
I first published this post at Crafts Unleashed when I was on their design team.

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