15 Favorite Paint Projects

It always amazes me how a simple coat of paint can transform anything. Old ratty furniture. Boring bland walls. Old home decor items that just need a bit of a facelift. I guess I was just reminded of the power of paint this past week with my guest bedroom makeover… the walls, my nightstand, the headboard.

15 favorite paint projectsSo today I thought I would share with you my 15 Favorite Paint Projects from my past 3 years of blogging. Something to remind YOU of the power of paint.

before and after kitchen makeoverThe Kitchen in my Old Home


stenciled-washer-dryer1Stenciled Washer & Dryer


chalk paint table before and afterDuck Egg Blue End Table


driftwood style end tableDriftwood Style Magazine End Table


Ellie-bedroom-makeoverEllie’s Stenciled Bedroom Wall


wood icing table frontWood Icing Three Drawer Chest


before and after dresserPainted Old Bedroom Furniture


painted kids tennis shoesPainted Tennis Shoes


annie-sloan-chalk-paint-old-whiteYellow and White Chalk Paint Sewing Desk


hearth room new makeoverPainted Hearth Room


barcelona orange corner tableOrange Chalk Paint Corner Table


spray painted metallic figurinesSilver Spray Painted $1 Figurines


finished-wall-motifPainted Leaf Wall Art


chalk paint distressed kids deskDistressed Child’s Desk


guest-bedroom-makeover-navy-and-orangeGuest Bedroom Makeover


So there you go. My 15 favorite paint projects.
Do YOU have a favorite paint project from your home?

15 favorite paint projects

Distressed Old White ASCP End Tables

It was a super busy weekend but at least I got some things accomplished, including a little furniture makeover for my best friend’s house.
CHALK PAINT white end tableShe’s in the process of refreshing her family room a bit and was in desperate need of new end tables. We were seriously shopping her house and my furniture graveyard (code word for basement). At one point we had 5 different end tables sitting in the room but nothing seemed quite right.

Then we searched her basement and found two of these… Perfect shape and size for her family room. Just needed a coat of paint.

old white ASCP end table beforeWe decided on Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. Great coverage, plus we wanted to distress the edges a bit. Hey, with her 4 kids they’re going to get banged up no matter what. Might as well give them a head start.

ASCP old white end tableI actually primed them a bit first, even though it’s not needed with chalk paint. Then I did two coats of Annie Sloan.

old white end table ASCPOnce that dried I distressed the edges with my sanding wedge and gave the entire table a coat of clear wax.

old white ASCP tableAnd here’s the new end table in its place…

ASCP old white end tableI love this room. It kind of has a beachy feel to it with the color scheme, pillows, and accents.

Now you really can’t tell it’s distressed until you’re up close since the original color of the wood is so light. But the subtle pops of wood showing through are my favorite part.

old white distressed end table

ASCP distressed white end table

distressed old white end tableAnd we even toyed around with switching out the hardware, but I think it works with the new tables.

paint distressed old white end tableNow I did mention that there’s two of these tables that I painted over the weekend. The other one sits on the other side of the room, but I’m saving that reveal for another day when we make her window cornices. So stay tuned…

CHALK PAINT white end table