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Wait till you see this orange chalk-painted furniture.

I love this piece. It’s in my sun room which is a converted porch in a 100+ year-old home. It’s finny because it’s the smallest room in an otherwise large house and it’s the room in which family and friends always congregate.

Here is the before:

chalk painted furniture

chalk painted furniture

I did lightly sand it because it was a high gloss.  The wallpaper is from a wall paper book I got from a paint store.  The patterns are all different. You will see the difference in the final pictures.

wallpaper

wallpaper

I spray painted them silver. This is the only brand I use. I love the gold as well. Krylon makes a good silver but the nozzle clogs up on me a lot.

Rustoleum

Rustoleum

Next, I sprayed the entire chest with the same silver paint. Then I painted over that with the orange chalk paint. I make my own at a rate of about 1 part Plaster of Paris to two parts water. I mix that really good and then added it to the paint. Since this project I use more of the Plaster of Paris. I like it thicker.

orange chest

orange chest

The next step was to sand off some of the orange paint to reveal the silver underneath.

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leg

leg

 

paper on drawer

paper on drawer

 

spray painted paper

spray painted paper

finished chest

finished chest

finished chest

finished chest

finished chest

finished chest

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You can see the silver revealed under the orange paint here. 
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close-up




God bless and I hope you have a good day.

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  1. You’re welcome. It was a lot of fun. I’ve re-done almost every piece of furniture in the house. You might get more than you bargained for. God bless.

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