When we first bought our house we had almost no furniture, having lived in a small studio apartment in Boston prior to moving. This meant we needed lots of furniture fast and on the cheap.
My husband started researching how to DIY painted furniture and we started to test it out on smaller pieces to see which brand we liked best. And let me tell you, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is, hands down, the way to go. It's so easy to use and you can order online or pick up in local shops in your area. You don't have to prep the surface of what you're painting, the colors are easy to mix together if you want to experiment, dries fast, and one to one 1/2 coats and wax is all you need for coverage. This coffee table was completed within two hours!
We picked up a vintage chest from our local consignment shop and got to work. We used the Old Ochre color with dark wax strategically used on top.
We couldn't be happier with the completed look! For a minimal amount of money we were able to give this piece a new life and make it work in our home! It's also nice to know that the piece itself is good quality and is going to last forever. For the same price we could have gotten a coffee table made of particle board that would have fallen apart in a year (I'm looking at you, IKEA).
Painted furniture is a great way to economically furnish your house with quality furniture in the color scheme you want. Many more posts on other furniture we've painted around the house to come!
Check out all the paint colors and products here! (Not sponsored, I really just love it that much.)