Give old furniture that shabby chic look

November 29 06:54 2016 Print This Article

Shabby chic furniture is all the rage, but beginner DIYers (Do It Yourself) are intimidated at the thought of refinishing that vintage piece of furniture that was picked up at a yard sale or a second-hand store.  West Ashley True Value has resources to make DIY projects easy and inexpensive.  Rust-Oleum chalk paint is very forgiving.  It requires no priming or sanding and dries quickly.   It works best on soft and porous woods such as ash or pine and is great for giving furniture the distressed look that is signature shabby chic.

The picture below shows an example of an old table that refinished with Rust-Oleum chalk paint in “Serenity Blue.”  The top was done in MinWax Penetrating Stain in “Special Walnut.”

Rust-Oleum Matte Clear Coat was also added.  It is important to top-coat any chalk project, or it will flake off easily.  This is an easy project to give a new look to that old piece of furniture sitting in the attic or garage at a minimal expense. West Ashley True Value at 1119 Wappoo Road has all the supplies and advice for such a project.