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We’re so pleased when we receive pictures of completed projects from customers and friends, it’s so affirming and inspiring for us. We just got another round of beautiful works of art from three DIYers that we just had to share.

Donna did a great job taking this beat up, worn down, boring brown end table and giving it a new lease on life.

unpainted end table french linen and old white chalk paint end table

Break down: 1 sample jar of Old White, 1 sample jar of French Linen, 1 4oz. tin of Clear Wax. A bit of distressing with 220 grit sandpaper on the drawer adds a nice detail.

Paula also had a little end table that needed some love. Just look at those drink ring marks on the top! Yikes! No matter, a little Chalk Paint covers just about every imperfection. Paula just threw down a drop cloth and started painting away!

unpainted end table old white with distressing end table in old white

Breakdown: 1 sample jar of Old White, 1 4oz. tin of Clear Wax. A little distressing brings out the details in this sweet drop leaf table.

Finally, Maggi has definitely got the Chalk Paint bug, she’s painting everything in her house! Remember this buffet she transformed with Florence and Dark Wax? This time she turned her sights to her boring bathroom vanity and mirror.

vanity with duck egg and dark wax painted bathroom cabinets mirror with duck egg and dark wax

Breakdown: 1 sample jar of French Linen, 1 sample jar Duck Egg Blue, 1 sample jar of Florence, 1 4oz. tin of Clear Wax, 1 4oz. tin of Dark Wax. Maggi’s first coat was French Linen, followed by a 50/50 mix of Florence and Duck Egg. She then brushed on a thickened coat of Duck Egg for texture, heavily distressed, sealed with Clear Wax then Dark Wax to bring out the details. It sounds complicated, but it’s really quite easy! And it really made her vanity look like one of a kind. Wonder what she’ll do next…

If you have pictures of pieces you’ve done please share them with us! It’s an absolute treat seeing that you create, and no project is too small or simple. So send us an email, or post to our Facebook, or even share a pic in the comments of this post! Haven’t started on your painting journey? Well get cracking! You may be featured in our next before and after post!

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