Refresh Your Furniture - adding color is the easiest way

Refresh Your Furniture

A compilation of our best before and afters from the past…so sit back and be inspired!

Winter is the time to refresh your style. Once the holidays are over we often feel very blah, and nothing can pick up the winter blues like a splash of color. Every magazine is showing you how to “Refresh Your Home”, and the quickest way to do that is add some color to pieces of furniture.

Greek Blue Side Table

Greek Blue Side Table

This side table started life as boring brown with scuffs and dents. A simple paint and wax job with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Greek Blue took less than and hour to do (not including drying time). We chose to use a single color smooth finish for this piece, but it could have easily been distressed, or had a rustic finish. For more ideas on what to do with Greek Blue, hop on over to our Pinterest board.

Lydia Langston Home

Another easy project was this lovely yellow dry sink. Again, it started life as boring brown, but it soon became a signature piece in the Maine Country Home. And it was so easy! About two hours of painting and waxing, but this time we took some 220 sandpaper and lightly distressed it. The color is a custom mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, equal parts Arles and Pure White. Sign up for our bi-monthly newsletter for more tips on color and style.


If you don’t want to go all the way with bigger pieces of furniture, try a small project like this chair in a custom color. We were getting ready for spring when we did this cute chair. After all it is never to early to think spring.

Greek Blue painted milk jug

Or this cute metal milk jug. Greek Blue with no wax. Remember, when you use something outside don’t wax. It will wear well.

The takeaway of our ramblings? Chalk Paint is fast and fun! You can simply paint anything with it with no prep work, and that’s not even the best part! It really is a winter indoor activity because there are no VOCs in the paints, which means no paint smell, or fumes, or ventilating, or respirators, or headaches, just quick and easy transformations. So why wait for spring? Get your house looking the way you want it now.

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