18 Cool Ways to Use Chalk Paint You Will Want to Try

Have you ever thought about using chalk paint to update your home? Could this be the ideal way to add some extra style to surfaces from furniture to walls and floors? Chalk paint offers a classy way of getting an aged or distressed look on a variety of different surfaces. It is particularly widely used on furniture to give a unique type of look. One of the advantages of using this paint is that it is very easy to make and apply, even for beginners. Anyone can give it a try and get excellent results, removing the need to sand or prime the surface before you get started. If you'd like to try your hand at using chalk paint, check out these fantastic ideas courtesy of the Hometalk community.

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Paint Furniture

The rise in popularity of chalk paint furniture means that this is a fashionable style you might want to try. The image above shows us how you can get a terrific look at

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Paint a Settee

Versatile and practical, chalk paint can also work wonders on a settee in need of a fresh new look. This project involved Hometalker Angela buying an inexpensive settee

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Make Your Own DIY Paint

You have probably heard of Annie Sloan chalk paint, but it isn’t the only option that you have. As well as the different brands that you can find, you could also choose

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Paint the Floors and Walls

It is also possible to use chalk paint to cover the walls and the floors of your home if you want. The image you can see above shows a project by Hometalker Kim Swire.

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Paint Kids' Furniture

Chalk paint furniture can be perfect for a child’s room, with bright and bold designs possible.  The fun chair pictured here was painted by Hometalker Mommy is Coocoo. It

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Use it on Carved Surfaces

The thought of painted intricately carved surfaces may seem more than a little daunting at first. Thankfully, there are some techniques that help to make this a lot

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The No-Sanding, Layered Look

Do you want a layered finish without the hassle of all that sanding that this usually involves? This terrific technique achieves an interesting finish by using different

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How to Sand Chalk Paint Indoors

Many projects involving chalk paint require sanding to get the desired effect, which can be messy. A neat solution to let you do this indoors with no fuss is to sand

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Paint a Rug

Since finding the perfectly colored rug can be difficult, could it make sense to paint one instead? This is the idea Hometalker Gabi tried out, with the results shown

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Paint Over a Waxed Surface

Have you ever wondered what type of paint you need to use to cover a waxed surface in a new color? Hometalker Linakarolina decided to try this out with chalk paint,

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Get a New Fireplace Look

You might never think of painting the fireplace, but it is a way to make this feature look better. Take a look at the image above to see how Hometalker Cindy Gazso

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Create a Striped Effect

When you use chalk paint, it is possible to create stunning effects that really catch the eye. A great example comes from this striped desk that Kayla Payne painted. This

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How to Chalk Paint Your Stairs With Annie Slo

The chance to give your stairs a makeover is another reason for considering Annie Sloan chalk paint. This is a tricky project that can take a lot of time. It needs to be

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Paint Mirrors Too

A tired old mirror can have new life breathed into it when you use chalk paint for a new look. The example above is from the Hometalker Where The Smiles Have Been, while

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Update Your Garden Pots

You can also use your chalk paint in the garden as well as inside your home, with ideas like this. Here, a dated-looking and slightly damaged garden pot has been lovingly

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Get a Lovely Look in the Kitchen

The kitchen is another part of the house that can be enhanced by using this sort of fun paint. The kitchen look shown here by Hometalker Monica was obtained after using

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Add Sophistication to Stencil Designs

Adding stencil designs using chalk paint is another cool way of using this paint to great effect. In this case, the Royal Design Studio project shows us how. Taking a

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Perfect a DIY Plank Wall

A plank wall can liven up any room, especially when it is painted using pretty colors. The project we're featuring here was conceived and carried out by Hometalker

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