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Chalk paint is not the same as chalkboard paint. It can be used in different ways and with different techniques. When using chalk paint, you can create an aged appearance or easily distress what you're painting.

Using chalk paint to paint furniture, walls and more The best thing about using chalk paint is that there is little to no prep work. You can use different brushes and sponges when painting with chalk paint. Items you can chalk paint are only limited by your imagination. We found some great pieces that have been chalk painted and wanted to share them with you.

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The Restoration Roost

Using Chalk Paint by The Restoration Roost chalk painted walls One of the unique chalk painted things we found was over on Tracy's blog The Restoration Roost. Believe it or not, Tracy painted her walls with chalk paint. They turned out beautiful and looked new and clean. She used Amy Howard at Home chalk paint in Bauhaus Buff color. If you want tips on how to paint a room like a professional, check out this post on how to paint a room.

Old Salt Farm

Using Chalk Paint by Old Salt Farm chalk painted piano Sometimes painting a family heirloom or vintage piece takes a lot of courage like Kierste did on this piano. She used white latex paint mixed with BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder. Once you lay eyes on how stunning this piano turned out after it was chalk painted, you might muster up the nerve. If you're looking to give your home a farmhouse look, you can do so by using chalk paint on a few pieces of furniture.

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Liv & Market

Using Chalk Paint by Liv & Market chalk painted buffet Izzy and Mel have transformed this home office credenza into a 9-foot long buffet. The dual tone of this piece is breathtaking. Using chalk paint transforms otherwise drab pieces in your home.

Farmhouse by Design

Using Chalk Paint by Farmhouse by Design chalk painted hutch If you're looking for a piece to hold your Rae Dunn stash, consider a hutch. But don't just settle for a natural wood hutch. Consider painting with chalk paint to make the furniture a statement piece in your house. This hutch is painted with Annie Sloan's Pure White chalk paint.

Shabby Chic Charming 

Using Chalk Paint by Shabby Chic Charming chalk painted vanity A vanity with a chair is trending just like using chalk paint to give these old fashioned pieces of furniture new lives. A little sanding gives chalk painted pieces a vintage look. The Annie Sloan Pure White chalk paint also lightens up an otherwise dark wood piece.

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Hopefully, we have gotten your creative juices flowing, and you're looking around your home at which piece you'd like to chalk paint. Don't be afraid to try using chalk paint. It's simple and gives your furniture (or walls) a fresh new look. Milk paint is different from chalk paint but gives a similar look. If you're interested in seeing how to paint with milk paint, we show you how over on this how to paint with milk paint post.

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MerryLee Brady

Tuesday 30th of October 2018

VERY nice sight, can't wait for new postings.

Linda McDonald

Tuesday 30th of October 2018

Thank you!