Furniture Transformation & DIY Chalk Paint

Happy Friday y’all!! I’m so excited that we finally made it to another weekend!!

I wanted to quickly show y’all an adorable little table that I bought for just $5 at my local thrift shop. With a couple coats of chalk paint, a little distressing, and staging, it sold it in less than an hour! I totally forgot to take a “before” picture, but just imagine it…an ugly brown, dirty, and pretty banged up when I bought it.

And now…Such a cute little table!

To be honest, the best part about transforming pieces of furniture to sell, is that, one, I love doing it, and, two, I love seeing buyers that really love the piece of furniture that I transformed! I have had a couple people message me, days after they bought a piece from me, telling me that they love the piece and hope to buy more from me soon! Such a great feeling and a huge compliment!!

The table that I am working on right now is a beast!!! It has such a darling shape, but the paint it soooo hard to remove. There she is, after I had worked on her for a couple hours! Some projects seem so daunting! Crossing my fingers that she turns out cute!!

And, I wanted to quickly share with y’all the simple DIY chalk paint recipe that I use…Mix equal parts Plaster of Paris powder and water. Once completely combined and smooth, and two times as much paint as you have Plaster of Paris.

I used….

1/2cup Plaster of Paris powder

1/2cup water

2cups paint

**If you want your paint a little thicker, just add less water.

Happy weekend, my friends!!!


Check out where I have linked this project…. Blog link list.

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  1. Emily this table is perfect. Love the bit of sanding.

    Can’t wait to see the one you are working on. I’m sure you will make her pretty again.

    Enjoy your weekend


    1. You’re so sweet!! Thank you, my friend!!!💗

  2. I am not surprised that your clients want to buy more pieces of furniture from you! You do great work! Good luck on the table you are working on now!

    1. You’re so sweet!!! Thank you, my friend!!!💗

  3. Love this! You always find such nice base pieces to work with. I have a harder time doing that cost effectively in my area, it seems. Most of the things that are a good price are that way because even I don’t want them! Haha!

    1. I am lucky, there really are so many good deals to be found where I’m at!

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