Transforming Old Chair with Chalk Paint

This post is sponsored by Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint.  As always all ideas, projects and opinions are 100% my own.

I may be a little late to the game, but I just finished my first project using chalk paint, and I’m in LOVE!  I had this old chair that was sitting outside and taking a beating from the elements outside and wanted to give it new life.

Happy Fall Yall Porch Decor with Chalk Paint Chair

I wanted something bright and cheerful and decided on this gorgeous color from Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint.  It’s called treasure, doesn’t it remind you of the ocean?

Treasure Chalky Finish Paint

This really was an easy painting project and totally satisfying to complete in just a few hours.  I mean really, who has time to sit around and watch paint dry all day?

Painted Chalky Finish Chair

My chair was in rough shape so I gave it a quick sanding to remove the chipped and peeling paint.

Rustic Chair

I used a synthetic brush to paint the chalky finish paint on my old chair.  It went on so smoothly, I really was surprised out how even it coated and covered everything.  Bonus, it dries super fast too…perfect for impatient crafters like me.  🙂

Painting Chair with DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint

After the paint was dry, I lightly sanded it to rough it up a bit and give it some character.

Sanding Chair

Finally, I used the cream wax to add a protective coat to my beautiful new old chair.

DecoArt Creme Wax

I couldn’t be happier with how this project turned out and I have no idea what took me so long to jump on the chalky finish paint bandwagon!

I haven’t quite decided on a home for my new chair, but for now I love having this bright pop of color infused with touches of fall on my porch to greet guest.

Happy Fall Yall Porch Decor_Giggles Galore

Fall Porch Decor and Painted Chair

Happy Fall Yall Sign

For more chalk paint ideas and inspiration visit the DecoArt Chalky Finish website.  And if you’re impatient like me and can’t wait to give this awesome stuff a try you can find Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint at Home Depot, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, A.C. More and other stores.

Have you used chalk paint before?  I’d love to hear what projects you’ve transformed with chalk paint so leave a comment below and share them with me!

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. I love how your project came out! Perfect mix of colors for a beautiful fall porch.

  2. Super cute, Mariah!

  3. Impressive Mariah! Love the POP of color it adds to your front home walkway. Gorgeous and you have inspired me to do something with an old chair we have.

  4. I love the pictures! The chair texture and color just made everything POP on your front home walkway! We are definitely INSPIRED!

  5. I absolutely love the color you chose! It looks so fun and colorful, and perfect with the fall colors–but it’ll also look good with winter, and spring, and summer… So lovely!

  6. Oh my goodness! What a fabulous look for fall. That treasure blue is great with fall colors…. I will be keeping this in mind as I love painting in September….. Thank you so much for throwing such a lovely party…. Have a great week! 🙂
    xox, Crystelle

  7. Amazing what a fresh coat of paint will do!! Love the colors.

  8. The chair looks great! I haven’t used this paint yet but I think you’re inspiring me to think of some projects this Fall!

  9. I’ve been wanting to try chalk paint for some time now! Love this color…might have to try it out this fall!

  10. I love the blue – what an awesome project. Looks great for fall!

  11. This turned out so gorgeous! Inspired!

  12. I love this! I have a very old chair that my great-grandfather built by hand (complete with a cowhide seat) that really needs a facelift. I already have it sitting near my entry waiting for a transformation so it can hold a basket of fall mums. I couldn’t decide how I wanted to approach it, but I think this is exactly what I need to do! Your chair turned out beautifully, and your project is so inspiring!
    Thanks for sharing, and for linking up at Wake Up Wednesday. Pinning and sharing on my FB page today!

  13. I really love that color of blue!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  14. I love it. This color is perfect!

  15. So cute. Thanks for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  16. This turned out very nice! I love the color you used. Wonderful pictures with a lovely autumn setting.
    Thank you for sharing!


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