Furniture Makeover Chalk Paint a Goodwill Chair


Use chalk paint to revamp a chair


I decided one day to take a little trip to the local goodwill and see if I could find any good finds. Guess what?  I always find something I just think I can’t live without and this time around it was no different. I found a beautiful banker’s chair just waiting for me to take home! I did not even think about it twice and just drove it home.

 How to paint a piece of furniture with Chalk Paint

Once it was home I had to decide what I wanted to do with it. I did not want to spray paint. I choose to do my home made chalk paint and paint it.


The great thing about using chalk paint is that I don’t have to sand the chair and it’s all about just painting and not worrying about all the mess of sanding.

 Goodwill makeover

I made my home made chalk paint with black paint I got at my local hardware store. If you would like to know more about my home made chalk paint you can find it here.

 how to use chalk paint

I applied about two coats of chalk paint and let it dry.  Once it was dried I just used a wet cloth and rubbed off the paint the selected areas. I wanted the chair to look used and I rubbed the chalk paint off in the areas where it would be well used.  Now the chair has a little chic look.


I then applied a sealer coat on the chair to make sure they chalk paint will not continue to come off with wear.

What do you think? What will you use your home made chalk paint on?

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