The first five of these photos are from a project I did in Sun Valley, Idaho. The home has the feel of old nordic homes and all the furniture pieces were chalk painted.
Chalk paint is not chalkboard paint but a special flat and sandable paint to get that shabby chic antiqued look. It is a many layered process.
The pieces are first stained and then painted several times in different colors and then sanded to allow those different layers to appear.
Finally the pieces are waxed, first with a clear wax and lastly with a dark wax, and buffed to a soft and durable finish.
A toy storage cupboard was painted with a Prince and Princess above a roaring fire.
Gold paint frames the bird vinette on these closet doors.
A child's set of table and chairs, is just one of many pieces of children's furniture I have painted over the years.
A set of drawers is transformed into a treasure chest with a little paint magic.
I was challenged by this request to copy a chinoiserie antique table. This was a raw wood table, a raised design was applied, and then the black paint was sprayed over the entire table. I then added the gold leaf paint and the entire piece was clear coated several times to give the lacqured look.