Hi, it’s Amy from Maker Mama! Today I’m sharing an easy no-fuss way to update any thrift store furniture. I stumbled across this vintage valet, typically used for men, and decided to adopt it to hold some of my own accessories at home. If there’s one thing I love more than scoring a great vintage find, it’s putting my own personal touch on it! Read on to see what it originally looked like and how quick it was to pretty it up!
- Your favorite wooden furniture find
- Damp cleaning cloth
- Chalk paint & paintbrush
Start by giving your piece a good wipe down. There’s no sanding needed when you use chalk paint (yay!), but you do want to make sure it’s fairly clean.
Then all you need to do is paint! I did one heavy layer, touching up any thin spots as I went. The color evens out beautifully and dries super quick. I finished the whole thing in about 45 minutes.
Now I have a place to hang my hat! You can also use a vintage valet like this to hang long necklaces, scarves, or your dress for the next day. And if you loved this project then check out my upcycled vanity cabinet using chalk paint, too. Be sure to visit me over at Maker Mama for more creative reuse ideas and tune in to The Maker View podcast, for my interviews with makers and creatives from across the spectrum–including Amy Anderson herself!