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Easy Painted Thrift Store Furniture with Chalk Finish!

Amy put her own touches on a vintage valet with this thrift store furniture revamp – she shows you how with a beautiful shade of chalk paint.

Amy put her own touches on a vintage valet with this thrift store furniture revamp - she shows you how with a beautiful shade of chalk paint.

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!

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Thrift Store DIY Furniture

Supplies needed:

  • Your favorite wooden furniture find
  • Damp cleaning cloth
  • Chalk paint & paintbrush
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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.

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Amy put her own touches on a vintage valet with this thrift store furniture revamp - she shows you how with a beautiful shade of chalk paint.

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.

Amy put her own touches on a vintage valet with this thrift store furniture revamp - she shows you how with a beautiful shade of chalk paint.
Amy put her own touches on a vintage valet with this thrift store furniture revamp - she shows you how with a beautiful shade of chalk paint.

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.

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