As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, the Jowett family's basement gets a huge redesign. The use of white pickets in the staircase echoes the open feeling; contrasted by black chalk paint, adding a dynamic architectural detail to the room. Black chalk paint is repeated on the doors of the utility closet giving the kids loads of room for creativity.
Given how much they love nooks and crannies, kids won't be able to resist this little bedroom upstairs. A blue daybed instantly enlivens the neutral walls, while chalkboard paint allows the owners to leave their kiddos some cute messages.
In this traditional lounge designed with Napoleon in mind, chalk paint becomes a thoughtful medium for capturing Old World details on a modern canvas. A gold velvet sofa and ruby-colored slipper chair pair well with a swirling mirror, making the space seem large and luxurious.
A cluster of wire-cage pendant lights hangs over a dark wood round kitchen table in this cozy Country breakfast nook. The space is filled with natural light, thanks to adjustable plantation shutters. Nearby chalk paint calendars make it easy to keep track of busy schedules.
Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with WAKE + LOOM Design found an affordable solution for clients who did not have the budget to rip out the outdated fireplace tile from the 1980s. They chalk painted it instead, using FarmHouse Paint. "It gave it a great modern feel for very little money spent," Eisenhart says.
Wine charms can be a great way to label party guests' glasses — if you could just find them! Sabrina Soto has a better way: Paint the base of wineglasses with chalkboard paint, then set out chalk so each partygoer can monogram their stemware.
Part of the charm in a true farmhouse is the way old pieces are given new life or new purpose. You can bring cozy comfort to an old table with a fresh coat of chalk paint. Pair with mixed-and-matched chairs, and then top the table with a jar filled with fresh flowers to complete your farmhouse look.
With some chicken wire and white chalk paint, craft blogger Amy Gregson transformed her builder-grade oak cabinets into her dream farmhouse kitchen. “It really lightened the space up and gave it a ton of personality,” she says. “It makes me smile every time I walk in there!” She paired the white upper cabinets with dark lower cabinets and bright-white countertops.
This sweet bedroom is a dream for a little girl who loves to play and read. Pale pink walls, a woven rug and a chalk-painted bed add loads of charm. Roman shades were fashioned from Pottery Barn drapes so all the window treatments would match. Hand-me-down baby blankets were repurposed as throw pillows for the pint-sized window seat.