Chalk Paint Makeover on Goodwill Find

 Chalk Paint Makeover

Do you shop at thrift stores? For a long time, I didn’t shop in thrift stores, because I thought I wouldn’t find anything that I wanted. But after seeing lots of other bloggers sharing their thrifting finds I was inspired to give thrifting a try. So far my favorite thrift store is Goodwill. I’ve tried a few other thrift stores, but in my area, Goodwill has the best prices.

Earlier this year while looking in Goodwill I came across a sturdy wood dining chair for only $6. Before seeing this chair I had been on the hunt for a chair that I could use for my desk. But everything that I actually liked was more than what I was willing to pay for a chair for my desk. So, when I saw this chair at Goodwill I was thrilled to find it for only $6 since it was in a great condition.Chalk Paint Makeover

It needed some new paint, but I enjoy painting furniture so I was excited to take on a new project. While I enjoy painting, I don’t like the idea of sanding furniture. So I set out to find a paint that would require little to no prep. And thanks to Google I learned that chalk paint was just what I was looking for. When using chalk paint all you need to to is clean off your item with a basic cleaner and you are ready to start your project. No sanding, deglossing, or any other prep is required when using chalk paint.

So I headed to Michael’s in search of some blue chalk paint. Since it was right around the new year and I was thinking about what I wanted the mood of 2016 to be.  Blue is a calming color, so I thought it would be nice to start incorporating more blues into my home decor.  I decided to buy the Americana brand of chalk paint in the color Legacy.

Chalk Paint Makeover

I washed my chair with some Murphy Oil Soap. Then after the chair dried, I painted the chair with two coats of paint. Next, I used Americana’s Soft Touch Varnish to seal the chalk paint and to add some gloss. Overall, it was a pretty easy process and I think the chair looks great.

Chalk Paint Makeover

Have you ever attempted a chalk paint makeover?


  • Reply Drea July 26, 2016 at 5:18 am

    The chair came out great, Sonya! It’s my favorite shade of blue, too. I’ve never attempted any type of furniture paint makeover, but I do want to try in the near future. Thanks for sharing your project with us!

    • Reply Sonya August 1, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      This type of chalk paint is really easy to use because you don’t have to do any prep work. I’ve heard milk paint is also another good paint option if you want to skip the prep work.

  • Reply Elba Valverde July 26, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    I love the color you picked! and it’s so much fun that is chalk paint. My little boy would love to doodle on it ha ha
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    • Reply Sonya August 1, 2016 at 6:40 pm

      Thanks!!! I’m not sure why this type of paint is called chalk paint, but it’s not the same as the other paint that you can actually use chalk on. However, my kids would love having a chair that they could write one 🙂

  • Reply Mrs. AOK July 27, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    I would totally (chalk) doodle all over this. 🙂 I love it!! Great job, Sonya. 🙂

    • Reply Sonya August 1, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      I’m not sure why this type of paint is called chalk paint. Because it’s different from the other paint that you can actually use chalk on. But it would be neat it I could doodle on this chair 🙂

  • Reply Tamara July 28, 2016 at 12:45 am

    You did such a good job! Cassidy would be proud because the blue is a bit like his Doctor Who blue so we have a lot of blue paints for DIY stuff around the house.
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    • Reply Sonya August 1, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      Thanks!!! That’s funny that this blue is close to Cassidy’s Doctor Who blue 🙂

  • Reply Debbie August 5, 2016 at 1:58 am

    I kept trying to reply, but could not get it to go through. ?????? Your chair turned out great!

    • Reply Sonya August 18, 2016 at 11:07 pm

      Thanks Debbie 🙂

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