Chalk Paint on what?

Even though I love red and it’s different degrees of depth, I’ve wanted to lighten things up.

I have these items, similar in texture and color. One Southern Living ($2.99) from Goodwill. The others from some overly priced home decor store made of stone or something of the sort.

DIY – Paint Your Ceramic Pieces

Prepare your pieces, clean with a degreaser detergent.

Choose your chalk paint, paint with one or two coats.

Finish with a clear wax.

And we all know, how I like to reFresh what I already have.

I used Old White.

I didn’t even remove the coffee beans.

I used this little beauty recently for my snow flake demo.

These guys have been hanging out on the dining table, surrounded by dried flowers, sticks and florals left over from recent door decor.

It’s lighter and brighter around here. And I didn’t have to buy anything new, because I’m stocked up on AS Old White paint.

Have a bright and wonderful day!

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  1. 1
    Sharon says:

    I have been doing the same thing, Debbie! It’s amazing what a change one coat of ASCP old white (or any other color) can do! I’m just kicking myself and wishing I had all the stuff I’ve thrown out through the years! Love your decor!

  2. 2
    Rosemary says:

    Great job unifying these pieces, Debbie. Your table looks lovely.

  3. 3

    They all look fabulous with the AS white paint. Great floral and candle arrangements. Well done. Hugs, Marty

  4. 4
    Anita says:

    Beautiful table! Love what you did with the paint, but I especially love the runner. Beautiful!!

  5. 5
    bonnie says:

    I like using coffee beans around candles for a fall touch. Great idea to use what you have and get a new look. I am probably the last person that hasn’t painted anything with Chalk paint. I have issues with my hands but it is a great look.

  6. 6

    Great look, great job! I like the coffee beans and candles!!

  7. 7
    debbie says:

    Looking gorgeous Debbie all lighter and brighter!

  8. 8

    Great table. Hope you’ll bring your post to Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  9. 9
    Laura says:

    Gorgeous!!! Love the runner! Not sure what chalk paint is (I live in South Africa) but whatever it is they look stunning! Amazing what a lick of paint can do! Just repainted some garden pots green and they look fab so I know how you’re feeling with your refresh! Wishing you happy Fall even tho it’s Spring here ! lol x

  10. 10

    Lovely tablescape! The coffee beans are a great ides! Hope you are having a great weekend!…hugs…Debbie

  11. 11
    kathy says:

    I have those same candle sticks… wee gotta try it!

  12. 12
    Mandy says:

    Great idea with the coffee beans! Your table is beautiful and the candle stick turned out great!

  13. 13
    Sandy says:

    Amazing what a coat of paint will do!

  14. 14
    Linda@Coastal Charm says:

    Beautiful tablescape…lovin’ the lighter look Debbie!!


  15. 15
    Allison says:

    They look great together. The chalk paint leaves such a nice finish.

    Dropping by from Met Monday.

    Interview with Shabby Chic Rachel Ashwell

  16. 16
    Cindy says:

    Don’t you just love AS chalk paint! Beautiful tablescape and love your great finds!

  17. 17

    Dropping by from Met Monday – love what you did here. Have yet to explore AS Chalk Paint, but it’s definitely on my list! Thanks for posting. Liz

  18. 18

    Gotta love that ASCP, Debbie! I’ve never worked with such wonderful paint in all my life! Your tablescape looks beautiful! :)

    xoxo laurie

  19. 19
    Elaine Gage says:

    Looks so fresh! The detail shows up so much better, too. I am ready to try it, and like you, I wish I had some of my old stuff back!

  20. 20

    The new coat of paint freshened things up. Lovely tablescape :)

  21. 21
    Vicky says:

    Very nice transformation :) ASCP is the best, I’m in the process of doing the same thing with some of my accessories, love the coffee bean idea.

  22. 22
    Carrie says:

    I am with you… I have been seeing so many wonderful “non-furniture” make makeovers with the ASCP and I am lovin’ it! I want to pull my can of ASCP old white out and paint everything in sight. ha ha

    PS. I really like your blog design. Easy and simple to navigate and easy on the eyes!!

  23. 23
    Leigh says:

    I love the book leaves! It goes to show that a table can be warm and inviting without any reds. I am a new follower. :)

  24. 24

    Hello Debbie,

    I love this!! You already know where I stand on ASCP…I’m addicted to it ;->

    Enjoy the day!

    janet xox

  25. 25
    Tammy says:

    Love how you brightened things up! So pretty. I’m on my way to get chalk paint today. I’ve been holding out just b/c I’m not a diy’er but guess I’ll join the club!

  26. 26

    Love love love this!


  27. 27

    Love ’em white, Debbie! They are definitely refreshed! I haven’t tried anything other than furniture yet with my Annie Sloan paint, but I have a few things I’d like to try.

  28. 28

    I just love what you’ve done! I’ve GOT to get some of that paint! And I love the old white color! ♥

  29. 29

    Very pretty and a great tablescape. I have not been lucky enough to try chalk paint yet. I have so many pieces that would look wonderful with some chalk paint magic.

  30. 30

    And you reFresh so creatively!

  31. 31

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

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