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15 Instagram chalk paint projects to inspire you to upcycle

When she's not writing, Claire Gillespie can most often be found wiping snotty noses, picking up Lego, taking photos of her cat or doing headstands.

Give your home a little shabby chic with a chalk paint furniture project

From SheKnows UK
If you’re into shabby chic decor and haven’t yet discovered the joys of chalk painting you’re in for a treat.

Chalk painting has been around for a long time — Annie Sloan started producing her popular chalk paint around 20 years ago — but it’s only been in the past few years that it has experienced an enormous surge in popularity.

Much of this is due to the growing online communities of designers, crafters and decor enthusiasts, who love to share their projects and pictures on social media. Check out these awesome Instagrammed chalk-painted items — all the inspiration you need to have a go yourself.

1. A kitchen chair is a perfect first chalk-paint project

A photo posted by Allison (@allison_sadler_) on

Courtesy: Allison/Instagram

2. Bringing shabby chic to the bedroom

Courtesy: Jessica Anderson/Instagram

3. The chalkboard effect

Courtesy: Sandy Palmer Painter Australia/Instagram

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4. A corner cabinet transformed

A photo posted by Linzi (@linziscarsella) on

Courtesy: Linzi/Instagram

5. An old chair brought to life

A photo posted by Yaiza (@yaiza_skywalker) on

Courtesy: Yaiza/Instagram

6. Because shabby chic doesn't have to mean pastels

Courtesy: Junor Designs/Instagram

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7. Adding interest with floral panels

Courtesy: The English Home/Instagram

8. Stylish and elegant

Courtesy: Claire aka The Shabby Chick/Instagram

9. The perfect statement piece

A photo posted by Charity Cox (@chairbear10) on

Courtesy: Charity Cox/Instagram

10. Seaside-inspired stripes

Courtesy: Evolving Drawers/Instagram

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11. Rustic meets turquoise

Courtesy: Evolving Drawers/Instagram

12. A kitchen table update

Courtesy: Brittany Busby Chumney/Instagram

13. Chalk paint works on marble too

A photo posted by The Owl Box (@owlboxvintage) on

Courtesy: The Owl Box/Instagram

14. Shabby chic meets glitz and glamour

Courtesy: Elizabeth Collectibles/Instagram

15. Purple power

Courtesy: Yadder Madrigal/Instagram

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