15 Instagram chalk paint projects to inspire you to upcycle

Aug 14, 2015 at 2:28 p.m. ET

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

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Courtesy: Allison/Instagram

2. Bringing shabby chic to the bedroom

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Courtesy: Jessica Anderson/Instagram

3. The chalkboard effect

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Courtesy: Sandy Palmer Painter Australia/Instagram

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4. A corner cabinet transformed

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Courtesy: Linzi/Instagram

5. An old chair brought to life

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Courtesy: Yaiza/Instagram

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

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Courtesy: Junor Designs/Instagram

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7. Adding interest with floral panels

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Courtesy: The English Home/Instagram

8. Stylish and elegant

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Courtesy: Claire aka The Shabby Chick/Instagram

9. The perfect statement piece

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Courtesy: Charity Cox/Instagram

10. Seaside-inspired stripes

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Courtesy: Evolving Drawers/Instagram

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11. Rustic meets turquoise

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Courtesy: Evolving Drawers/Instagram

12. A kitchen table update

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Courtesy: Brittany Busby Chumney/Instagram

13. Chalk paint works on marble too

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Courtesy: The Owl Box/Instagram

14. Shabby chic meets glitz and glamour

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Courtesy: Elizabeth Collectibles/Instagram

15. Purple power

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Courtesy: Yadder Madrigal/Instagram

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