15 Instagram chalk paint projects to inspire you to upcycle

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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2. Bringing shabby chic to the bedroom


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3. The chalkboard effect

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4. A corner cabinet transformed

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5. An old chair brought to life

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

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7. Adding interest with floral panels


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8. Stylish and elegant


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9. The perfect statement piece

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10. Seaside-inspired stripes

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11. Rustic meets turquoise

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12. A kitchen table update


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13. Chalk paint works on marble too

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14. Shabby chic meets glitz and glamour


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15. Purple power

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