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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


Courtesy: Allison/Instagram

2. Bringing shabby chic to the bedroom

https://instagram.com/p/6VgHdKxmOK/
Courtesy: Jessica Anderson/Instagram

3. The chalkboard effect


Courtesy: Sandy Palmer Painter Australia/Instagram

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4. A corner cabinet transformed


Courtesy: Linzi/Instagram

5. An old chair brought to life


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

https://instagram.com/p/6buXyEgM0Z/
Courtesy: The English Home/Instagram

8. Stylish and elegant

https://instagram.com/p/6bjeJYFrY4/
Courtesy: Claire aka The Shabby Chick/Instagram

9. The perfect statement piece


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

https://instagram.com/p/6bLZ4nv86e/
Courtesy: Brittany Busby Chumney/Instagram

13. Chalk paint works on marble too


Courtesy: The Owl Box/Instagram

14. Shabby chic meets glitz and glamour

https://instagram.com/p/6aqHkkNgoH/
Courtesy: Elizabeth Collectibles/Instagram

15. Purple power


Courtesy: Yadder Madrigal/Instagram

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