Before & After: Dated to Modern

This week’s before & after comes from Stylish Patina fan Karen. You won’t believe the gorgeous transformation she pulled off with a can of chalk paint. Take it away Karen!

“I have lived in Burke, VA for 30+ years. I retired 5 years ago to care for two elderly mothers (who both recently passed away) – so I’m in the process of redefining my new life goals. I’ve had a life-long interest in design, decor and transforming cast-offs into treasures,” Karen said.

“My husband is in the process of selling his mother’s house – and we didn’t want to spend a lot of money on staging – so I visited your store and purchased some Annie Sloan Chalk paint. I give my mother-in-law’s old dining set a new look with two coats of Country Grey chalk paint with minor distressing on the edges. The doors were removed (& holes filled) on the china cabinet and the piece was repurposed as a book/display case in the living room. Painting the dining chair upholstery (Versailles) really helped to refresh & transform the overall look inexpensively- and it was SO easy!”

Check out the these before shots submitted by Karen…

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Now….wait for it…check out these after shots of Karen’s transformation, seriously she took these dated, clunky pieces of furniture and made them look so modern and fresh. Chalk paint is such a smart & inexpensive way to give life to new furniture.

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Bravo Karen! Feeling inspired? Pick up a can of chalk paint and a brush at our retail store or online shop. And swing by the Rough Luxe market this weekend to find some gems – its open Friday & Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 12-3.

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2 Responses to Before & After: Dated to Modern

  1. Terry says:

    What a great makeover! You did a lovely job 🙂 I would be so happy if you would share this makeover at my making broken beautiful party beginning this evening. Submissions begin at 6:00 PM (mst). I hope you were able to join in 🙂 you too lovely work


  2. Terry says:

    Sorry! That should read… You do lovely work 🙂
    Darn AutoCorrect! 🙂 I hope you have a great day!

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