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Learn How To Create A Vintage Look On Furniture

Have you wanted to learn how to create a vintage look on furniture? Look no further. Learn how to use mineral chalk paint to create a vintage look! I also repainted this piece, which was already painted. This desk was my daughters but she stole that coral desk I did previous made over (see below).

You need to see how I transformed this desk! * This post may contain affiliate links. If you choose to purchase from one of these links, I could make a commission at no charge to you.

Supply List

  1. Stamperia Decoupage Paper- Hot Air Balloons

  2. Surf Prep Sanding Kit (Use coupon code BELLARENOVARE10 )

Extreme Desk Makeover: Vintage Look On Furniture

This desk was my daughters and now it is suppose to be my sons. It has good bones but she defintley used this piece. Painted, drawing, creating slime on it for years. She created her own vintage look on furniture, just not the kind we want 🙂

painted desk

The Before (Super Loved and Destroyed Desk)

Prepping Already Painted Furniture

When I repaint painted furniture, I sand AND clean. I use a higher grit paper to scuff sand and knock down the imperfections. This will give the paint a good surface to adhere to. Once I am finished sanding, I clean really well with White Lightning. As a result the furniture will have a great base to start with to repaint.

sanding and cleaning painted furniture

Creating A Vintage Look On Furniture

Creating a vintage look on furniture starts with your color choices and design choice. I also used Stamperia’s rice paper in hot air balloon. Rice paper has a vintage look to it which helps achieve this theme on furniture.

painting vintage look on furniture

Decoupaging To Create A Vintage Look On Furniture

In order to create a vintage look on furniture, decoupage is a wonderful technique to help achieve this. I like to use Satin Clear Coat to decoupage on painted furniture. The first step when decoupaging is to actually cut and fit your paper to the furniture. Once you have the paper cut and fitted, you will need to actually decoupage it. This paper was perfect to create a vintage look on furniture. The first step is painting a layer of the satin clear coat. Afterwards, place the paper down on the furniture. Once you have your paper in the correct place, you will paint the clear coat on top of the paper. As a result you will have a sealed rice paper. You can wait for the paper to dry and add another layer of the clear coat.

Vintage Look On Furniture with decoupaging

Adding Texture

I used cheap chip brushes for this next part. Using Stormy Seas, Vintage Duck Egg, and Coffee Bean I used a stippling method around the edges of the rice paper. I also did this around the edges of the drawers. This helped create a vintage look on furniture.

YouTube Video!

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Final Result!

I would love to hear what you think in the comments. I hope you enjoy this blog as well as the video 🙂 Happy Creating!

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