This amazing chalk-painted secretary and carved back armchair were both bland factory pieces until a little creativity and flair were added with wallpaper and fabric scraps, some fancy braid and new knobs fashioned from glass seed beads.

A vintage rehabbed piece like this desk can look great with a standing globe, folding screen made with wooden shutters, and this Oval Office desk chair.

Make a dream bedroom in shabby chic style with a vintage brass bed, three drawer vanity table, cabriole leg chair, some fabric scraps, lace and chalk paint.

A simple mahogany tray table can be a focal point if you chalk-paint and distress it, and then decoupage a floral print with mod podge.

Old vintage lace, chalk paint, and a scrap of wallpaper transformed these factory pieces into a shabby chic ensemble that would give your dollhouse a touch of serene class.

Shabby chic a spinning wheel with chalk paint and a gingham bow to be a cute accessory.

Wallpaper replaces the fruit decal on this chalk-painted kitchen table. Paint and recover some chairs to complete the set.

This little cabriole leg side table looks great in a coat of chalk-paint. The mahogany finish underneath peeks through the distressed areas. It works equally well on this Victorian settee that has been covered in coordinating chalk paint mixed 2-1 with fabric medium and vintage lace.

Boring mahogany armchairs look fabulous when painted and distressed with new fabric on the seats.

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