Furniture Inspiration with Dixie Belle Paint

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Today’s post is a round-up of painted furniture in every color of the rainbow (plus a few more), using Dixie Belle chalk mineral paint.  These were all painted by me in styles from farmhouse to cottage to boho to industrial.  I experiment a lot! 

I hope you enjoy these colors, techniques and styles and feel inspired by something you find here.  You can order these paints HERE.

Before we jump into all these beautiful colors, grab your free guide to all of Dixie Belle’s products by clicking the picture:

Red Painted Furniture

This antique dresser was converted to a Coffee bar with a chalkboard in Barn Red with Van Dyke Brown glaze over it.

red coffee bar

I love a pop of red, like this farmhouse dresser, also in Barn Red but without glaze this time.

Red Farmhouse Dresser

My client purchased this old radio cabinet we converted into a French Printer Cabinet.  This was Honky Tonk Red blended with Aubergine.

radio cabinet after

Pink Furniture

I loved adding some girly detail to this big box store nursery changing table with WoodUBend appliques and Soft Pink.  Rozay and Gold Digger metallics were also used to add some glam.

changing table side w shelves

Isn’t this child’s rocker precious?  It was painted for a little girl named Rose in the color Tea Rose

child rocker after

Orange Furniture

This was a recent project I did because I realized I had no orange in my portfolio.  The outcome was this Southwestern style Boho Trunk painted in Rusty Nail.  It got a raised stencil accented with Buttercream, and shading around the edges in Coffee Bean.  Check out that hardware patina!  Actual rust to go with the Rusty Nail color.

sw boho coffee table front

I used Terracotta on this Boho Style End Table (gorgeous with copper accents!), and it also incorporates Mermaid Tail green.

boho end table side

Yellow Furniture

This Half Round Table was a piece I did for my own home, using Colonel Mustard and Rebel Yellow.  I also added scrap pieces of transfers and some brown wax for shading.

yellow accent table top view

Those colors made a re-appearance as a pop of color inside this custom Farmhouse Bookshelf.

farmhouse bookshelf interior

Green Furniture

You can tell green is one of “my” colors because I’ve used a variety of them. 

This adorable Vintage Accent Table was painted in Evergreen, and then glazed with Van Dyke brown.

green table pinterest

This little cabinet went through several paint jobs, but it ended up Kudzu.  This is a lush grass green color with a slight gray undertone that is really pleasing.  I added metallic paints, waxes and transfers to this one as well.

green cabinet tray out

You won’t believe the before and after of this dresser!  It was very dark and dated, so I painted it with a light sage-y green called Spanish Moss.  It also got some wood appliques and transfers.  This makeover really shows the power of paint!

green dresser with mouldings

This Mid-Century Modern China Cabinet was painted Farmhouse Green.  It sold as a display piece for a retail store.

MCM china cabinet after

I had 4 of these sturdy wood Cottage Chairs.  I painted two of them in Sea Glass, and two in Vintage Duck Egg.

cottage chairs after

Blue Furniture

If you don’t know this about me, blue is my favorite color.  So much so that I’ve already done a blog post dedicated to the blue furniture I have painted. Here are a few examples of pieces you’ll find in that post.

mcm credenza front
blue secretary desk
Dixie Blue dresser shading technique

And here’s a little bonus project for you in Antebellum Blue:

tote with WoodUBend

Purple Furniture

By far my favorite purple for furniture is Aubergine.  I had a client who loves purple and requested it on this giant vintage desk and chair.  Here it is blended with Driftwood gray for a highlight, and a floral transfer is added.  This was my first transfer ever!  I went big. 

furniture transfer desk after

Gray Furniture

Dixie Belle has a pretty wide range of grays to choose from. 

These Mis-matched Nightstands are painted in Driftwood.  Aren’t they perfectly farmhouse?

nightstands before & after

The Manatee Gray on these Romantic Shabby Chic tables really helped bring out the ornate details.  Distressing and white wax also helped with that.

pair of shabby chic side tables

Here’s a project I just finished up for my son’s bedroom.  His dresser is painted in Hurricane Gray, and black and silver waxes added for a brushed metal look. 

industrial dresser right

This Elegant Gray Buffet went to a favorite repeat client of mine.  It was painted in Gravel Road, and black glaze added depth.

gray buffet after

These Dining Chairs were also done in Gravel Road.  Isn’t that Waverly fabric pretty?

2 chairs after

White Furniture

I’ve probably painted more white furniture than anything else.  And I get it; sometimes you need neutral pieces.  Not every piece can be a statement piece or pop of color.  Here’s a blog post dedicated to all the whites and creams I’ve used, and a few examples you’ll find in that post.

chalk painted end table set
bombe coffee table
desk back
hexagon table front
buffet transformation

Black Furniture

Black is also a neutral, and there’s an old decorating adage that you need some black in every room to ground it. 

This classic Sofa table was painted Caviar.  I probably would have chosen gold hardware, but my client chose silver and I like that as well.

sofa table side view

Outdated Kitchen stools also look great in Caviar.

kitchen stools after

You can learn how to paint laminate here, with a farmhouse-style end table in Caviar as well. 

laminate table after

French Linen

I wasn’t sure what heading French Linen falls under.  It is taupe?  Is it gray?  Either way, here are a couple pieces in French Linen.

It’s gorgeous with a stained wood top, and really accents the beautiful shape of this entry table.

french linen entry table

And it is the perfect classic color for a dining set as well.

dining table no leaves

If you made it all the way to the end of this post, THANK YOU!  You’re a trooper!  If you felt inspired, you can order any and all of these Dixie Belle chalk paint colors HERE.  Have fun painting, and please share your finished projects with me; I’d love to see what you’ve done!

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Dixie Belle colors

6 thoughts on “Furniture Inspiration with Dixie Belle Paint”

  1. There are so many awesome projects here I can’t pick just one as my favorite! Two I love are the changing table and the boho end table. I really love Dixie Belle paint, too. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

    1. Shannon says:

      Wow, thanks Kathleen! xo Shannon

      1. Katie T. says:

        Hiya!! Beautiful work! What colors are on the mirror above the French Linen entry table? Thank you!!

        1. Shannon says:

          Hi Katie, On the frame I used the patina paints. I believe it was the copper paint with the blue spray. They are awesome! xo Shannon

  2. I’ve been thinking of painting a few pieces in my house. Seeing all those pretty pieces is encouraging me.

    1. Shannon says:

      Thanks! That’s great; I hope to encourage and inspire with the projects I share here! xo Shannon

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