DIY Thrift Shop Hutch Chalk Finish Makeover + tons of decorating projects.

folkart chalk paint distress paint jo-ann fabrics

We love making over furniture with paint and mod podge!  This thrift shop hutch was perfect for creating that old distressed look FolkArt Chalk.  Head over to your local Jo-Ann Fabrics or visit them online for more scoop.

Video HOW TO!!

Have a peek at some our our featured projects….

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IMG_1592Love how the paint worked on ceramics.


Really great on glass!


Faux Patina!


Works good with stencils too!


FolkArt Chalk works great on paper mache too!


Here is the Chalk finish on clay pots.


I love layering the colors!!!

Thanks! xo

Cathie and Steve

DIY Video: Ikea Lack Table Hack with Mod Podge

Bold and modern, this flower power table started out as a $7.00 Lack Table from IKEA! The bold painted pattern is achieved with pebble stencils.  The flowers are cut from wrapping paper and then they are attached with Mod Podged to the table top.  The whole top is sealed with a clear spray sealant.

Watch how we did it!


Materials to Gather:
White Parsons table (Ours was from Ikea)
Low tack painters tape
FolkArt Painting Stencils – Small – Pebble Background
Roller foam paintbrush
FolkArt Artists Pigments™ – Pure Black, 2 oz.
Mod Podge Professional Tool Set
Mod Podge Gloss
Foam paintbrushes
Decorative paper in bold flower print
Patricia Nimocks™ Clear Acrylic Sealers – Matte, 6 oz.


1. If needed prep the table by cleaning it, sanding it or applying a coat of spray primer.

2. Position the painting template stencil on the corner edge of the table. Use low tack tape to hold in position.

3. Using Pure Black and a foam roller brush, roll the paint over the template. Carefully peel the template and allow the section to dry. Reposition the template on the table, overlapping the edges. Continue until the entire table is covered.

4. Cut bold flower shapes from decorative paper. Using a foam paintbrush, apply Mod Podge to the back of the paper, place onto the table, use a brayer to smooth the paper and remove any air bubbles. Allow to dry and continue until the entire table is covered.

5. Add three layers of clear coat to the table top to protect the design.

Ikea Lack Table Makeover with Mod Podge

Ikea Table Makeover Mod Podge

Ikea Hack: Lack Table Makeover with Mod Podge
Ikea lack Table
Ikea Lack Table – 7$

Small table (The one pictured is Lack from Ikea)
Fine grit sandpaper
Paper towel or clean cloth rag
Blue painters tape
Latex paint
Paint roller and tray
Large piece of cardstock or poster board
Large bowl (ours was about 11.5 inches in diameter)
Several pieces of large scrapbook paper, cardstock, or colored poster board
Mod Podge
Glossy Polyurethane
Two medium to large sized foam paintbrushes
Aluminum foil
Craft knife


Tracning with a bowl

1. You can use any type of shape to decorate your table – circles, triangles, flower shapes, etc. We used a rounded diamond shape. To make a template for this shape, use a yardstick to draw a straight line across the length of the large piece of cardstock or poster board, and draw another line across the width of the paper that intersects with the first line, so that your paper is divided into four sections. Use the large bowl to draw an arc in each section of the paper. Cut your diamond out and trim about 1/8 to 1/4 inches off of each point to create blunt edges. This will make it easier to use the template.

2. Using your template, trace several shapes onto the paper you have chosen for the table and cut them out. The size of your table will determine the number of cutouts you need.

3. Sand the top of the table with fine grit sandpaper. Wipe away the dust with a clean towel or rag.

4. Use painters’ tape to tape off the vertical edges of the table. Apply one to two coats of primer to the top of the table with a paint roller, allowing it to dry in between coats. After primer has dried, apply one to two coats of latex paint to the tabletop, allowing it to dry in between coats. Allow to dry completely before moving on to step 4.

Apply Mod Podge

5. With a large foam brush, brush over the back of each shape with Mod Podge and place them down on the table, corner to corner. Smooth out air bubbles as you go along. Brush decoupage medium on the entire tabletop. Allow to dry and apply a second coat. Trim away any shapes hanging over the edges.

Top-coat with Mod Podge

6. Once the second coat of decoupage medium is completely dry, brush on a coat of glossy polyurethane on the tabletop, using the foam brush. Allow to dry. Apply a second coat.

7. Allow the second coat of polyurethane to dry for 2-4 hours before removing the blue tape. You may need a craft knife to help remove the tape.

Cathie Filian Steve Piacenza Ikea


Cathie and Steve