Here are a few projects I've done:
I used latex paint on the China cabinet. I roughly sanded it and primed it and then added 2 layers of paint.
This picture doesn't do this little table justice. It's an earth tone greenish/blue and adds a lot of character to my living room. My husband hasn't caught onto the "rough" paint look and said it looks like I missed a few spots. He'll catch on soon enough.
This beauty has always been a favorite piece. It belonged to my in-laws. The wood had chipped some and with our dark brown couch, it got lost in the mix in our living room. I brightened it up with a coat of white chalk paint.
This is my $20 find on a yard sale page. Luckily, I knew the seller of the table and chairs and he gave me a great deal. Our dinning area is a bit small, and the table we had was a bit large. I was worried that this table was going to be too small, but once I got it into the dinning area, I fell in love. I sanded the top and stained it a dark cherry/espresso color. I then used antique white chalk paint and painted the chairs and bottom parts of the table. I sealed the top of the table to polyethylene. I love how the table has little drawers!