DIY Autumn Accents: The Perfect Fall Touch With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Projects

Fall is a festive time of year that brings with it sweater weather, foliage, and warm apple cider. Autumn also ushers in both the harvest and holiday seasons, delivering ample opportunity for us to update our interior and exterior décor with a little seasonal flair. If you’re looking for a fun and creative way to add DIY autumn accents to your home, consider an Annie Sloan chalk paint project.


The Benefits Of Chalk Paint

Chalk paint often requires zero prepping or sanding on your original pieces to minimize the overall time and effort you’ll exert on your project. Additionally, this unique paint product goes on evenly in just one coat and delivers a fast drying finish so you can enjoy your new interior masterpiece as quickly as possible. Best of all, this popular product is exceptionally user-friendly, making it an ideal option for both veteran and rookie do-it-yourselfers alike.

Chalk paint adheres to a multitude of materials and finishes, making the possibilities of fall art projects virtually endless. Here are several ideas to embrace DIY autumn accents in your home this year.


Pumpkin Painting

Skip the carving ritual and opt instead to paint your pumpkins. Purchase pumpkins in various shapes and sizes to suit the space, select chalk paint in your favorite autumn shades, and let the creativity begin. Use a variety of painting techniques to achieve the right look and finish for your home. If you want to create a painted pumpkin that outlasts a single season, consider buying plastic pieces from your local craft store. Either way, you’ll create a one-of-kind work of art and avoid having to remove pumpkin guts for the ultimate crafting win/win.


Update Your Furniture

For an item with a little more staying power, consider updating some of your furniture pieces around your home. Chalk paint is a very popular way to rejuvenate pieces such as a dresser, end table, headboard, or vanity pieces. This paint offers a unique shabby-chic look to your furniture and can change the entire feel of your room with just a coat or two. Once your new piece is complete (and dry), accent it with faux fur or buffalo plaid pillows and blankets to deliver a warm, autumn vibe.


Mason Jars

Mason jars are a favorite decorative piece – and with good reason. These glass accents offer design versatility in various areas of the home such as the bathroom, kitchen, and living room. They can be used for storage of small items, as a vase to hold your favorite blooms, as a candleholder for your favorite LED lights, or even as your go-to drinking glass. This fall, paint your mason jars in your favorite chalk paint color. Use your new pieces as a vase, creating an arrangement of organic autumn items such as bittersweet springs, colorful foliage, or scented potpourri. Finish with a burlap bow, and you have the perfect accent for countertops, tables, and shelves.

Painted Frames

Painted framed chalkboards are another popular home décor piece. You can utilize chalk paint to make a beautiful wall hanging for any room. Write seasonal messages on the board such as “grateful,” “blessed,” “thankful” and so on. Even after fall ends, these boards can still used as a family message center to displays items such as appointments of the week, the menu for each day, or reminders for various family members.


Take the Chalk Paint Outside

Of course, nothing says chalk paint should only be used inside. Chalk paint can be used on a variety of outdoor furnishings and accents. One beautiful addition to the entryway of your home would be floral planters. Paint a plain planter in a rich, warm, fall color and place mums, small trees, or another autumn plant at the front door to welcome your guests.



Nothing says fall quite like soft candlelight. If you love the look of candles around your home, consider purchasing candleholders in various materials to feature your favorite candles. Wood, metal, and even glass candlesticks can all be painted in fiery oranges, deep reds, and brilliant yellows to add a seasonal accent to virtually any surface or living space.

These are just a few ways you can utilize chalk paint in upcoming fall crafts to add an antique, shabby-chic look in your home with DIY autumn accents. What are your favorite fall décor projects?