Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"A Dab Will Do Ya"

This is my third completed project and I'm still loving this paint. I'm going to try and stay focused but my hubs is playing Springsteen and I'm starting to get into it a bit :) Anyway where was I? I purchased this little baby at my local Salvation Army at a really good price, but let me tell you I never seen so much paperwork my patience was starting to wear a little thin because I just wanted to get it home and start restyling it. The clerk must filled out three different forms I wanted to say "what am I buying the Hope Diamond or crappy piece of furniture." I remained calm and just went thru the process.
Okay let's chat about the project I used old ochre I just love the color it's a combination of ivory and tan really nice. Without any sanding or priming I painted on two coats and then a few days later I had time to apply the wax and do a little distressing. Here are my tips some of these have been posted before but it's worth repeating.
  1. After you've painted apply the clear wax in a small amount don't glop it on.
  2. Follow the grain.
  3. Distress your areas the chalk paint comes off so easy
  4. I then applied more clear wax and then used the dark wax.
  5. JUST A DAB! The dark wax is very dense in color so just a dab.
  6. If you don't put clear on first you will make more work for yourself.
  7. Use a wipe to remove the excess.
  8. Remember you can always apply more take your time until you get the hang of it.
Okay I'm ready for the is the before.
 My clever way of painting knobs and handles, prop those little suckers on toothpicks or skewers stick in styrofoam and spray away! (Forgot to mention on last post)
 The after

Until the next time.............

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Old Ochre Chalk Paint

In a previous post I mentioned that I purchased chalk paint the colors Graphite and Old Ochre. This is my second project, I am working on two others and hopefully I will have them completed within the week. There has been many comments and posts about chalk paint so I 'm going to throw in my two cents
  1. Chalk paint is worth the money!
  2. With chalk paint you will  achieve an old distressed look if you want.
  3. It's basically no fuss and no muss.
  4. One quart will cover 4-6 projects with two coats of paint.
  5. Easy cleanup
  6. The brushes are a must have for the wax. You will throw your cheesecloth out the window.
  7. Keep the lid on the paint or it will thicken.
  8. Use a good quality wide brush, makes a huge difference with the application.
  9. It dries very quickly.
I hope you like my finished project as much as I do.

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New Camera

I have a new camera the quality of my photos should be a lot better. This morning I quickly snapped a couple of pic of my girls aren't they the cutest!

Have a great day!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I'm Waiting for the Brown Truck

A few years ago I was at my friend Lillian house she loves to decorate and go thrifting just like I do. One day I said to her "what a cute little chair" she said "take it" she didn't have to tell me twice. I brought this little baby home and she has patiently been in this corner unadorned but not for too much longer. I've finally decided to give her some jazz. I went to JoAnn's and found the perfect adornment for her, I'm hoping UPS will be making a stop within the next few days, I had to special order the fabric. In the meantime she needs to have a little repair so I can work on the prep while I wait. Here is her before
Here she is covered with some accessories

Hopefully within the next few weeks she will be adorned in this fabulous fabric.
 I think it will be a perfect match :) Until the next time...........

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

All Aboard the Chalk Paint Express

I have started another project and guess what I'm using Chalk Paint :) Ochre is the color. For all you skeptics out there it's really worth the money. What you waste in time by priming and sanding you save by using chalk paint. I'm giving you a sneak peek hopefully I will be able to fully post the final project by Friday. I also picked up a little goodie at the GW the other day she needs a little TLC.

Until the next time

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Bada-Bing Bada-Boom

Marian and Shaunna were right Chalk Paint is the "bomb." I can't believe this paint it's easy breezy, so many positive things have been said about the paint and I have to agree. My first project was quite simple it's a round table with a laminate top and I had no trouble painting it. I wiped it down and then I started brushing on the  Graphite chalk paint, I used a wide Purdy brush which was recommended. I used only one coat and then I brush on a glaze concoction followed by a little more chalk paint about an hour later I applied the wax, buffed it out and VOILA!

Have a great day!


Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Cane Chair is Finished

I'm so glad it's done some parts were easy and other parts were well let's not write about it. The next time I will do a few things differently. I'm very happy with the fabric choice and the paint color. I have quite a few projects lined up and I have received two quarts of chalk paint so I will be busy.

Have a great week!

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