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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

More Chalk paint

Here is the latest in my painting adventures. We had two old chairs from a old  kitchen set, so I decided to paint them with cream colored chalk paint. I put on two coats. then I waxed it with clear wax then added a little of the dark wax for an antiqued look. I love it. I didn't think anything would make them look good but I was wrong. The picture is of one before the paint and one after. Also I found this desk at a consignment shop. I can't wait to get started on it. I will post a picture of it when i finish it. This Annie Sloan chalk paint is so much fun to use, and so easy. Did I mention I love it.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Burlap Table Runner

I found a new blog called Confessions of a Plate Addict. She has awesome tutorials. So I decided to try and make the burlap table runner, it was pretty easy. She has really good instructions, and good pictures to follow. So here's a picture of how my turned out. Have a good day.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I'm in love with chalk paint and milk paint

I'm hooked on distressing furniture. First i tried Milk paint  then I tried chalk paint by annie sloan- it is fabulous. The yellow table is milk paint [the table used to be purple and light blue . I forgot to take before shots] probably because I was so excited to get started.  then I painted the cream table [ it used to be black]  with annie sloan's chalk paint. You put a wax finish on last, it is so much fun. I must like it because I bought it on the way to camping. And while we were at the lake,the paint got smashed and spilled all over my bedroom carpet in my motor home. Luckily after many hours and a lot of elbow power we got it out. I'm now painting a bookcase and then after that I'm going to tackle my kitchen table and chairs. Never a dull moment.