Monday, September 26, 2016

How to Get a Professional Finish with Chalk Paint

DIY professional finish with Chalk Paint

I created a photo collage to give you a quick idea of the process to transform a piece of furniture with Chalk Paint. Not every project requires all steps, for instance, I don't always sand or distress the paint, but for most projects I do.

Following these steps will take your project from basic to professional. I'll include a supply list of the products I use at the end of the post, but I've tried to also include some alternatives as well.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Twin Bed: Painted Pink with Handmade Appliques


Before Twin Bed

This twin bed comes from my personal collection. Sounds fancy, but in fact I bought it at a yard sale about 10 or 15 years ago. The original finish was brown and I painted it white for one of my daughters.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Black Chair Painted Black: Not a Dramatic Change But it's Dramatically Different!


I've been searching for a wood chair to pair with a writing desk that I have in my booth. My camera started malfunctioning during this project, so be forewarned!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Fleur de lis Updated with Chalk Paint


Before image of fleur de lis home decor

Today's post is about giving a new look to a small home decor piece. If you're tired of your current decor and don't have a big budget to replace items, then this is a quick, easy, and economical (I used left over paint) way to get a new and unique look.

You might notice a dog in the background of my photos. I was dog sitting for a week this summer, and TJ didn't leave my side. He sat patiently while I worked on my projects. However, he was full of energy and acted like a crazy dog the other times! He sure kept me busy!