Saturday, August 29, 2015

My latest furniture project

I received this buffet for free from a nice lady.  It didn't have any hardware.  I ran into all kinds of problems when I was working on this. The middle top drawer had broken off at the top. Two of the legs broke off while I was dragging it into the house. I couldn't find the right size hardware. But finally it all came together.
I use Rustoleum Chalked Paint in Serenity for the bottom portion and used a red, I think called Crimson chalk paint I bought at Walmart for the top.
I distressed with my sander and I used white and dark wax to finish it.
It's going into my craft room for storage!
Presently working on an old dresser from the 1930's.  It is in horrible shape, lets see if I can make it pretty again.

Are you interested in learning to use chalk paint?  Let me know I would be glad to give you some pointers. Michelle

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Painted side table

I painted this side table a soft grey first then applied a blue wash over that.  After distressing the edges with a sander I applied white wax from Classic Home (purchased at Wal Mart) and buffed. This wax is a liquid, about pancake batter consistency and I really like how it buffs out.  Application can be a little messy if you are like me, so you should wear gloves.
I really love this piece and want to keep it for my bathroom remodel. However, I am going to sell it. I can't keep everything, or so my husband tells me.
Used Rustoleum Chalked Paint and Waverly Chalk Paint. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Pretty in Pink Painted Mason Jars

Here's a real easy project for you.
Painted Mason jars. 
I use chalk paint, Waverly Chalk paint, on these. I just use a base white and add drops of my acrylic craft paints to produce the different shades.  
First, clean the jars well. I wash them in soap and warm water.  When they are completely dry I paint one coat.  After that dries I apply a second coat. It usually takes about an hour in controlled indoor environment for it to dry.  After the second coat is completely dry I take sandpaper and rub off the letters and logo on the jars.  In addition, since I like the rustic shabby look I add more areas that are rubbed down to the glass.  When I am done I seal with a matte spray.  I have also waxed the jars to seal in the past. Let that dry and you are good to go!