Sunday, May 18, 2014

Chalk Painting 101

I have wanted to learn to Chalk Paint
for a long time, but was just a little
scared to dive in.

My daughter-in-love, Mandy,
is never afraid of a project.
She has done several pieces with
chalk paint and offered to teach me
how.  Since David and Jeremy
were going on a weekend road trip,
we thought Saturday would be a great
day to have the tutorial.

Excuse the fact that this BEFORE picture is off-center.
Kelly and I picked up this little dresser
years ago on the way home
from a trip to Canton, Texas--
oh how I miss that place.
I like the wood finish, but thought
this might be the perfect piece to get
a make-over.

My family, Jenny, Stacie, and Gail
had picked up this wonderful
"G" for me at Canton
and it just didn't look right on any
of my walls.  It needed to POP!

Caleb was our photographer as
we got ready to start our
projects.  Mandy had
picked up this little table
on the side of the road--FREE-
and she brought it along to show me
the techniques.
I can't believe I forgot to take
an AFTER picture of it.
It turned out so cute.
Mandy's first hint was,
"Don't be afraid!"  

Caleb also took this Panoramic picture of us!

Caleb and Aaron were so good while we
were painting.  They played with their Daddy's
old MUSCLE collection and watched
a movie.

Almost finished piece.
Notice Aaron in a costume!
Imagine that!
Photo by Caleb!

Another view.
All I need is some really cute drawer pulls.

Found the drawer pulls at
Hobby Lobby and I even had a coupon.
You can see the distressing a little
more in this shot.

Finished dresser.
Completed letter G.

I am now wandering around my home
trying to figure out what other
pieces need a little 
sprucing up.

This is addictive.  


BR said...

I love it! You're my hero!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Hey, that's really cute!!!