Remember those two old chairs and pallet I "rescued" from the junk pile last week? Well, they got pushed aside when I found my buffet piece...until now! I had planned on using chalk paint on my buffet, but figured I had better experiment with it before using it on such a big piece. So, I mixed up my own chalk paint (using the recipe from liz marie blog). If you haven't used it before, it is definitely different...think thick and....well.....chalky. ;^) I tinted it a pale blue and painted it on the solid wood chair. Then, let it dry overnight.
|BEFORE: Wood "rescued" chair...just starting to paint with DIY Chalk Paint|
After using the chalk paint, I decided that (while I liked it) it was not the look I wanted for the buffet (so glad I tried it first). So, while I was waiting on the buffet to dry (I'll tell you what I did to it later!), I started playing with the chair. It was kinda cool looking with the paint alone, but I wanted a little more "aging" so I sanded some of the edges to let the wood show through. Loved it!
|With the pale blue chalk paint...still needs something.....|
So......I started taking apart that old pallet.
|My new sign...using an old wood pallet and puff paint.|
(You can kinda see in this pic where I roughed-up the edges on the chair.)
I have been so inspired this week while working on these projects. I just want to do more and more, but, alas, I do have to go to work sometime!
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