OK, since it looks like I actually might post more than one blog entry this month, I thought that I would go ahead and get started on my den redo. Before taking the plunge in the mantel make-over, I decided to go small and try my grandmama's side table first as I begin to play with sidewalk chalk paint--once a kindergarten teacher, always a teacher! No, it's actually chalk paint, and it's very cool!
We have a local store that sells this fabulous paint....Painted Poppies. Do visit them and tell them that I sent you!
Here is the before pic of grandmama's table. I spent many a Saturday morning helping her with chores--including dusting this piece. It's one of my favorites simply because it was hers! And, she let me go crazy with the Pledge! It would really shine!!
Below is after coat number one. I went ahead and did two thin coats because I just wasn't sure how it would look.
I used "Antique Blue" and love it! Two coats did the trick---and NO priming or sanding. Gotta love it!
I did decide to distress the wood a bit with a sanding block and just a bit of sandpaper. I won't distress the mantel as much when I tackle it. But this piece turned out fine. I was pleased.