Well guys, I am feeling the need for change—-can you tell based on my blog header and background?! I can’t promise it will be the same tomorrow…. Arrrggg I am SO not great at digital design but I am trying to come up with SOMETHING that is “me”.
Feedback is ALWAYS helpful!
Anyways, just like my blog, my furniture seems to keep changing also—
I am having SO much fun with my chalk paint.
But I am getting a little worried—are you guys getting sick of my furniture up-cycles yet?
Because if you aren’t already than I can almost promise you will be soon….
My up-cycle for today started as a modern dark wood piece.
I was SUPER hesitant to try to up-cycle something with such a modern flair since I tend to go for the more vintage look…
But I found this beauty for $3.00 at a garage sale and thought it was worth playing with.
This looks like something I would have wanted in my house just a few years ago…
Before my love of vintage was realized.
Now the sight of dark wood makes me cringe.
I guess a lesson I need to learn is that I should buy furniture that is of good quality,
so that I am able to “refinish” it as my tastes change.
I have to say a bit of Chalk Paint—-color Paris Grey saved the day.
Ahhh the ease of distressing with this paint is AMAZING!
I just painted (you can skip the sanding and priming with chalk paint) and distressed.
When I distressed I paid extra attention to each “line” and “detail” of the piece.
Finally I “sealed” and “finished” the piece with clear wax—to make it more durable.
I picked corners and details and distressed more in those areas.
And when I say distress I mean I used rough grit sandpaper and just worked at removing just the right amount of paint-no rules for that just do what you like.
Then I added a pull instead of putting the knob back on….
I thought it gave the once modern piece more of a vintage feel.
And of course I couldn’t help but make a tag for it with my typewriter—
“Happy” about sums it up!
Because that is just how I feel about how this guy turned out.
I am linking up to a few of these parties.