Happy Friday everyone! This week flew by didn’t it? Plus this crazy weather!
Well, I finally bit the dust and made some chalkpaint, yes, I did! Here’s the recipe for it:
1/4 cup of Plaster of Paris
1 cup of paint
Add water, not a lot and add as you go if it thickens on you.
Just keep stirring until it’s all blended and stir again while using it, I found it helped a lot by doing that. I also used a sponge brush which did make it go on smoothly but then switched to a brush because with the other I couldn’t get into all the detailing this table had on it.
It’s trail and error really, I guess anything is when you try it for the first time, will I use it again? Yes, most definitely, I thought it was a lot of fun to use and a big plus is you get to use any shade of paint you want! I used Cottage White only because I have a lot on hand.
Maybe I should have tried it on something smaller but I had picked up this end table at GW for $6.99 and really couldn’t wait to get it in the livingroom all painted up! Plus picked up three knobs at Hobby Lobby to use one of them on it.
I haven’t distressed, glazed or waxed it yet because I worked on it up until last night and just didn’t have time this morning because I wanted to get this post up and join the Friday parties.
I decided on this knob, I felt it tied in with the black I have in the rest of the room.
On the bottom of the table I have an old crate that I bought at a fleamarket years ago, I think I paid $8.00 for it and now I ‘m pretty sure I got a deal. Recently my son Michael, who is a history teacher, showed me what was on the end of it, something I didn’t notice about it until he pointed it out.
This was made during WWII, how neat huh?
Now I’m wondering if I should do the coffee table too!
I’m also fooling with my mantel which to me I do all the time and is never ending. lol
I’m partying at these great blogs today:
Simply Klassic Sundays
Show and Tell Fridays
Feature Yourself Friday
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Power of Paint Party
Saturday Nite Special
Flaunt it Friday
Furniture Feature Friday
What Have You Done
Sunday Blog Love