This months try something new is chalk paint. I recently joined a group on Facebook called Re-Loved and been inspired by some great upcycled of furniture. This of course completely fits in with me:)
Its somewhat surprising I have not tried chalk paint before, after a little deliberation about making my own versus buying I decided to start with I would buy some small pots to see how I got on. The first project is my tots table – we have just moved furniture round and bought the 8 year old a proper desk (charity shop of course) and passed on the toddler table to the tot.
He felt a little left out with his pass me down furniture so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to have a go at some upcycling.
He chose a blue top and white legs. For my first go I was a little disappointed as I was hoping for an even colour, however I was delighted at how quick it was to cover.
My second project was to repaint a chest of drawers, surplus to requirements. I thought I would give it a bit of love and sell on Ebay. therefore I needed a higher level of finish!
This is five coats of chalk paint, with stain coming through… I had two choices, give up or strip back to the wood. My daughter helped me, which was lovely.
This time I did not skip any stages! Sugar soap first, two coats of wood primer, followed by three coats of chalk paint. Job done!!
I doubt it will be worth my time in terms of sale value. But it is worth it in terms of job satisfaction, and learning a new skill:)
See what other bloggers tried this month!
- Kristy tried embroidery
- Rebecca tried foundation paper piecing
- Vicky tried chalk paint
- Stephanie tried wood burning