Saturday, March 29, 2014

Chalk Paint Time…Again!

I have posted in the past about my ventures into chalk painting.
I'm still loving' my Yellow Painted Wardrobe!
Recently I've taken on a couple of other projects!

A few years ago I had this set of old french doors
backed with mirrors.
They lean against a wall in my narrow dining room,
giving an illusion of more space,
and adding light.
For the past year I have been trying 
to lighten up (i.e. get less brown in) my space here at
Buttermilk Cottage,
so I decided the doors 
would benefit from chalk paint!

I would have chosen the yellow of my painted wardrobe,
but the walls in my dining room are yellow,
so I decided upon a soft white for the doors.
I also already have a white painted buffet in this room.

Everything I know about chalk paint
I have learned from Sherry at No Minimalist Here.
She is a master at the technique,
so be sure to check out her blog.

One coat of chalk paint has never been enough
for the pieces I have done.
In fact, after one coat (above) 
I always have that moment  of,
"what have I done…"
But, it ALWAYS works out well!
For these doors I actually used three coats.

I opted not to distress the doors, 
but I did put a coat of finishing wax on them.

I am very pleased with my "lightened up" dining room!

I recently posted about my new/old office chair,
discovered on Etsy.

It was also a good candidate for chalk paint!

I chose soft white for it as well
and chose to do a bit of distressing on it.

Perfect chair for my office/sewing room!

No excuse for not being productive now!
I wonder if this icky, but very functional,
desk could benefit from some chalk paint…

Linking this week at:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here


Kris said...

Your chalk paint projects turned out great! Loved reading about your retreat too! And your sewing machine woes.....I have had those too. Thank heavens for back up machines!
xo Kris

Susie said...

That really made a difference with the doors. I like that desk chair being two toned. xoxo,Susie

NanaDiana said...

I'm with you, Susan. One coat of chalkpaint NEVER works for me and I usually need three. Those french doors look amazing painted and I love how bright they look in the room. Great job- xo Diana

Connie said...

Your mirrored doors are fabulous. They look so great against your yellow walls and they really do make your room look larger. Good for you!

AshTreeCottage said...

The doors look great painted white and your desk chair does as well. I have been using chalk paint on all of my Mom's old bedroom furniture. I love working with it.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

The dining room looks wonderful / what a great job you did on both the doors and that lovely old chair! :)

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