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
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…