Here is the rest of that story...my friend Angie and The Primitive Chic linked up a blog article about chalk paint from a local blogger. That blogger turned out to be Christie Carter from Carter's Cottage. I then heard that Christie was going to open a store in Dekalb and try to bring the paint here! Well, that is just what she did. I am happy to say that the paint arrived and after a night of deliberation, I chose my two starting colors - Duck Egg Blue and Old White. I chose to start with a piece that I knew I would be keeping - just in case. :)
Ron's night stand, an old smoking cabinet, needed a serious makeover. That is what I started with today.
As you can tell it is dark and scary but also neat at the same time. The top needed some serious work as well.
Now the great this about this paint is that there is no sanding or priming. I could just start painting. It was truly amazing. I went from start to completely finished with this project in less than 4 hours. That means I could get an entire piece ready for the store in 1 day! With the school year rapidly approaching, this calmed my nerves a bit.
Here is the finished product:
|I used a combination of the Duck Egg Blue and Old White. Then a coat of antiquing glaze and followed by clear wax.|
|I restained the top of the cabinet for a darker, more finished look. I love how it turned out.|
1. Time Saver - No Sanding or Priming
2. Beautiful Colors with the option of mixing colors for more. The website gives you recipes.
3. It goes on in the color you intend it to be. Not after 4 coats.
4. It dries very quickly.
5. It sands down to an extremely smooth finish. Even my husband was impressed.
That is all I can think of now but I am sure I will blog more about it later. ;)
Check out my newest chalk paint project: