Chalk Paint Chest

Here’s my latest project.  My husband’s keen eye spotted this little chest at an estate sale in Massachusetts.  Here are some before pictures: I decided to not remove the entire lid but to, instead, just remove the cushion. I had a pair of bleached out, black, twill curtains we’d used in another house.  One side […]

Chalk Paint Round Table

We have been carrying this round table around with us and using it since we found it in a barn 23 years ago.  It has served us well.  I have been dying to give it a little face lift and am so pleased with how it turned out.  I hope you like it as well. […]

Chalk Paint Window

I love the unexpected….things like a chandelier hung in the bathroom, or outside light fixtures hung inside.  A few months ago I was shopping at one of our local thrift stores, when Kirk (my husband) came walking towards me carrying an old, beat-up window pane. I immediately started thinking of places to hang it inside […]

My Chalk-Paint Mirror

For some reason I had it in my mind that all chalk paint projects needed to be white.  Now I KNOW this is ridiculous but I LOVE the look of white painted and distressed furniture.  To get out my comfort zone I decided to go as far away from white chalk paint as I could […]

Chalk-Painted Mason Jars

I love painted mason jars!  Not only are they beautiful, but they are also affordable. And adorable.  And super-cute.   I was looking for some affordable centerpieces for a volunteer event as well as a gift idea for the ladies to take home.  A trip to my garage provided mason jars, paint and Plaster of […]

Wax 101

So you’ve decided to jump into the world of chalk paint and soft wax.  Ahhh…what a lovely and creative place to live.  Welcome! For the purposes of this article we’ll assume you’ve already painted your item. Now’s the time to decide how you will embellish your project. Will you sand? Will you use a dark wax […]

Bar Stools

With my red kitchen came red bar stools….very nice ones from the Pottery Barn.  Red bar stools go great with red cabinets but not so great with my new white cabinets.  I had to make some changes.   Here’s what  I did…. Bar stools get moved around and abused quite a bit, and, while my beloved […]

Painting 101

Painting is for patient people.  It’s not a job that should be hurried (my opinion).  I often say I asked the Lord for patience and he put the desire to paint in my heart.  Whether your canvas is an art board, a wall, a table, or an entire kitchen full of cabinets, plan ahead (well, […]

How To Make Chalk Paint

  Oh chalk paint, chalk paint, how I love thee!  My love for you is deep and endless. If you have never used chalk paint, you may wonder how such deep feelings can exist over paint.  It’s just paint, after all.  Or is it? It all started a few years ago during what seemed like […]