Recently I acquired a new set of spectacles and I had no idea how truly blind I really was. Colors are brighter, textures are deeper, and the dust bunnies are waaaay more prevalent than I thought. Also, my craft nook was too, too dark! Even with the glasses on, I couldn't see very well so I decided I needed to revamp my crafty space. Thought I would share with you all the adventures I've had over the past few days. The fun part about this project was that I made my own chalk paint!
Here's the recipe.
1/4 cup Plaster of Paris
A dribble of water until the P of P mixes smooth
1 cup of Krylon Satin paint (I've used White and Khaki)
Apply a light first coat and let dry
Apply a second coat to complete the painting and let dry
I opted not to use a thick wax and went with Mini Wax Polyurethane Fast Drying Satin and let mostly dry
Using a piece of 180 fine sandpaper, I distressed the edges to the furniture while the wax was still damp
With a rubber glove and white rag, I wiped the wax down in a circular motion to work it in and wipe down the remnants of where I'd used the sandpaper.
All in all, I did 8 pieces of furniture
Oh and guess what...I can see at my worktable now!!
A cute little drawer from my mother-in-law
Here I've used Khaki mixed with white paint
An old dresser that was given to me by some friends that were moving
Again I've used the White and Khaki paint combo
Third drawer down is not done with sandpaper....that's the artistic endeavor of my shoulder....ugh.
Thrift Store find little green and wood shelf, paid $1.50
Went nuts here and combo painted full on Khaki and solid white.
Sorry about the fuzzy pictures, the snow was impeding any good shots.
Top shelf was built for me by my father-in-law...LOVE this! The bottom shelf was on the side of the road waiting for the trash man. It's good to have friends with trucks.
I forgot to take pictures of my desk, but if you look at the brown desk below, next to my little 3 drawer cabinet, that's the color my desk was.
Painted it all in Chalk White and distressed it
And here's my refinished little crafty nook where I sit and take in ALL of your wonderful projects I see in bloggy land. Only now I can REALLY see. Huge difference what a dark and white desk make. At least for me anyway.
There's only been one set back from doing this. I can't move a muscle in my body and I'm BFF's with Bayer Back and Body Ache now. Ah well, a couple more days of relaxing and I'll be able to enjoy this new little area.
Thanks for letting me share this with you..
Hugs n' Happy Refurbishing,