Thursday, April 06, 2017
I made this cute little Onesie today. I used my handy, dandy Cricut Explore Air 2 machine!!I am loving this machine!! I have lots of projects in mind to make. Here is a photo of the Onesie and my Etsy shop if you want to check it out. Not much in there YET... I will work on getting lots of my creative and crafty things in there.
Saturday, April 01, 2017
I bought a secretary desk from an antiques warehouse called Vintage Finders Warehouse. It is located right near me and it is a fascinating place!!! This is also the place where I buy all of my Dixie belle paint. I got some Vintage Duck Egg and Lemonade Dixie Belle paint to re-do this desk and the chair. I started painting the chair first. I came across this cool brass thing embedded into the leg of the chair while painting. Here is a LINK to the history of this symbol and the company who makes the chair. Super cool to find this!!
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Oh wow!! Never want to do this again!! Check out this... I was told that with chalk paint, you do not have to rough up the laminate before painting. That you can paint ANYTHING. Well, not so. This is what happened when I painted the laminate without roughing it up. I tried to paint a 2nd coat and it started to take up the paint. I took a cloth to it and it all just started coming up like nothing at all. Dixie Belle paint in Bunker Hill Blue. The black was Dixie Belle's Midnight Sky.
Friday, March 03, 2017
Dixie Belle chalk paint in Midnight Sky. I did two coats and then distressed on the edges. I used a black wax (Annie Sloan) and loved the matte look of it. I was told that on a chair it would be better to use a polyacrylic so I then put on a matte polyacrylic. I was not as happy with the finish. Kind of wish I had left it with just the black wax. Live and learn. I will use only the wax to finish the next one. It did come out nice though. What a difference! Dixie Belle paint is a local Florida company. Supporting the Local business!!
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
This was my first attempt at distressing anything. I think it came out OK. Here are some pictures along with a before and after. I used Valspar clear wax and Annie Sloan black wax. I did NOT use chalk paint. I used a regular satin wall pain by Glidden in Pewter. This could be why the wax did not seem to stick to the paint the way I had seen it done. I will definitely use a chalk paint on my next project.