31 Days of Order – Day 26
I am happy to show you the little nightstand I painted. Here is what it looked like before.
I picked up an oops quart at Lowe’s in a lovely berry knowing at the time I could certainly use it for something! This is the first time I tried painting furniture, so I kept it simple. It seems that practically everyone is using chalk paint, which I had never heard of before I started blogging. Awhile back I wrote down a chalk paint recipe from somebody’s blog. My apologies to whoever it belongs to; I honestly can’t remember where I found it. The recipe is as follows:
1 part dry plaster of paris + 1 part water and mix together, then stir into 3 parts paint of your choice and mix well. It blended like a dream. My paint was a semi-gloss latex.
I removed the hardware. After cleaning all the surfaces, I lightly sanded the entire piece.
I used a good angle brush for the corners and curvy parts, and a foam roller for the flat areas. The first coat was very light, so I went over it again for full coverage. The paint went on excellently, covered well, and dried quickly. I let it sit over night, then the next day I used Johnson’s paste wax for a nice sheen.
Now – I know that practically every chalk paint project I have seen gets a light sanding after all this for a distressed look. Well, please don’t stone me, but I don’t really like how that looks. So, I didn’t distress.
Without further ado, here’s my redone piece….
The little knobs I picked up at Pier One on clearance. $0.98 each! Oh yeah!!
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