I realize I’ve been MIA for a few weeks. You can blame it on Studio Eleven and their Annie Sloan Chalk Paint class at The Covesville Store. I took their class, Annie’s Way (SO FUN, thanks Elisa and Sarah!!), and I’m pretty sure I’ve had Chalk Paint on at least one body part and/or in my hair ever since. No worries, I got plenty on my furniture as well!
I’ve been collecting pieces to fix up and paint at yard sales and off of Craigslist. Basically, anything beautiful and cheap that was available in this town is now living in our basement. Andy told me on Friday that I really had to stop, ha!
I bought this chair off of a lady on Craigslist, gorgeous isn’t it? I’m planning on painting it and trying my hand at reupholstery.
This one I bought at a yard sale and it’s next on the list to get an update. It has beautiful detail in the top and it’s a great first try at reupholstery project. It’s super simple. I’m thinking Old White and maybe a burlap seat or something similar? I have a few beautiful pieces of fabric in mind.
This one came from the same yard sale. The lady said it was a sewing chair and there is a little storage area under the seat. It should be pretty simple to recover as well.
I love this table, it came from that same yard sale. I wish red went with my house because I love the way it’s already painted. Gorgeous!
My Mom picked up these chairs at an auction for me on Friday. She rocks! Aren’t they cute? I’m going to make little cushions for them and of course, paint them with Chalk Paint!
I bought this dresser off of Craigslist and was hoping to use it as a night stand. It ended up being a little taller than I expected but I still really like it. I’m thinking a fun bright color with a good bit of distressing?
This dresser also came off of Craigslist and I’m not sure if I’m going to paint it or not. It ended up not being solid wood but for only $7 (yes, $7!) I couldn’t pass it up. It has gorgeous lines and I think it will make a great piece to practice on. I just wonder about distressing it. I’ll have to be really careful not to go too far down.
My Mom had this chair sitting in her office the other day when I went over the pick up the other two she got at the auction. It is the PERFECT chair to paint in old while with that detail on the top. Head on over to my Facebook page to check it out painted!
As you can see from the above picture, I have been painting all of this in my kitchen. I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. The paint is very low VOC and has absolutely no smell. We even had a dance party the other morning while painting the coffee table from the basement. I’ll post a picture of that when I can remember to take a picture. Obviously it takes a little longer to paint a piece when you have kids running circles around you but it’s still awesome to have the option.
I’ve pretty much been painting anything I can get my hands on: chairs, coffee tables, frames, clocks…. It’s SO fun!