Well I finally painted that little bookshelf I got last
fall Summer???...I can't even remember when I purchased it!! But I do remember I got a great deal on it ...$3.00 at the GW!! :)
So here is what it looked like before...just a plain, boring, beat-up, dark brown stain...
I already had a little "tester" jar of Martha Stewart Paint in Salvia...
So I deiced to add some Plaster of Paris to it...making my own Chalk Paint,
(2/3 paint to 1/3 Pof P plus a little warm water to thin it a tad)
After letting the paint dry for about a week or two (did I mention I have a hard time finding time to craft)...I added the word read with these VERY OLD Stencils my mom had given me...Well the paint ran under the stencils and some of the cardboard stuck to the case when I took them off (not sure stenciling is my thing), plus I probably should have watered my paint down some.
So I deiced to hit it hard with sand paper and see if that helped
Yup...it did!! :)
I then waxed it with Briwax in Golden Oak and considered it done!!!
Now on to other projects...
(right after I link up to those awesome parties on my side bar).
Thanks for stopping by!!