From somebody's trash to my treasure. I like to re-style & re-create what was once a cast off. Isn't that what Jesus does with us?

Friday, August 9, 2013

Summer Re-do

A friend tipped me off recently to an antiques dealer in the area that sells chalk paint. C.C. Caldwell. I was thrilled and rushed over that same day to get me some. I've been reading about Annie Sloane's chalk paint, but there's no local retailer. I was glad to get some and finally check it out. The sample I got is Blue Montana Sky. I thought I was going to come home and paint a couple table runners to look like french grain sacks. However my eyes lit on my neglected desk in the corner and the race was on to cover her in this chalky wonder called paint!
This is my desk, Lucy. hee hee I thought it would be fun to name her just now. (smile)  In this picture I am in process of covering up the wilted, dilapidated gray with a cooler shade of blue. I've never used chalk paint, so I wasn't really sure what to expect. I've read that you don't have to strip or sand the furniture before painting, so I didn't. I think it would have made a difference in the color of the piece had it not had peeling gray already on it. I kinda like the blue in the paint bottle better than on the desk. But it's growing on me. It's not too bad for my first shot at it. What do you think?
Here's Lucy all painted and just awaiting some creative styling. I have some more pictures on my camera to download and I'll show them to you. I found this darling mini lamp that matches my full size living room lamp. They look so sweet together!
I hope your Friday is getting off to a good start! We are hoping to head to the tennis courts tonight when the rain lets up.
Happy Weekend!



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