Welcome to Bleak 2 Unique. My special thanks to Tenille Gates at TCBOTB for her hard work...She is truly fabulous!
While waiting for the makeover it crossed my mind to take a few days off...HA-HA!! However, I did manage to finish a project, (a project NOT involving recovering parts of my blog). Here is my new chalk-paint table for the screened in porch, and my very first "before and after"..... (mouse over photo)
Well, that is the "before and after", but now you get the rest of the story.....WARNING!!!!....
I took a lot of pics, so if you want to get the whole experience, (almost in real time), keep reading for a detailed start to finish makeover, and a messy chalk paint recipe. Try not to laugh at my recipe...I just try stuff...and it worked (In my younger days I mixed bleach and ammonia to clean the bathtub...NOT a good idea, I should have read the warning label).
First I gathered all my supplies:
I found several chalk paint recipes online, but not many for furniture, so what's a girl to do?...Make something up!....My initial chalk recipe was:
- 1 cup flat paint
- 2 1/2 Tbs lightweight spackling
- 1 1/4 Tbs satin urethane
|Prominent brush strokes|
Although I was not happy with the existing finish, I decided to try sanding....and sanding...and sanding. The table got sanded, but so did my thumb...OUCH!
|Not liking this too much|
- 1 cup white flat paint
- 1 cup, more or less, blue satin paint
- 5 Tbs lightweight spackling
- 2 1/2 Tbs satin urethane
|Blue is Better|
Last thing to do was to wax.....then enjoy!