Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Here are the stools and table in my work room. I have been trying to spice up my space and update it. My new work table and roman shades have made a good start on it but I had this furniture that needed help.

After researching options for painting, I tried making my own chalk paint. Here is the recipe to make the paint. 1 part Plaster of Paris thinned with water to make consistency of the paint. Then after it is mixed smooth with no lumps, I added 3 parts of the paint and mixed well. I did not prime the wood but I did wash it down to get a good clean finish to it. I applied 2 coats of paint, a coat of wax, rubbed antiquing, and then stenciled, I then did a light sanding to give it that weathered look. I finished with another coat of wax. This whole project I was able to do in a day. I was really pleased with the outcome....What do you think?

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