Sunday, January 15, 2012

It's the Weekend, well the end of it!

This weekend I made it a point to work on finishing a project I started two weeks ago.
This should've been a day project.
But with me, nothing goes as planned.

The second week of  Christmas vacation I was madly going through and dejunking my house.
It was Monday, December 26th.
I was a madwoman I tell you.
If you sat long enough, you may have gone into the rescued treasures box.
I went into my room to take a quick break and of course, check facebook.
I saw a status update from Embellish and Restore announcing the winner of $200 worth of 
Annie Sloan chalkpaint.
So I clicked on over to their blog.
And oh the thrill to see that I was the winner!!
I can not tell you how excited I was.
I may or may not have been jumping around the room.
You see, I have projects waiting to be done but don't have the monetary resources to start them.

Anywho, the next day I went to meet with Monica at Embellish and Restore to pick up my treasure.
I was able to have fun dreaming of ideas.
I decided to forgo one can of paint and trade in for 4 sample sizes to vary the colors.
I have to say there is fear in trying something new.

My first project:
A cupboard door turned chalkboard.

Here are the pics:

 The board is from the as is section at IKEA. Cleaned with Simple Green.
Color:  Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Antibes Green
 After paint dries:  clear wax, distress, then clear wax, dark wax, and finish off with clear wax.
One thing I would have done differently was I would have sanded the door a bit.
Some of the paint rubbed off completely in a few places.  But I think it adds character. :)
Plus, I'm still learning.

I forgot to take a pic of the chalkboard paint.  
I used three coats.

Almost Finished project.  
Embellished with fabric rosettes made from fabric found at rescued treasures.
Still need to get a chalkholder.
I have to say I am pretty proud of myself. 
I took baby steps to get started and I conquered my fear of trying something new.

Now, I chose to green because it was one of the samples I got.
My house is not in greens.
If your house is and you would love this handmade chalkboard, 
please let me know!

I was on a roll today so I started a project for our bedroom.
It involves ASCP in Paris Grey and Arles (yellow).
The pieces are drying right now.
So, I'll probably finish for next weekend wrap-up.

Please, hop on over to Embellish and Restore to check out what they are doing.
It's awesome!
They're also on facebook.

What fun projects are you working?

Finding the blessings,

I've Linked up to these blogs:
Check them out for cool DIY ideas.
Tip Junkie handmade projects

1 comment:

  1. Love it Denise. You are soooo crafty before you know it you will have a side business going and brining in extra cash. Plus it soothes the soul.