Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pop of Color

So, you saw the desk with my homemade chalk paint.  Now, I have another homemade chalk paint project to share. 

I've had this lowboy in my booth forever.  It doesn't look this good up close.  I have known for a while that it needed a coat of paint but with all the doctor appointments and such it wasn't high on the priority list until now. 

I grabbed a color sample of candy apple and mixed up my homemade paint.  I couldn't quite get it the same consistency of my first batch but it worked just the same.  I gave this lowboy three coats to cover up that stain.  I distressed it.  Then, put on a coat of clear and dark wax to finish it up. 

What I loved about this project is that I brought my paint and drop cloth into the shop and completed this entire piece in an hour and 45 minutes.  You've gotta love that!

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Have a great weekend!


  1. I absolutely am loving this color -
    Your newest follower - would love to have you follow back!

  2. Very nice! You've have given it new life, have a great weekend.

  3. Hi Julie,
    I'm visiting your beautiful blog from French Country Cottage.
    What a pleasant first visit it is and definitely the first of many many more to come. your paint transformation is amazing and the color choice,well, superlative!
    I've read about many people making their own chalk paint: is the final result the same as with any store-bought chalk paint (ASCP just to name the one I have recently bought)?
    I have been wondering whether it sticks just as well to wood without prior sanding and priming.
    have a fabulous weekend

  4. Great job! I love it! Thank you for visiting my blog and your nice comment!

  5. I love it! That color really makes it pop!!

  6. Isn't it frustrating when these darling pieces don't sell? You will surely sell it now. Great color and makeover.

  7. What a great improvement! I'll bet it sells quickly.

  8. I love the color. As much as it costs to buy and ship the ASCP I think it is much most cost effective to make it yourself. Do the furniture pieces need to be primed first?

  9. Love, Love, Love the color-so much fun!

  10. What a fabulous color! I've never used chalk paint but since I like easy and want to omit any priming, I don't know what's been stopping me!?

    And I love your two-toned desk in the last post!

    Of course, Samantha is the most fabulous of them all - sorry to hear you're going through such rough times but your attitude is inspiring! Keep strong!


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