I decided to paint this little pathetic guy. I keep walking past him and feeling like he’s a little sad and in need of a makeover. I’m loving the chalk paints that are out there on the market, lots to choose from. The process is so easy anyone can do this in an afternoon. There is no sanding, no priming, no shellacking and best of all no paint smell.
I painted this in my kitchen on my breakfast table whilst everyone was coming in and out of the room, opening the refrigerator door standing there looking, looking, more looking, close the door, open the freezer door looking, looking, (why, everything in there is stone cold frozen), no fruit roll ups in there. Open the pantry doors, leaving the doors open, eating the last snack in the box and so sweetly leaving the empty box behind. Didn’t bother me I’m in my painting zen…
I picked up some chalk paint, wax, and brushes and covered my table with an old sheet. Here we go…
I decided on Paris Grey for a nice soft color. I started with the underneath of the table.
I used dollar store sponge brushes on the larger areas and small craft brushes on the small areas.
The chalk paint dries very quickly so this project is quick and easy.
I started the distressing process. You can use a wet rag or a sanding block. I tried both, but because I put 2 coats of paint I had to use a sanding block to get the distressed look I was going for.
Next I used my vacuum system to get the small amount of sanding dust off and wiped this guy down with a old t shirt.
Looks good, now I’m ready for the waxing step and then the hardware goes back on.
The can of soft wax is so easy to apply, all that is needed is an old t shirt, (don’t talk about this step with your hubby he’ll be checking to see if you used the one he mows the lawn in that you hide when he does incase the neighbors see him).
Just use a small amount at a time and rub it over the painted surface.
When the wax dries, (minutes later) buff it with your old t shirt and whala…
I set him up in my formal dining window and I’m shopping my house to find just the right things to put on him.
Here’s one more look, before and after…
Comment and tell me if you’ve painted something or have a piece you would like to paint.
Living on the Blissful Side of Life.