I’ve been working on a few projects this week to take into the shop. Boy it feels good to get projects done, right? Hubby will be happy for that being as the house looks more orderly. (smile, hubbers…I know you are reading this!)
The first project up my sleeve was to un-funky-fy an old handmade wood side table. Pretty homely in its original state, I must say. I painted the table with Annie Sloan Chalkpaint – in Duck Egg & Old White. I stenciled numbers along the edges using pure black stencil paint. Next, I applied one application of a medium stain paste wax, a little light sanding along the edges and, lastly, a final application of a plain paste wax. Allow to dry and give it a light polish with a clean cotton towel.
Project one, done. Check.
Yes, Miss Fiona, that is Annie Sloan’s Old White that you are looking at AND it is NOT edible. Sorry girlfriend. Her eyes melt my soul…. Yes, I said NOT edible and NO, I am not painting the inside. After a light paste wax and sanding, the piece was priced and put in the shop. It would make a cute display box, too. The little drawer (below) can be pulled out and used to put small items in.. …and the back to perhaps slide in old family photos, books, what-have-you’s.
Project two, done. Check.
A really ugly pair of shutters with green and white paint got a free make-over from the make-up artist (moi). The color palate, once again, Duck Egg and Old White. A little roughing up the edges and we have a pretty little pair of shutters all fresh and ready to adorn someone’s home.
Project three, done. Check.
Someone once ask me if I ever get bored.
My answer: n.e.v.e.r.