Saturday, November 14, 2015

Chalkboard & Pallet Shelf

I have been wanting to make a chalkboard for awhile. I finally decided to take and old picture frame under my bed and turn it into the chalkboard I've been wanting. I painted the frame using milk paint in the color galvanized. I sanded it down to distress it and finished it off with a clear paste wax. My husband painted the board behind it with chalkboard paint and even created the message design on the board. His skills with font are much better than mine, I must say!

The pallet shelf was put together by my husband. We had a hole in our bathroom wall, so we needed something to cover up that spot. For this piece, I painted it in milk paint creamy. We added rusty knobs we found in a very old house that used to be on the property of my husband's family. I'm glad we were able to snag them before the house was torn down. They are perfect for this piece. This was our first pallet creation, and I'm really excited about doing more projects with pallets.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Fall Banners

These burlap banners are so fun to make. After seeing them everywhere, I decided I would try to make a couple myself. I studied a few and found a tutorial on Pinterest before starting. I got the idea for my fall banners and the "write" banner on Pinterest as well, and just made it my own. The possibilities are endless so give it a try. Happy fall, y'all!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Gray Coffee Table

 Coffee Table in milk paint "galvanized"

Wow! I just realized I have not posted since nearly a year ago. It feels great to be painting again. I have switched to milk paint, and I absolutely love it. It's true that it is super easy to work with and the result is just perfection.

This was a regular brown coffee table before I transformed it using the color called galvanized. I simply gave it two coats, sanded it down, and finished it off with a dark wax as its finish. It was a really fun project that has me hooked on milk paint and wax.I love the way this gray pairs with pinks and burgundies. I can't wait to see this color again on some of my future pieces.