Let me tell you front and center-I absolutely do not need another hobby. But it looks like I have one.
A few weeks ago I showed this picture on the blog in this blog post. Hubby had a baker’s cabinet and he was planning to rebuild it for me into something like the one shown. The woods were all different so staining it wasn’t an option. I decided to paint it but wanted to get this look and knew regular painting wouldn’t cut it.
In the blog post I asked for suggestions on how to get that painted look. Well readers you came through and told me about Annie Sloan’s chalk paint.
Well I search all over looking at ideas with chalk paint, youtube videos for chalk paint and any and everything else chalk paint related. I ended deciding to go for it. We made a trip to Waterloo for Annie Sloan’s paint as there is a distributor there. I ended up ordering ChalkPro Paint&Wax Brush – Small and medium one too. I ended up getting Art Advantage Oil and Acrylic Brush Set, 24-Piece paint brush set too.
I was WAY to chicken to just start out on the baker’s cabinet so I bought a set of matching shelves at the thrift store for 75 cents each. The shelves looked pretty tough-the glue where the support was glued to the board was dripping. I chiseled that off and cleaned the shelf.
I did two coats of country white. Next I sanded and roughed it up. I did soft wax and then dark wax. It was hard to get the dark wax where I wanted it so that extra set of brushes came in handy. The next day I sanded with 3M 32036 Imperial Wetordry 9″ x 11″ P600 Grit Sheet.
When we bought the paint Hubby insisted that I buy this book Quick and Easy Paint Transformations: 50 Step-by-step Ways to Makeover Your Home for Next to Nothing. I’ve been reading and studying it each night at bedtime. I’m learning more all the time.
Kayla was home for the wedding and suggested that I paint some more things. There is a craft show at the end of April where she lives and she was hoping to get a booth but didn’t have enough things for the booth so was wondering if I might share the space. I have to admit, I loved painting these and just might do the craft show with her.
Any suggestions on what a set of shelves like these should sell for???
One more thing..as I was writing this post, I looked closer at the colors of Annie Sloan paint. I had thought that baker’s cabinet in the photo painted Country White…but now I think it’s actually Cream.
I guess that means I need to get more paint…