So, it's been awhile....but I'm back. I'll give my best explanation at the end of the post. Lets start with this gorgeous girl.
So this was me Thursday.
A little well known secret at our house,my husband dislikes furniture in his garage. I like my explanation. As you can see, he knows furniture all too well.
After much pulling and lifting this out of my car on my own (pat self on back), I managed to maneuvered her to the inside of our garage.
I love the unique front doors. I tried to find a name anywhere in/on the sideboard. No such luck.
For the piece I used Behr paint in the color Anonymous. I like to mix my own chalk paint, using a 2:1 ratio of paint to Plaster of Paris. I start with the Plaster of Paris in my red solo cup, and add enough water to make it thick but pourable. Then I stir in my paint, I usually let it sit for 30 minutes. After that, give it one more stir (get rid of any lumps) and it's ready to use. Don't get me wrong, I love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. But this is much more convenient for me, as there's only one store in Edmonton that sells it with limited hours. Here's what your looking for if you want to try my technique. I buy mine at Home Depot in the wood repair section.
Another product that I love and can't live without. Is my Rub'n Buff in Gold Leaf.
Here's a nice close up of my handles. It's so easy to apply. I like to wear gloves, dab a bit on my finger tip and rub it in. Doesn't it look gorgeous?
Lastly, I sealed her up with Minwax Polyurethane Water Base in Satin Clear finish. I am seriously loving this side board.
Now on to my year hiatus... So life got busy. I couldn't hold down everything, so my painting had to hold. Good news is I have more time on my hands now. My last day at my job is Friday, and I'll be painting full time till we move. Ooops, I forgot to mention we are moving provinces to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. I'm so excited for a new chapter in our lives. Hubby already moved in January, and the kids and I are waiting for the house to sell. I'm thinking part time work and furniture on the side. I guess we'll have to wait and see how it turns out.
Here's something funny. First picture is 9:00 am yesterday morning.
Here's is 9:00 am this morning. Crazy Alberta weather for you.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week!
the painted drawer