I have got all the pieces done, with the exception of waxing the 5 tier shelf, for my opening of my shop next month. Now I will be working on one valance, some pillows, and chair covers. Here are a few pictures of what I will be opening with next month.
I used a chalk paint recipe using tile grout and I am impressed with how well it worked! I first used 2 coats of white chalk paint, then followed up with a latex paint in turquoise. I pick up paint that has been mixed wrong, or paint from our local Rehab Store, so I don’t know the color, but I do like it. I then lightly distressed it to get some of the white showing and then I had the fleur de lis gold paint left over and thought what the heck, I’ll put some of this on the spindles and see how that looks. Then I decided to go ahead and put the fleur de lis stencil on the shelves as well and this is how it turned out.
The next picture is a little coffee table that I picked up and used the ASCP in grey and white on it. I love the idea of script on a piece of furniture, so I went to The Graphics Fairy and grabbed a graphic and proceeded to use her tutorial on how to transfer onto wood. Works like a charm! I am not a patient person, or have a steady hand, so my painting isn’t as nice as most of these I have seen, but hopefully as time goes by, I will get steadier and in the process acquire more patience! Lol!
The last piece is something that sort of scared me when I saw the picture I took. I physically had to get up and look at the graphics to make sure that I had centered them because by looking at the picture, it doesn’t look like I did. But I did! Lol. Anyway, this piece again is a paint sample I picked up. I used a recipe of chalk paint which is 2/3 paint to 1/3 tile grout and first painted the table an ochre color, then came back and painted it this really gorgeous melon color. Distressed to gain a little bit of the ochre showing. Again, I went to The Graphics Fairy and got a graphic and proceeded to paint this on the top of the table. I am loving the idea of print on furniture!
See what I mean about the graphics
not looking centered? It is though! Has to be the angle that I took the picture.
I will be putting up some of the pictures of the shades and pillows and “stuff” as they are ready to go in my shop. I appreciate you taking the time to look at my blog!