I’ve been plugging away working on projects that I have either stored up from the winter or have an acquired during Thrifty Friday outings. Recently, I painted a cedar chest, and freshened up a tired mirror. I’m feeling good! I can see progress, that’s always motivating. I don’t know what came over me but I was very much in a groove. So much, that I neglected to take photos of my work until they were totally completed. Yikes! So I’ll just continue by showing you how DIY chalk paint can transform furniture and what has been completed.
First off, I acquired a shelf at a super cute vintage store. You know , the ones that are so jammed packed that you have to make the rounds a few times before seeing it all ? Well, I literally tripped over this shelf. ( Secretly, I believe the shelf wanted to come home with me! )
I had a place in my kitchen nook area that I call my office that would fit it perfectly. Home it came and on the wall it went and sat … empty. I just wasn’t feeling it. It sat there on the wall for quite a long time until I found a replacement. In its place I hung a calendar and into the garage it went.
During one of my productive painting sessions, I decided to change out the color of the shelf. This time I was experimenting with DIY chalk paint and tried it on the shelf.
I also tried it on a few other items, all that I don’t have before pictures for. The DIY chalk paint worked well and covered the shelf, a step stool, and wall hooks. All these items went on display for sale. Do you notice the cart? It was from my coffee station post a while back and the stars from a garage sale haul . Combining all these pieces made a quick, 4 of July display. If you want to find out more about what’s happening here, I shared some exciting news on Thrifty to Nifty’s Facebook page.
It fabulous to get some pieces out of the way and the DIY chalk paint worked great. I think it might be time for some shopping. What have you found and painted? The transformation is so crazy!