Yesterday I showed you how to make some Pottery Barn Kids inspired oversized vintage flaschard art for our playroom. Below that was a bench I made from The Handbuilt Home book by Ana White. I saw the Farmhouse Bench on page 76 and knew it would be perfect to use as seating for our kitchen table and provide extra storage with the bottom shelf that would blend in seamlessly in our playroom.
Would you ever in a million years guess that this was a computer desk at one point in time? Yep a curbside one at that. Roadkill Rescue baby! P.S. Have you ever checked out one of my other sites – Roadkill Rescue? If you like the whole trash to treasure idea you will love that site. But back to IC…
I’ve been experimenting lately with chalk paint. If you are going for a look that is layered and distressed, chalk paint is your best bet for getting just the right look. Now that I’m excited about chalk paint (don’t get that mixed up with chalkboard paint), I can’t stop oohing and ahhing over other chalk paint projects I’ve seen around the blogosphere. Take a look at these 5 Ways to Use Chalk Paint and be inspired!
So after round 2 with the Ce Ce Caldwell Chalk and Clay paints I must say I love them. If you have a project where you want to layer paints or sand to show some architectural detail then I would definitely recommend the Ce Ce Caldwell chalk and clay paint. It leaves such a smooth finish on your piece.
I mentioned in a previous post that I had tried the CeCe Caldwell clay and chalk paints and that I wasn’t impressed with my first use. But I did say I was going to give it another go since I was a newbie and wasn’t sure I was using them correctly.
Reupholstering seems scary at first. I admit I was frightened the first time I did it. I think you will find the scariest part is ripping out the first staple. Jamie breaks it down in this easy tutorial on how to reupholster a chair and she is a newbie at this. If she can do it you can too! Plus the results are stunning!