Hi, I'm Tina and my blog is What We Keep.
I'm so pleased to be here today!
My blog is filled with completely random posts about home decor, sewing, embroidery, painting, etc.
I guess I'm kind of a blog mutt...a mix of everything.
One of my long time hobbies is painting furniture.
Back in the day it was so labor intensive that I didn't have the time or the inclination to do many pieces.
It's a whole new world now!
You might have seen a post in my first days of blogging that featured this piece.
I'm thinking of repainting it soon,
so I thought I'd take the opportunity to share it here at the Inspiration Cafe.
Thanks for having me ladies!
This hall tree was found at an estate sale and was pretty dismal looking.
I started with Annie Sloan Old Ochre and topped that with Antibes Green.
A clear coat of AS wax and some rough handling and she was ready.
Antibes Green is cheerful and fun.
It's the "in yo face!" green and great for this high traffic and constantly grubby space.
This sits at my side door entrance to the porte cochere that is also adjacent to the back stairs.
It's so narrow that it's difficult to photograph.
I used a small palm sander to beat the poor thing up pretty bad, but I wanted that look.
I can see a few things that I would have done differently now that
I have more experience with Chalk Paint.
It will be a breeze to repaint- right over the waxing-slap it on and wax again.
One of my favorite things about painting furniture with AS is that I can repaint on a whim
and with no sanding or prep work.
Thank you, Annie....a million times, thank you.
I started using Chalk Paint over two years ago and I am still madly in love.
There are many different brands of "chalk like" paint now and a wide array of colors.
If you haven't tried painting furniture yet...what are you waiting for?
Grab that old chair that Uncle Fester left to you and make it pretty again.
Kick the dogs off and start painting.
I promise, you'll be hooked.
Yes, that's the same chair.
Ready to grab that brush and get after it?
I hope you will!
Thanks for reading and I'd love for you to visit me over at What We Keep.
Thank you, thank you to the inspirational ladies here...keep inspiring us.
We love seeing new and inventive ways to craft and decorate.
The recipes are great, too.
Danni, are those Downton bells in production yet??? ;)
I'd like to order 15 and have them by the time the new season begins...
you'll whip those up pronto, m'kay?
Have a great week and be sure to come back for the
September feature of Furniture Fashionistas
here at the Inspiration Cafe.
You'll love it!