Friday, February 13, 2015

Trash to Treasure-Roll Top Desk Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Hello friends! Today I will be sharing with you one of my latest projects a roll top desk painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in  Pure White I have started rehab-ing old furniture and selling it on the garage sale sites on facebook. I'm telling you it's becoming a nice little side business.  I'll be preparing a handy little e-book to share with y'all on how you too can make some nice moolah painting furniture. I got this roll top desk for $25 I had to act fast before someone else snapped it up.  Here's what it looked like before I painted. Notice there is a little bowing at the top. My hubby simple cut a piece of wood and attached it to the back to lift it up. Problem solved. I started out with a vision. I wanted it to look very Pottery Barn-ish in a crisp white with very light distressing.  I bought a can of Pure White at my local stockist. I tell you this little can goes a long way. The key is to water it down a little in a contai
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine's Day Craft (Day Care Crafts)

It's here-Valentine's Day.  What better way to remember the truly, precious things in life than with a home made craft :) This easy craft can be made for Valentine's Day (you still have time) Mother's day or any day. I made these for my day care moms using their little ones' hand print. You will need a white porcelain tile. And depending on how big you want the LOVE to be that's the size you should get.  Mine is 6 inches high X 8 inches wide A sharpie (red is what I used) Metallic paint (Martha Stewart carries some nice ones. But any metallic paint will do) red acrylic paint Clear polycrylic top coat or Mod Podge to seal I used my Cricut Explore to cut the stencil but you can easily get stencil letters at any craft store. First I go my  red acrylic paint and spread some on a disposable paper plate. I grabbed the little one's hand and gently pressed it into the paint. Next I pressed it gently onto the tile careful not to smudg


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