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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Fun With Chalk Paint

I like to have something creative to do.  That's partly why I rearrange my furniture so often, but that's another story.

You know that I have taken a chalk paint class and have painted some of my furniture with chalk paint.  I've recently been eyeing smaller items to paint.  I have a few more things in mind, but here is the first thing I chose.

Remember this cute trough?  I've had it for many years, and I use it a lot, either on my coffee table or our dining table.

I painted it.  I used French Linen for the base and then layered it with Old White.
I love it!

 Isn't the difference amazing?

I also bought this grey planter yesterday knowing that I was going to add some paint to it and try to make it look aged.
 I carried the paint part way inside the pot, too.
 I like the way it turned out.
This little pot from Terrain was my inspiration.  I use this in my kitchen, it lives on the counter right next to my stove.  I keep my jar of salt in it.  It's a lot prettier than just having the salt sit on the counter.

I've got a few more projects in mind, and you know I'll show them here.

What are you up to today? 



  1. What lovely finishes! I have my feet up, taking a break from leisurely reading. For the past 144 hours, I've been concentrating on being with/praying/waiting/advocating with my mother & ministering to my father. Mother is in late-stage dementia in a nursing home & basically unresponsive due to an undetected bladder infection. It's been grueling and a precious privilege all at the same time.

  2. I've been helping out in our daughter and son-in-law's garden, just got home from grocery shopping and have put my feet up for a bit.
    Your new paint job makes the trough look fresh and clean for spring. White paint does that well, I think.

  3. Oh, I wish I had your creativity! After the craziest month-and-a-half of being incredibly busy even on the weekends, I've done absolutely nothing today. Well, I did put a load in the washer and transfer to the dryer, but at least I didn't fold it. :-)

  4. I have a white wooden tray and a can of chalk paint! THAT'S what I'm going to be doing tomorrow!! Yours turned out BEAUTIFUL!!!

  5. Oh, I love chalk paint, and what lovely works you've done with it, my dearest Deanna, thank you for sharing your sweet creativity !

    May your week be filled with love and joy, sweet friend,
    with much gratitude


  6. Love that tray:) LOOKS great! I love to paint... ANYTHING:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!


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