The Studio on the Lake in Tennessee

The Studio on the Lake in Tennessee
The Studio on the Lake in Tennessee


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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Economy Priced Chalk Paint!

Yep, You heard me right, affordable chalk paint.  Downside, it comes in a limited palette, black!  I apologize Annie Sloan and CeCe Caldwell, but I was in the middle of a "hurry up" project and reached for what I had on my supply shelf.  I knew I had a can of Valspar Chalkboard paint that I had used for another project, and I remembered the finish to have a soft sheen to it..... so...... brush in hand I attacked my $7.00 auction table.  I thought, "what the heck", it can't be all that bad, and I sure don't have a lot of money tied up in this piece of furniture.  The fact that this was going to be used on our screened in porch justified my decision.  You know how sometimes, things just fall into place....Well, that is exactly what happened here. 

You can see this little table had some really great details, perfect for family meals on our porch.  I sanded the top as this had been in the barn for some time, and it looked like engines had been changed on it!  I gave it two coats of Warm Pecan stain by Minwax, followed by two coats of Minwax Polyurethane with a day in between staining and sealing.  I did sand with a triple 000 steel wool between and after the coats of poly.  Two coats of the chalk board paint applied to the apron and the legs, and she was ready for her new home!  Nicest compliment I had was from a friend who saw it in person, and declared it to be as nice as a piece from the Pottery Barn! Thanks Laura!
Still want to try some of the recipes for some of the chalk paint on the Internet, and I will still use my "expensive" chalk paint, but for black, this is what I will be using.  Give it a try, you will be glad you did!

Partying this week at Make It Pretty Monday and
Wow us Wednesdays,http://www.savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
Show & Share at Southern Lovely, http://www.southernlovely.com/
Petites Passion at Passion Parade Soiree,http://myricandreasen.blogspot.com/
Redoux  Linky Party #71 and Mes Preferes,http://www.redouxinteriors.com/2012/09/link-party-71-and-mes-preferes/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Redoux+%28Redoux%29
The Shabby Nest, http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/2012/09/frugal-friday.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheShabbyNest+%28The+Shabby+Nest%29
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Friday, http://missmustardseed.com

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