Monday, October 8, 2012

Having a blue day

Remember these pieces????

$5.00 table from flea market


and this one, in need of a little love........

I'm painting them light blue!!!

I made my first batch of DIY chalk paint
mixed 1/3 cup plaster of paris into a 1/3 cup of warm water
then added it to about 2/3 cup white latex paint
and mixed in about 1/3 cup Martha Stewart Aegean Blue paint

Every body gets a coat of blue!!


Doesn't this little table look better

Love the new look


A little distressing


New knobs



Every Little Birdie says-

I'm loving my blue day!!

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10 comments:

  1. This table looks great! Stopping by from the GFC hop...new follower!

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  2. Hi! I just found you through the GFC hop, and I'm your newest follower! I'm really excited to be here! I'm loving your blog, and that paint job looks great! Can't wait to read more from you!

    I'd love if you followed back! You can find me at What's in a Name?

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  3. Wow, lovely, just lovely..found you from Knick Of Time Tuesday...I am going to try the home made chalk paint for sure! Please come visit me to see my entry as well!

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    1. My first batch of DIY chalk paint (the blue paint) turned out really great. I made some today out of Valspar paint and it turned out a little gritty. I guess you just have to experiment with different paints to see what works best. Good Luck on your DIY chalk paint!!

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  4. looks great. was it hard to distress?

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    1. No, it was not hard to distress. This DIY chalk paint was very similar to the annie sloan chalk paint. It has a nice smooth surface and was very easy to distress. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Wow! I just love the knobs on your beautiful table. Great job. I want to find some $5 tables just like that! :)

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  6. What a good job, thanks for sharing - I have tried Annie Sloan chalk paint and would live to make my own. How much latex paint went into your mix, please

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    1. I'm not really sure but I'd say 2/3 cup latex to 1/3 of the blue paint. I just kind of played around with it till I got the color I was looking for. That's the fun of mixing paint.

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  7. Love the transformation! I've been playing with this recipe too and I've had great results, just finished a dog bed for a friend using my DIY version.

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