Okay - so I've been home all week and vowed to get caught up on all the little projects around the house that I've been planning on doing for a really long time. I first learned about this amazing chalk paint from Kim of Southern Savvy Style when she painted her cabinet a fabulous French blue. You have to check out this post - the piece is that wonderful and you can read about some of her fabulous furniture makeovers here. She is incredibly talented, has a beautiful home and I'm sure you will be as inspired as I was to tackle a few makeovers.
Once I saw how beautiful her pieces came out - I ordered several different colors and decided to give it a try. I decided to start off small...so first up on the list came this interesting bowl/tray that I bought...I think from ZGallerie that I ended up turning into a wall ornament instead of a bowl. I think it looks similar to a coral design so I thought I would paint it red. Here is how it looks on the wall in its natural color....
So first I pick my location and set up operations. Not a very practical place to paint and craft, especially since I have a craft room/office - but I always end up on my kitchen counter. We basically live in or around this spot in the kitchen.
So I start painting with a color called Emperors Silk. I don't have any darker colors to mix into it so I sure hope I like this shade of red.
At first, I was not that crazy about the color and how it was coming out. But I stayed with it (obviously, I had not choice)....and by the time I put on a second coat and let it dry...I really liked how it came out. This piece was harder to paint than I thought...because of all the angles and overlaps. It took longer than I thought it would. Once I put it on the wall...I noticed I missed a few spots so I have to just touch it up a little. And I'm thinking about adding some glaze to darken it up a bit.
I'm pretty happy with it...now I'm off to paint my family room end table duck egg blue. Let's see how that comes out. Hope your having a wonderful weekend.