Hello fellow Bloggers and Painters!
I'm very much alive but have been VERY busy with projects for my booth in a local antique/vintage mall, leaving very little time for well, hardly anything else, esp. blogging.
But, I wanted to pop in and show off this little beauty.
An antique cedar chest with GORGEOUS curves and features that I won at an auction.
There are many home made chalk paint recipes out there in Blogland using the Plaster of Paris. I've tried several ratios, so I did a blended mixture of a little bit of them all. I do find that adding less warm water, just enough to get it blended as smooth as possible, is best, in my opinion.
Here she is in my
junk room / craft room / studio
I can't decide which I love more... the feet or the front carvings.
Please excuse the ugly mat on the floor.
And the poorly lit night time photo shoot.
Just concentrate on the beautiful cedar chest.
Here are some before pics. No damage, just badly in need of sanding to the bare wood and re-staining - um, noop, or painting. Chalk painting.
I gotta say, I seriously considered buying some
Restor-A-Finish but opted to chalk paint.
I'm reading some good things about using coconut oil for refinishing? I really want to try this method, so anybody out there that has any tips or suggestions, please send it!
Again, please excuse the night time glary photos!
Anybody out there with a booth experiencing
"seller's remorse"? As bad as we need the money, This baby MIGHT have to come back home with me!!
And, I can't believe how long it has taken me to filter through these photos (all taken with my smart phone), edit,
and type up this post!
But I can't leave without saying a little bit about having a booth.
I both LOVE it, and... I not-so-much-love it. (does that make sense?)
It's a GOOD kind of work. But for me, and I've talked about it before, my fibro can dictated which project gets done.
And a project like this chest really kicks my butt.
PLUS, my husband cannot help me as much as before (at his previous job), and I have to do all the moving around of items and rearranging. That's the part I don't like. It's
like, everyday when I bring in new items, I have to pull out stuff and then push it back in... Same with the auctions, although they do have "loaders" for the big items.
And yet, I'm addicted to it. All of it.
NOT the sanding.
Getting my check at the end of the month to help pay bills!!!
No, I don't actually say it quite that way, but it does sound pretty cool! Anybody else watch Storage Wars?
I think "Barry" is just too cool.
Kinda reminds me of an older Miami Vice "Don Johnson"
Gotta go folks!