Below are a few DIY projects that I am planning to work on in the near future.
DIY Boxwood Wreath
Old Window Pane
Wood Pallet Display
DIY Tutorial at Deepest Ocean Blue
Re-purpose small old shutter into collecting station
Inspired by one of my favorite blogs Miss Mustard Seed and many of the blogs linked to her site, I recently embarked on my first crack at chalk paint with an old wood desk found on craigslist. I re-purposed the desk to use in my new craft room.
I sanded the top of the desk down to the raw wood to remove the old finish. In hindsight, I could have used a Paint & Varnish Stripping Gel as an alternative. But the sander got the job done.
I used Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Pure White and Duck Egg blue. I mixed the colors to create a subtle ombre effect on the drawers. I used a walnut stain on the top with pure white chalk paint to outline the desk top.
Two coats of stain and two coats of paint later, I lightly distressed the piece and finished the desk with Annie Sloan clear soft wax. Additionally, I spray painted the drawer pulls to rubbed oil bronze so they all match.
What I learned: