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Our Location:the Pacific Northwest in the USA. Known for lots of rain and the original Starbucks. Our little town has Dutch roots, a church on every corner and every lawn is perfect!
Our Part-Time Woodworking Business
My 2013 Goal:“Made Do and Mend.”
Gratitude:What are you thankful for today?
Best Country Music
Sharing My PhotosIf you would like to be so kind as to share some of my photos on your site, please credit Country Cottage Living and link to my site and then let me know!! Thanks!
Summer To-Do ListRide Bike, Beach, Lake, Clean, etc!
So, the top photo is “jazzy”, our new outdoor cat?
She has been hanging around our house for some time and finally I was allowed to feed her. She is lovely and very thankful to be fed.
The outdoor photo is of a scene at a local park just down the street from us.
The last 2 photos are of my new booth at the Candle Baker store. Hope if you’re local, you’ll come take a look! The Candle Baker is in Lynden, Wa on Front. St.
I uploaded them at picyou.com and chose this cool instagram like effect!
Today I’m telling you about my chalk paint. You use less paint. You save old furniture. You save time. You could start and finish a project in 4 hours if you really want to!
Use furniture that is stained or painted already. As you can see here; this furniture is stained and painted!
Wipe off dust and cobwebs.
Paint piece of furniture with a coat of chalk paint and let dry. On a cold day in spring in the garage this may take 1 1/2 hours? Chalk paint does dry faster than regular paint. Then paint again and let dry. (On a nice warm day, it will dry in 30 minutes!)
When furniture is totally dry…sand with fine sandpaper by hand or with an electric hand sander. When you see wood stain, stop so that the raw wood doesn’t show next. I like to distress most edges and little sections here and there. You do what you like!
Maybe have a strong person help you if you are feeling tired and weak (like me!) Thanks husband!
After sanding, wipe grit off.
If desired and to bring out the wood stain and finish the piece, lightly wax with furniture wax (and an old rag) found at Hardware Stores (I used Johnson’s found at Home Depot.)
Let dry 30 minutes and wa lah!
So, I mixed up a few containers of this homemade chalk paint and I’m selling it at my antique booth at Penny Lane in B’ham.
If you want my recipe which I did find on the world wide web, just shoot me a comment and I’ll send it to you! Just like that!
I have used Annie Sloan’s chalk paint and it is similar; but you can buy mine for less than half the price or you can make it yourself…Be inspired!