Here is what I completed so far this week. You may remember my Painting Dilemma post about the little table which had the bubble effect on the top after priming. Well, after many helpful suggestions and tips from you readers, I decided to just try sanding the top some more. Happily, I was able to get rid of the bubbles, but still wasn't as smooth as I had wished. But I decided to leave it as is and just go for the paint.
This was also my first try with the homemade chalk paint recipe I got from No Minimalist Here. I so love Chalk Paint! It did take me a bit of mixing until I thought the texture was right. I wasn't sure if the measurements were for dry or mixed plaster of paris. But I went for after it was mixed and it came out okay!
The second batch I mixed for my bed frame came out even better, but that's for another post! -_* The paint color is Behr Petal Bloom with a few squirts of Plaid FolkArt Enamels acrylic paint in Berry Wine. The acrylic paint gave a little more depth to the pink which matched my fabric choice better. I then did a wash with a glaze of antique white and then added some trim colors to go with the chair it will sit next to.
So here is the result. The top still has a bit of a bubble effect in areas but not that noticeable; besides it will be covered with a doily and lamp so not important. : ) She will look lovely in my new bedroom makeover . . . coming soon!
Thanks for following my progress. Now lets get to our party! First the features for the week, starting with the link with the most links:
That would be Jodi of Cottage Charm Creations with her great tip on making your own ironstone look.
Isn't this beautiful, wait to you see how it used to look!
Sarah over at Alderberry Hill did an awesome job in re-purposing this vintage dresser!
It's actually a re-makeover of a makeover; I'm partial to the first one. : )
Theresa at Magazine Your Home shares this lovely lamp makeover tutorial.
At The Uncluttered Lifestyle, Iesha brought this beautiful buffet back to life.
You must see Aimee's new kitchen remodel at It's Overflowing!
This clock creation by Sherry at Decorating With Cents is a real definition of repurposing!
Wait until you see the entire piece. Gorgeous!
For all of you who were featured please feel free to grab a button from my sidebar.
Now for this week's party. A few simple rules:
- Link should be to your actual post and not just your blog home page. It could be anything you've created, crafted, sewing, crochet, knitting, photographed, or great frugal finds/buys! (Please . . . no etsy shop or giveaways.
- Becoming my follower would be appreciated; there are 3 ways to follow: GFC, Linky Follower, and Networked Blogs.
- Please scroll and visit at least the link before you and share the fun and leave them a comment; the more the merrier for the party. Also they may return the favor.
- Please add either my party button or a text link to the party on your post.
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill
Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday @ Kammy's Korner
Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Furniture Friday @ Decorating Insanity
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet The Sound