WOW! Thanks again to all those that linked up to our weekly Chalk Paint Party!
I was amazed to see so many people mixing colors to create their own unique look.
Great job everyone!
Lots of beautiful pieces to look at. In case you missed it, here is the link.
This is a shelf we have been working on for a little while. Fun little craigslist find, but definitely in need of a face lift. Yes, I almost forgot to take a before picture. I had painted one spindle, but quickly put everything back together to snap the before.
Don't you find that you get so excited to dive in and start painting that you forget the "before?" I know I always do!
The shelf was small scale and perfect for my daughter's room, as you can see, there was some water damage on the finish and it was peeling up. Since the finish was so bad, I decided to go ahead and sand the shelves down so that it would not continue to peel up.
No sanding on the spindles, just painted right over the finish.
This is the reason it has taken a while to complete this project, 24 spindles with lots of nooks and crannies! Not hard to do, just monotonous and time consuming.
But, alas! It is all complete!
We found that the underneath sides of shelves were not finished, just raw wood. So we decided to stain that side along with the lip of the shelf to add some contrast to it. Shelves stained with Minwax Jacobean. Painted the spindles and the other side of the shelves with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey.
We stained and polyed the shelves first. Went back and taped off with the green frog tape once it was dry. This was the first time using the frog tape, and let me tell you, we are sold! This stuff is the bomb! The stain had bled over on the back side of the shelf, but we just taped off the edge and painted right over the stained area. No bleeding at all, just a clear crisp line. Also, the Chalk Paint covered where the dark stain had bled over with just one coat, how great is that?!
Now, the only thing left to do is to decide which side of the shelves to use.
The stained side....
OR the painted side...
Which do you like best?
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