I wanted my first time to be special, so I dove right in and tackled about the biggest project I could have in my home.
Pretty much every blogger I know absolutely loves chalk paint. I love that there is no prep work. Some of the posts I read said that the brush strokes don’t matter and they won’t show up, but they did. Not terribly so, but they are there. It’s supposed to cover in one coat (most of the time), but it didn’t. Nonetheless, I’m so glad I decided to do this.
I painted this bad boy on a Saturday night. After about three hours, I had sucked every drop of paint out of the can but still had some spots that need a second coat so I had to buy another can. At $40 a pop, this was not exactly an inexpensive project. However, the end results are worth it and I am thrilled with how it came out.
In a perfect world, I would have painted and distressed in the backyard, but, this thing is MASSIVE.
A big part of my decorating philosophy is that you should decorate with pieces that mean something to you.
I’ll share details of the display in a post later this week.
I painted the sign several months ago. The basket and boat were from Marshall’s and the vintage glass bottles were Country Roads treasures.
I’m still working on the living room and some art for dining room will be revealed…eventually. (hopefully sometime this year!!) But for the most part, this is the dining room.
How ’bout a little side by side?
I hope to have a piece of art to show you at the end of the week, as well as sharing some details on a few of the displayed treasures.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!