That said, I don't have a large piece of furniture to paint right now. So, I looked through my pending projects and decided to start on this:
A nice big bread box I got at GW (Don't remember the exact cost but it wasn't much)
I wanted to make a charging station and thought this one would be the right size.I had cleaned it with Mineral Spirits as it was gummy from ?? I also gave it a light sanding and primed it with Zinsser primer - all before the ASCP workshop. If I'd only known that paint doesn't need a primer coat, I could have saved myself a step. Ah well, it's doubly protected now.
It had an inset:
I painted 2 coats of Chateau Grey (the color I finally settled on) on the box, letting each dry then lightly distressed it. Next, I applied clear wax then dark wax. Nice! I'm liking how the dark wax antiques the piece.
I "seasoned" the chalkboard inset with chalk, then glued it in place. Next I took twine and glued it around the edge and wrote my message on the label.
On the back of the breadbox, I cut out a hole big enough for the cords to go through and sanded those edges to remove any rough parts.
For the interior, I cut a piece of foam board to size and covered it with a leftover piece of fabric I had, gluing the edges to the back of the board then put it inside. (It fit snuggly so I didn't have to do anything to it.)
I love how it turned out.The color goes perfectly with my kitchen and it is big enough for my iPad and phone. Plus it helps keep the counter clear of clutter.
It was fun learning the different techniques with the Chalk Paint. I am waiting for the store to get in their sample cans of paint so I can try out some of the other colors. In the meantime, I am looking for something else to paint...hmmm. Maybe my dining table bench or ? Watch out furniture! I've got paint and I'm not afraid to use it!! bwahahaha....
Come join the parties - I'm linking up here this week:
Lavender Garden Cottage Cottage-style-party
Have a great week!