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Painting is a home project that almost everyone will encounter. On Hometalk, you can get advice on every aspect of your painting project, from selecting a color scheme to preparing the walls. For inspiration, check out photos of DIY painting projects and paint jobs by professionals. There are so many conversations on Hometalk about interior and exterior painting. Search for specific painting issues, and you'll find that your question about painting might have already been answered. Or just post photos to celebrate a successful painting endeavor.
I have a bad, bad habit. I love coming up with home improvement and DIY projects around the house. I love started those projects and jump in head first, gung-ho. And then... I get
frustrated. I run into problems. I run out of time. Such is the case with my front doors. A year and a half ago, I made the decision to paint them and started working on them, but never finished. Thanks to 'encouragement' from my husband and some gorgeous spring weather, I finally buckled down and finished what I started last week. I finally painted the doors in Benjamin Moore's Wythe Blue and got the front of the house finished and ready for spring! #MayProjects#DIY
I long debated on chalk paint vs regular paint for my kitchen cabinets. With the help of a professional artist/painter we decided that the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint would be the best
choice. A less than bright white was achieved by mixing colors and a two toned effect was used by using a lighter color on the uppers and a darker on the lowers. The paint was finished off with varnish for a clear coat protection.
With all the buzz about chalk paint, I had to give it a try. We had a scabby old dresser that didn't owe us anything. It seemed like a low risk adventure! We made a backplate out of an
old board and found a wooden decorative piece in an box of spare parts. The recipe we used was 5TBS. plaster of Paris mixed with 2TBS. water added to 2cups of paint. We got a bit aggressive with the sanding back, I may go lighter next time.
The knobs are end caps salvaged from some metal rods that we had in the basement.
I was thrilled to do a project using graphics from the Graphics Fairy and have it featured on the DIY Graphics Fairy site.
We started with a buffet that had been repaired over its lifetime and was not living up to its potential.
After sanding and painting with homemade chalk paint I hand painted a bee motif using a projector as a guide then we waxed it and married it to a beautiful mirror we had to create a server for our dining room. I would love to know what you think...To see the whole guest post and learn about the process... just click on the link!