Hometalk Event in Tennessee
On Saturday, December 10, I hosted a Hometalk Chalk Painting Event at my home in the mountains of NE Tennessee. We had 6 people signed up to attend, but due to inclement weather (very cold and a snow storm in the mountains), most had to cancel attending. It was an outdoor event, the plan was to chalk paint a chair and a nightstand that I had purchased at Goodwill.
The chair I found at Goodwill for $9. The fabric is in good shape (no rips or tears) and the wood sturdy. A perfect candidate to paint the fabric and the wood!
Found this night stand at another Goodwill for $4. It is actually in pretty good shape and I loved the ornate draw pulls that had some great patina from aging.
It was so hard to paint in the frigid cold weather! But, it made us work faster!
We painted the chair legs and arms first with white chalk paint.
Then, used water to spray down the fabric - getting it nice and wet before painting it with watered down chalk paint.
We used a grey chalk paint - 50/50 water and chalk paint.Aft
After one coat - it is looking good and as expected. It need to dry thoroughly before applying a second coat - so the chair is done for the day with the workshop!
The next day - I was able to add one more coat of paint. Looking better, but still needs one or maybe two more coats of chalk paint.
We have had some wet and very cold weather, so I have only been able to get one more coat of chalk paint on the fabric and have not touched up the wood yet - but it is almost finished!
One of the things I love about using chalk paint is very little prepping before painting. We lightly sanded the top and wiped it all down and then painted this night stand.
Will be working to make sure the ornate drawers are highlighted properly.
Darlene and I loved the patina on the drawer pulls, so she cleaned them with a wire brush and that is all we plan to do to them. Still going to finish both projects as soon as we get dry, warmer day. I will post final photos of both projects when I get them done. Even though we had a small group - we had a great time and hope to do it again - when the weather is warmer! Lol