Hand-painted furniture

Let me take you back a year. It's one of the hottest days of summer, but I have a "project."
I'm set up in my driveway, fair-skinned and un-sunscreened in the midday sun - with a paintbrush and a new can of Paris Gray chalk paint, ready to tackle a $5 yard sale table.
We had been in our new house just a few months, and I was on a decorating tear. Inspired by the furniture facelifts I'd seen on blogs, I was ready to tackle some of my own with this "magic" chalk paint I'd been hearing so much about, not only online but at local decor stores, as well.
I bit - and I was bitten - by the painting bug.
They say paint is transformative, and I've learned just how true that is this past year. It has transformed not only my home, but my life as it's encouraged me to embark on a new creative and business venture.
Here are a few pieces I've painted.
If you want to read more about how I celebrated my paint-iversary, visit my blog, Atta Girl Says:
Duck egg blue "ballerina" table with stained top
Beachy striped table painted with Annie Sloan, CeCe Caldwell and handmade chalk paint
Betsy Ross handpainted chair
Antique buffet painted in Duck Egg Blue and Old White Chalk Paint
Trio of pastel tables, including a sewing table painted pale yellow and a French provincial nightstand.

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1 question
  • Jane
    on Feb 13, 2016

    Were the table finishes wood or Formica? If the latter what must be done to prepare for paint?

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