Submitted by Linda
For many summers now, I've been wanting to refinish the antique chairs in my living room, or paint them black. However, the overwhelming prospect of sanding and stripping kept me from getting started.
Enter my friend (and favorite hairdresser), Sandy, pictured below at Shinoda, the Disneyland of floral supply places.HERE. This little store is fun and neato, and owner Michelle has posted lots of tutorials for using the chalk paint, especially the Graphite color, which can be temperamental. Owner Michelle talked me through the whole process of using the chalk paint, and sold me a starter kit. (And, in the spirit of 'it's a small world' - Owner Michelle's best friend was a student of my FRF Michelle, back when she was teaching high school!)
Here's my starter kit of supplies:
When I embarked on this adventure, Sandy told me that I would start looking at all of my furniture with new eyes, and would want to paint everything! Here are the next two items on the list, after I finish the table, of course:
|A kindergarten desk from the good ol' days.|
|This is an old children's ironing board.|