I have had the painting bug for many years. I love to paint things. I love how things look painted.
I found this frame at Goodwill for .99 cents. I always pick up frames like this--mostly to use on my Christmas tree but sometimes to sit around the house.
I wanted to do a 2 tone look and it didn't come out exactly like I wanted it too. But I still like it and I am looking for advice on the next one.
First I painted it in Provence.
Then I painted it in Old white (24 hours later). Then the day after that I oh so lightly sanded it with a fine grit sanding block.
The blue didn't show thru as much as I wanted it too and so I cheated and dry brushed a little blue on. I like it but I wish there was more blue.
I am thinking I should have waxed over the blue areas I was going to sand before painting the white. Anybody know? Maybe the dry brushing is the way to do it.
It is still pretty though. I do so need a new picture of my kids all together. Sorry kids--I know it is torture but we need a new picture.
I found something else at Goodwill that I love--
This has knots and things that make me think it is handmade. I just love it I think it is so pretty...and only $2.99!
Then my new desk--so excited about it. I think the guy at Goodwill thought I had lost it though. I sometimes feel like I need to explain myself to the workers. Wyatt and I saw this desk in the morning and I thought about it all day and then went back that afternoon and got it. Thank goodness it was still there. I hate when I have "didn't buy it" regrets. This is going to be my next Annie Sloan Chalk Paint project.
Like I told the guy at Goodwill..it will be beautiful when I am done! I already had the chair--been in my garage for years and it is perfect with it I think. The desk is super heavy and well built. My husband thinks it is really old.
My husband is in the process of fixing the broken piece on one of the drawers. The desk was only $9.99. I have great plans for it!
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