Being newlyweds in a new home, which I lovingly refer to as the Belko Bungalow, we’ve had a few fun projects around the house that needed to be done. One of my projects was a kitchen table that was passed down to me from my mom. The table had white legs with a light-stain wood table top. The chairs were different colors, some were blue, some red, some green & some white – her kitchen theme was “fiesta.” However, my kitchen theme is not
fiesta, so I had a genius idea to repaint the table. My sweet husband began sanding the top of the table (after I idiotically put dark lacquer on top of the previous lacquer – no one told me I had to sand it first!), but it was taking for.ever. to sand, and my husband’s patience with sanding was beginning to dwindle.
And then I happened upon an adorable shop that is in downtown Visalia: Embellish & Restore. It’s amazing! The owner repurposes furniture with something called chalk paint. I had a conversation with her as I was browsing around her shop and she told me that you don’t have to sand or primer or do anything before using chalk paint. Hello beautiful. It sounded like it was my kinda paint, so I purchased some and went home to begin my project. I did a test run on one of the chairs and I loved how it turned out! And I knew right then, that I was slightly obsessed with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
So I’ve painted a few things since that discovery and I can’t wait to show it to you guys when it’s all put together! But for now, I’ll show you a few snippets!
See, isn’t chalk paint so fun?! Now, I find myself looking around for random things that need to be painted. Could be dangerous… 😉