i've attacked a couple more pieces with chalk paint this week.
this trolley was pretty sad looking before i got to it with some quarter strength duck egg blue, and pure white chalk paint. i gave it 2 coats of each and sanded the edges.
i'd so love to keep this baby, but couldn't find a spot for it- even though i carted it all through the house looking for a home for it!
chalk paint is so versatile- the bottom shelf of the trolley had contact on it. rather than spend hours trying to remove it, i painted right on over it.
it's now for sale on my facebook page.
and this morning at the markets i found the cutest little vintage children's chair.
i didn't really give it a second look at first, then thought of what i could do with some chalk paint and had to take it home- and paint it up straight away of course! it could do with having the springs replaced, or could have been reupholstered, but that would have all cost a small fortune.
but with one coat of chalk paint over the vinyl- yes only one coat, it is totally transformed. i rubbed it over with clear wax too. the chalk paint gives the vinyl an almost suede look/finish.
i think my little grade ones will love it ;)
and the countdown till school holidays is on. 4.days.to.go.....