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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Made it Monday


Since I'm in the full swing of summer, my Made it Monday is purely personal and not academic.  Don't you love days like that?  Ha!  I sure know I do.

I've been looking for a nightstand to paint and re-do for our master bedroom.  I finally found one at Salvation Army that needed some good ol' TLC.  I cleaned it really well and got to work with my first coat of American Paint Company's chalk paint in "Amber Waves of Grain."  I can't believe that I forgot to take a before picture.  It was such an ugly brown.  {I always have to remind myself that chalk paint dries darker once the wax is put on.  I'm not a fan of this pale baby yellow color, at least not for my bedroom.}

After three coats {this wood did NOT want to be covered}, I sanded it really lightly with very fine sandpaper.  I also distressed some of the edges and corners because, well…I just like it banged up a little.  After I dusted it, I covered it with a coat of the American Paint Company clear wax.  We liked it a lot that way, but I wanted to take it one step further.  I decided to do a light coat of the Dark Aging Wax, and I love how it turned out!  Please excuse the missing hardware.  I'm convinced that a trip to Anthropologie is in order to find just the perfect piece.  Don't you agree?  :)





Oh who am I kidding?  I'm working on school stuff, too.  I'm working on getting my Facebook page launched - Like it here.  I'm also working on some Reading Interactive journal pages for Kindergarten reading circles.  These will be ready soon.  And, I also have about 20 - yes 20!!! - unfinished kits that really need to get completed.  But it's summer, y'all!

Happy Wednesday!