It's finished! Updated Drysink Photos: It took a little bit of elbow grease, and way too much time to wax, but it's finally finished! I put the hardware back on and it is good to go! I love the way the white knobs looks with the "tiffany blue" color. If you are just tuning in now, or you need a refresher, here are all of my posts from this DIY: #100craftydays #chalkpaint #anniesloan #drysink #diy #refinish #repurpose #wood #furniture
Take a look at my new rebar and wood bookcase! I am super excited about the way this turned out. After stripping off the paint layers (part 1 of the DIY), I used a Dutch oil in Dark Walnut to stain and condition the wood. When I was rubbing on the oil, I noticed two circular rings in the wood on the bottom shelf that wouldn't take any stain. I bet gramps made those marks when he was painting this shelf for the first time and they left imprints in the wood. How cool. The final
Stripping off the Wood - I've just begun to work refinishing another really great piece of furniture built by my gramps. It's a 3 tier bookcase shelf he built with wood and rebar. It was painted a not so pretty tan color, but again, it is in really decent shape and super sturdy. I used paint stripper and took off that yucky tan paint color layer, along with a coat of blue paint I found hidden below it. The wood was really pretty underneath. #100craftydays #diy #refinish #repu
The paint color for coat #2 is soo much better! I added one more part of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Florence and that did the trick! My new ratio for Tiffany Blue Chalk Paint is: 6 parts Pure White 3 parts Florence 1 part Provence ... and it truly made a perfect Tiffany blue (see photo below). The second coat dried a lot darker than the first as well and that helped a lot! You can no longer see any brush strokes and it covered extremely well concidering it was a very dark sta
A Work in Progress. Here is the dry sink with the first coat of chalk paint: Not so pretty, I know. The streaks and paint strokes I'm fine with, I am sure they will disapear with the second coat of paint. I'm a little nervous about the color. Not exacly the shade of blue I want. I followed a blog tutorial for making a Tiffany blue color with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint that called for: 6 parts Pure White 2 parts Florence 1 part Provence It is looking a little too baby blue. Yuck!
Wow, halfway there! I never thought I would stay with it this long, but it doesn't even seem like I could be a DAY 50 already. I have so many more projects up my sleeve, this second 50 should (hopefully) be a breeze. There is only one issue with trying to post a craft every day is finding time in my crazy busy schedule to craft! It eats away at me sometimes, that I would rather be crafting, and not doing boring stuff, like work. Sometimes I find myself working in the garage t
A litte preview of my project (and the mess I made) last night ... It was my birthday weekend and I decided to treat myself to some Annie Sloan paint. It's been on my mind for a while to paint some furniture I received from my grandparents. I did a little googling and found a place that carried the paint. Aparently Annie Sloane is very selective with the stores that are allowed to carry it. In the future I might try and make my own chalk paint. but for now I wanted to try our
Respirator selfie! Okay, so I know the photo is terrible (maybe it's because of all the paint fumes floating around the air), but I've been busy stripping and sanding and staining. Might have more pics later in the week, then again, I might not. #100craftydays #repurpose #refinish #diy