So this is something I have been wanting to try out myself since became really trendy last year in the creative world, but have always been to scared to do it. Fast forward to this year when I wanted new furniture for our kitchen, but really I should not as we have expensive and good quality furniture. ahhhhh. I just do not want the dark wood now, I want light and bright and white :) I have a high gloss white kitchen with a sparkly white stone bench top and I just think a nice white table would lift the space. Actually I would love a nice teal table but as those are our wall colour the table will be white. I do plan on doing the chairs teal or yellow though to break the all white up.
So after pricing Anna Sloan paint here in NZ I started looking around and found a local girl who upcycles furniture and she is pretty awesome!! anyway she makes her own chalk paint mix that I can just add to whatever paint I want. So off I went and bought the mix and also the wax but I have yet to try it out.
I have seen so many nice tutorials etc on Pinterest and really want to try them out, my issue is I am a perfectionist and I want it to turn out perfect, I do not want lots of brush strokes, and this has really scared me to actually do the job LOL.
So I contacted the person I bought the stuff from and asked if she would do a class, well she said yes and has organised it around my schedule, how nice is that.
How awesome does this class look?
Now I am not going to practice on my good furniture so I have bought a couple of cheap 2nd hand bits to have a try with so that if they get ruined then it is no loss.
Firstly Lucy wants this chair to be painted pink for her bedroom, it was a bargain at a local hospice for $6
Next I found this in a local second hand shop for $12, it is disgusting and marked all over but great to practice with, and it was only $12, and if it does turn out nice I have the perfect spot in our bathroom for it.
While I am here I will share some of her own work, she is amazing and so talented, and I am very jealous of her studio.
I am really looking forward to this class and really excited to try out some chalk painting. I will share pictures of what I manage to get done later on in the month.