|My color choice was Opi "Hot :& Spicy", my friend went for a green St. Patty's Day color|
Two things I dearly love are good times with friends and family and getting a project finished that has been on my list forever. (a third would be a pedi with a friend) So yeah, my weekend was awesome. Because I finished a project too and still spent plenty of relaxing time with SuperDave.
After working on the master bedroom for so long that I would have to search through my old posts to determine when it started, it's more or less finished!
The final piece of furniture that needed a fresh coat of chalk paint is done! It looked like this last week. The cat was optional - he's only there if I leave a drawer open. I should have gotten him to pose for the after photos!
This lingerie chest was a craigslist find and in the beginning I had a hard time with the idea of painting it because it was in new condition - but the longer I looked at it the worse the yellowish white and green accents looked. I strongly considered solid RED for this piece but decided on a red/black combo. It went like this.
Sample of Cinnamon Cherry I made my own chalk paint using Plaster of Paris, water and the paint.
The first coat of red made it look even worse.
Second coat of red - I'm seeing some improvement.
I think I put three coats to get the red color to match the sample. Red over white - takes a few coats to cover.
I got the white paint off the brass drawer pulls with an old Crockpot, water and dish soap. Luckily I had one with a hinged lid that had broken in two places. We were about to throw it out when I remembered I needed it to do this project.
After I painted the black over the red - I was almost speechless. But not quite, I can usually think of plenty to say! Too much, I admit it.
Projects evolve as I go along - I planned to distress, but in the end I just left some red showing through.
Everything looks good with the new wood flooring in our master bedroom! If you missed the reveal you can find it here.
All finished now and back in it's place. It upstages the big 'ole TV in our bedroom so it's not quite so noticeable (I hope).
Hope you had a wonderful weekend too!