|The bookcase I wanted to paint|
I decided to go for it! I bought some runs of Rust-Oleum chalk paint in white and cream. I wanted to paint the mirror white to match the walls in the hallway. I began with the mirror.
|I used masking tape to protect the mirror edges|
As It was raining, my husband carried the mirror (it's very heavy!) into the garage for me and I began the makeover. I used masking tape to protect the mirror edges as I painted the frame. I cleaned the frame with sugar soap before painting. I applied two coats of paint before lightly sanding it and then finished it with the wax. I must admit I was pretty surprised at how easy and quick the whole process was! Why had I not done this before?!
|The finished mirror hanging in the hallway|
I couldn't wait to get started on the table and chairs. I decided to paint the chairs and table legs cream but keep the table top pine. I had actually seen a table like this that I wanted to save up for! Again I was very happy with the results.
I painted the bookcase cream too and once again it surprised me how quick it was to paint the item.
|The bookcase afterwards|
I am thrilled with the results! I certaintly have caught the painting bug. Next on my list is my dresser. Watch this space!
Have you given furniture a new lease of life with chalk paint? I would love to see pictures if you have.