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Thursday, May 3, 2012

chalk paint heaven...........

Yup, I can finally agree.... this stuff ROCKS!!!!!


Once upon a time, Mr Gypsy thought he was doing me a favor and started priming the wrong iron bed................

See the lovely gray primer?


 And it's been in our garage ever since........

Until Annie Sloan came to the rescue!   I decided to use the gray primer as my "base" coat and let it show through.  I waxed it with the clear wax. And I promise once it's in my house, I'll take better pictures, pinky swear! 






These were my first project and I just realized the "afters" are not on this camera card..... afters to come!! :)



 And my sweet girl paints while mama paints! 



Here is a shadow box  (from goodwill) I have had in the basement for years (literally).  It started out an orangy-golden oak color.  Another issue of mine, I get VERY excited and forget to take "before" pictures (like this frame...), sorry, I'll try to do better!   I used emperor's silk with graphite over it.  LOVED how it came out.  These are clay model art my boys did and I wanted to display them.





I read up online a bit before "distressing" and there is a bit of opinion about distressing before or after wax.  I did it before but could see why people would like to do it after and I'm sure I will try that too!















My two little artists work! 
Love them!





And I'm pausing the home tour a bit,  the playroom and mudroom are left downstairs.  Let's just say after horse showing all week, they aren't real "camera ready"  catch my drift? LOL!

I'll be back soon after Friday with more projects!  My last day of showing!


XOXO





8 comments:

Jen Kershner said...

You have me so excited to get started. I can't wait to see your frame afters. It all looks great! It's so good to see you are training your girl right!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I told you this stuff is addicting!! Great makeovers! Can't wait to see the full reveal on that bed and picture frames!

bedroom ideas said...

Hi
The Thrifty Gypsy
Good day administrator, I really love how it is easy on my eyes and the data are well written,
many thanks

RaNae @ Ewe Creek Cottage said...

Hi Kristy Hugs long time no see gosh the kids have grown and are adorable!! Love the new house and well I have always been one of your biggest fans soo psyched to be following you again.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Kristi,

I have not tried the paint. I wish I lived closer to a dealer to help me decide.

I look forward to your iron bed reveal. Your children's art looks wonderful framed.

xo,
Dee

Rooms by Ann said...

I look forward to the end result. Thanks for sharing. The bed looks great.

Michele Smith said...

Hi Kristi,
I'm looking forward to see what you've done with the chalk paint. I have several cans in my pantry and a few sample sizes I haven't tried yet.

Have a Happy Memorial Day weekend!

loveseat sleeper said...

Hello
The Thrifty Gypsy
Thanks for this great stuff!, It's rare to see a great blog like this one today, continue it , Best Regards

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