Well hello there Cottage Fix friends!
It’s been busy for me here this week, partly because Mr. Manly is away on business so I’m doing his chores too. He really helps out more than I thought around here. I hope he doesn’t see that I said that! And partly because whenever he goes out of town, I like to keep myself busy with shenanigans of the painting and shopping variety. Some of my best online purchases were made when Mr. Manly was out of town. Grin.
So while I’m holding down the fort, and also to keep me out of the shops, I decided to tackle this little chalk paint project that’s been on my mind for a while. Do you ever worry before you get going on something that your going to like the “before” better than the “after”? Well that’s what’s been worrying me about painting this silly door that’s propped up in the cottage corner. Deep breath… I think it’s the “after”. Yes, I like the “after” for sure. Phew!
So here’s how I did it.
When I first brought this door home from my parents garage it was painted solid white and peeling some. I sanded the heck out of it to get it looking like the picture above. I like this look too, but I wanted to mix it up.
After the chalk paint dried, I sanded it and sanded it. The paint came off easily in some spots so I just went with it. I stepped back to see how it was looking and then freaked out as I realized there was gray dust floating through the air and covering the entire living room. Yikes! I went ahead and added a coat of white wax with a cloth and then got busy cleaning up the living room. The cleaning ended up taking longer than my project. If Mr. Manly had been around I’d tackle this project outside. But, my muscles are not quite big enough to lug this puppy out solo.
Thanks for popping over for a peek!