I almost titled this post “Chalk Paint”, but that’s not very quilty and since this is a quilt blog I thought I’d focus on the function of my newly painted vintage desk.
The lid won’t stay on because the wood has rotted in one corner.
I put two coats of Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (drying 24 hours and sanding after each coat) and two coats of Annie Sloan Clear Wax (again, drying 24 hours and buffing after each coat). Thanks to my DH for helping me with the buffing - that's a good workout! The surface is really smooth and I’m very happy with how it turned out.
I also did these two wooden trays. I’m not sure what I will do with them. I picked them up cheap and they were a good example of a smooth wood surface and a rough one.
What did I learn? Next time I will put on two thicker coats of paint or a third thin coat. It really is a friendly paint – no priming needed though there were some rough spots on the desk I wish we had smoothed out more.
I’m participating in the Jubilee Quilt Project that Barb, Regan and Lori have masterminded. The link is on my blog list. I plan to post soon, ideally tomorrow since I turn 51 on Friday. I figure at least I will have a start as a 50 year old. I’m glad they aren’t being too strict with participation.
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