Happy Tuesday everyone!
If you have been following along on the blog, then you know that I do a lot of projects with paint. Spray paint, chalk paint, wall paint, you name it, I don’t care, I will paint it! I use paint a lot because it’s a really inexpensive, budget friendly way to change or update things that you already have and because I hate to waste things that are no longer working for me.
My latest bright idea and paint project, was to change the color of a wicker chest I have had for several years (and through at least a couple of houses) that I store extra quilts in.
Nothing wrong with it (ok, maybe it was a little beat up) I was just bored with the brown. I am so sick of all the brown in my house y’all.
This is the ho-hum before:
I wanted to change it to a faded, vintage-ish looking gray, so I used an inexpensive matte finish chalk paint in Elephant (how can you not love that!) with a tiny amount of a creamy white called Plaster. I picked these up at Walmart for about $5 each.
I painted a layer of gray, dry brushed on a tiny bit of the white and then did another coat of the gray.
When the painting was done, I brushed on, then wiped off a light layer of clear wax.
I like this paint color a lot but it’s a VERY matte finish. If you are looking for glossy, this is not it. I also like that it was super cheap, and I used very little, so there is plenty left over for other projects.
I will be sharing on these great blogs: