Recently we were all sick and in my flu induced haze I left my clothes iron sitting out. The youngest member of the household saw the plug and decided to plug it into a power board. Luckily he didn't play with the iron itself but the carpet got a big injury.
Seeing as all the furniture from this room is sitting out under the carport I thought I better start painting some of it. I started with this bookcase. It is sitting sideways because I had an 11yo help me carry it outside and this was the easiest way for us to manage it.
Getting started using Canterbury Blue Chalk EZ2 Paint.
Thursday, 14 August 2014
I'm slowly going around the house and making fun changes. I have 2 bookcases in a passageway that hold the boys' books. The timber is quite dark which dulls the passageway so I have taken a paint brush to it.
What I used
- Canterbury Blue EZ2 Paint chalk paint in different colours
- paint brush
What I did
- cleaned the surface to remove dust
- I applied 2 coats of different coloured paints
- Allowed to set for a few days, because I got busy.
- lightly sanded the paint to make it smooth and also to age it slightly by making the timber show through in places.
- applied the wax and buffed it off
- convinced the kids to help me to bring it back inside :)
This is a nearly finished photo. Here the bookcase has 2 coats of paint but I haven't sanded and waxed it yet.
Here it is all finished and back in place.
I love the blue and green colours.
Now I have to put the books away and I hope no one notices that I am going to cull some books. Though I am sure the bookcase will still be full when I have finished. I don't think the colour in the shelves will show with so many books on there but it will still be nicer than before I started.
Then I have to paint the second bookcase. I wonder if the kids want to have a go?