Take It On Tuesday: Working With Chalk Paint (or my intention to)

by | Feb 10, 2015 | House & Home, Take It On Tuesday, Video | 4 comments

I feel like I keep saying this, but… I recently moved.

And what happens when a woman moves her nest?


Though the new place is smaller than the old place, the old place had A LOT more windows. Which means, I have a lot of blank walls to work with.

But I am not using chalk paint on my walls.

What I am trying to tell you is, I AM NESTING AND I WANT TO PAINT ALL THE THINGS.

I would really love to paint the walls, but since this is a rental, I have not garnered the nerve to ask if we might give a few walls a bit of a face lift.

Nor have I asked if I can remove the pear border on the kitchen walls.

A home tour is coming soon. Pinky swear. You don’t want to miss the 1982 peach, shell wall paper in the main bathroom…

Hitherhencetofore, I am directing my attention to things not attached to the house. Like candlesticks, benches, and buffets…

Kevin made an appearance in that video.



He is like a ninja shapeshifter.

He can get through holes so tiny not even a strand of thread can get through.

But he’s 80 pounds.



Oh yeah, and he’s so cool he thinks he doesn’t have to look at me when I talk to him.


That is literally Kevin literally not caring and probably planning his next shapeshifting event.

He KNOWS when we are watching him too.

You see, he’s been escaping from the yard lately. There are now 100 million% no loose boards for him to squeeze through and we’ve been trying to find out WHERE THE EVERLOVING WHERE he has been escaping through/over/under.

But he plays it soooooooo cool. And the moment we lean back – he’s OUT.

This has nothing to do with chalk paint, by the way. It’s just on my mind and you guys are kind of like my personal therapistsses and I am just sitting on a couch, typing this therapeutic vent to you.

Venting about my dog.

I have become THAT woman.

Who needs therapy because of her dog.



Yeah. So.


With this stuff you don’t have to strip or sand or do voodoo over the piece you want to refinish.

And I like that.

I also LOVE this color… Annie Sloan’s Provence. It’s delicious.

I mean that in a visual sense, delicious. I have not tasted it.

Oh, BUT… another cool thing about chalk paint – virtually no fumes! It’s winter and I sat on my dining room floor with windows closed and painted a bench.

I think I love working with chalk paint.

If you watched the video, you will know the candlestick and bench are my testers. I am moving on to painting the buffet in my dining room. A more complete how-to on using chalk paint will birth from that baby.

Have YOU ever refinished a large piece of furniture? How did you do it? Did you lose your mind?

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