I can’t believe I am still around my friends.
Here in Kansas we all felt like we could go airborne at any minute with the 60MPH winds we had to endure. I had to put the pups on leashes just to go outside for fear that my tiny dogs would be swept away.
The unnamed child was thrilled that they chose yesterday to have a fire drill at school. Have you seen those wind tunnel booths that kids get into at the mall? Well when the kiddo arrived home from school, it looked like she just stepped out of one of those.
Since it was nasty outside, I decided to stay in and paint. You know the Americana Chalky Finish Paint I used on yesterday’s chalkboard makeover? Well I liked it so much I decided to use it on this vintage shelf that I had setting in the basement.
Here is what it looked like before:
I painted on two coats of Serene.
I then distressed it with a sanding block.
Once the paint was dry, I coated the whole piece with the dark Creme Wax to give it an aged look.
After I applied that, I went over it with a damp cloth and removed some of the extra. Then I went back over the places that were a bit too dark with the clear wax (it kind of works like an eraser).
Afterward, I buffed the whole piece and that was it!
I put some of my pups from my collection on there! It would be darling in a little boy’s nursery though!