Thursday, February 2, 2017

On A Roll

I've been on a roll lately. I've gotten so much done around the house it's crazy.

What's got me totally confused is that I got off my hormones 6 weeks ago and frankly I haven't felt this good in a long time. I did go through a couple weeks of insomnia and extra hot flashes but this past week I feel like a million bucks. I'm supposed to get a hormone implant next week and I'm thinking about cancelling it......

This is one of my latest projects. An old dresser I use for storing treasures in the 'art' room. (My grand daughter calls it the girl's room, no boys allowed.) It's about 40 years old and fell out of the back of the pickup during one move. The top piece split in two and it has road rash on a top corner. (So it stays covered) You'll have to imagine it as a totally stained finish for the 'before' photo.

I've done some 'real' chalk paint before and it's just quite a hassle. When I found out that Rustoleum made a clear matte finish coat that was a spray my ears perked up. Then I saw they had spray chalk paint too. I only bought the top coat that day. (I'm in heaven! Look out furniture in my house!)

We just happened to have a day with no wind (miracle). I took the drawers outside, contents and all, covered them with a cardboard and towels and sprayed away. I had this finished in no time and it dried fast. I did go on a hunt for new pulls for the bottom 3 drawers and viola! Super fast update.  I think the grey looks a touch dark in the photo than in real life.

These are the products I used. Hobby Lobby had the Krylon and HomeDepot the Rustoleum. (Although Rustoleum does make the colored chalk spray I was at Hobbly Lobby when the idea hit me.)

Since I'm still on my organizing binge, these drawers are the current target. One down, four to go. One drawer is full of beading supplies. I have tons of seed beads. Wish I could figure out something fun and 'current' to do with them. Most have sewing stuff that's never used so it'll get packed and moved out to make room for currently used goodies.

I have an old sofa table that I just happened to leave a pumpkin sitting on too long this winter. It ate the finish. AUUUUGH! Oh well, I'll be painting the top of that at least but perhaps the whole thing. It's going to be hard to decide on a color for it. Do I dare do turquoise?


  1. Lots of fabulous projects. I have used chalk paint before too. I still have a nightstand I need to finish.

  2. Those drawers look terrific. I think I may want to give this a shot.

  3. If turquoise appeals, do it! After all, it's only paint. If you don't like it, you can always pick another color for a do-over. :-)


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