Burrrrrrrrrr . . . How is everyone handling the Winter weather? We have finally had some snow in my neck of the woods and it is cold! I was just sitting here in my big pink chair and the power went off, it was black! But the power guys had it up and running in a matter of minutes. Thank you Utah Power and Light. I hope that you are all warm and cozy and thinking Spring thoughts which is not to far away. One thing about late storms is we know that they will not last very long.
One of my latest projects was to start to work with chalk paint. I have never used this before I have always used a flat interior paint and I wanted to see the difference.
Here is my first project, I thought that I would start with something small and then work up. The dress form is beautiful in its self but I feel that it just is to busy for my decor. The dress form has a burlap outer layer so that is what I will be painting.
If you ever decide to paint over burlap make sure that you use an old brush it is pretty tough on the bristles. Because of the dark brown lettering on it I gave the form one coat of base coat. I started with a cream color of chalky paint but it absorbed it so quickly that I couldn’t spread it around. So I went back to the flat white paint and a little water and this made it easier to spread. I put two coats of white interior flat paint on it. So much for my chalky paint experience.
She really did turn out pretty with lots of great patina. I let her dry over night. Then it was time to dress the pretty lady.
Here she stand so beautifully dressed.
and standing by my other dress form. I really love the look. I am looking for a dress form that does not have a pedestal to go with these two. They look rather regal standing next to each other.
One of my next projects is to paint this beautiful vintage chair. But I really need some advice from you! The pink is just to stark for me and I want to pull my sitting area together, all of my big pieces of furniture are of a different color. Dumb right? I was thinking of taking the back fabric off the chair and letting the natural part show, then chalk paint and wax the front of the chair and add a pretty new cushion cover. But what color? Do I go dark on the trim and paint it white or should I leave the trim in white and do a cream or linen color? Please help me. I really don’t want to mess up with this chair.
Have a great day! Until later!