Since summer school got out, I have been really busy. I talked to a local antique shop owner and he is allowing me to put some of my painted furniture in his store! I even have a spot in the front window!!! Then, there was a day when I had 320 views on my blog!!! ONE DAY!!! That’s almost double from where I’d been the day before! Things are really looking up for I’ll Just Paint It! If you enjoy reading it and looking at all the pics, please continue to share this site with your friends. They share with their friends and all the sudden, my blog is blowing up!!! Keep up the great work, friends!!!
OK, since I’ve been putting projects on the back-burner to paint furniture in order to sell it, I thought I’d share some before and afters with you because who doesn’t love those?!?! Am I right? Another exciting thing is that I’ve discovered and almost mastered Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. If you follow any furniture painting boards on Pinterest, you’ve probably heard of it. Here’s the idea: Annie Sloan (from Europe) created a paint that will stick to virtually anything. You don’t have to prime, sand, or do much in terms of prepping. It goes on live a glove and the finished product is gorgeous. This paint makes distressing a breeze. As a protector, you use wax. There is dark and clear wax. The clear wax is, well, clear (think polyurethane, but it’s wax). The dark wax gives your piece an antiqued sort of look. There are many ways to use the paint. They can be mixed to create different colors (which her colors are FAB), they can be watered down, all sorts of things. I am by no means an expert. I still have lots of questions myself, but that’s the gist of her paints. Once I used them, I knew I was on to something big. She’s pure genius!
Sorry for the different sized photographs. You know my camera is broken and I keep buying other things instead of a new one. I’m not sure why some are big and some are small and I can’t fix it and it’s summer, so who wants to be in the house editing things they can’t figure out?!?!?! Thanks for living with it!
I realize that my pictures aren’t staged and they are taken with my iPhone, but I’m hoping you get the idea! This is what I’ve been doing for the last couple of weeks. It’s why I missed writing a post the week before the 4th of July. I’ll get the hang of being able to do it all. Until then, imagine how great one of these pieces would look at your house!
Also, I do plan on doing some tutorials on some of these projects. I’m just not sure when!
See you next week, until then, I’ll be painting furniture!
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