Another chalk paint project! This time using a super sweet retail chalk paint & wax called FAT paint. A dear friend of mine just opened her own shop in Vancouver selling this product and I had to try it out!!!
The colour I chose was Autumn. It's a perfect faded country red with a hint of an orange to warm it up. I love this colour!!!
Last summer I wanted to give my kitchen stepstool a makeover. It's gorgeous, shaker style and solid maple. I was very hesitant to paint it but I slapped some paint on anyway and instantly hated it. No photos. Sorry, I suck at before shots... I hate it when I want to make over a piece but have absolutely no clue how I want it to look. It took 8 months for this inspiration to come to me. Sigh.
My step stool looked kind of like this when I began:
I decided to paint a checkerboard pattern on the treads.
I started by taping off my squares. I mixed up a tiny batch of home made chalk paint in ivory (just added some baking soda!) and painted the squares. I pulled the tape off right away and, being the impatient person that I am, didn't want to wait for the paint to dry. I discovered that my brush was exactly the same width as the tape I was using, so I just went ahead and painted the extra squares free-hand.
I added the "flourish" (found on clipart) across the fronts of the steps. (scribbled across the back of the photo with HB pencil and traced the pattern onto the bench then went over the outline with a Sharpie)
Then I sanded the whole thing and added a thick coat of wax using a paint brush. My supplies??
Lovely, lovely stuff!!!
PS One of these lemons is fake and one is real - can you tell which is which??
Have an happy and creative week!