Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Chalk Paint Delight

Hi Girls,
  This is my first attempt with chalk paint. My love of wood, fix, paint or build furniture I have been doing for several years but never before had tried to use the Chalk Paint. A few months ago I saw a post by Elizabeth and Co. , describing how to prepare homemade Chalk Paint and decided to try. The advantage of not having to sand caught my attention, not to say that I fall  in love with the idea, LOL. I send her an email asking where to get some materials that I was getting hard to find, she very kindly shared the information with me. This is the best in "Blog Land" there are many girls who share their knowledge generously. 

Sharon, Thank you very much for your help.

A while back, I found this piece for $ 80 at a Thrift store, but had not decided how to paint and stayed hidden in my garage. It is a piece with good lines and sturdy in its construction, not pressed wood which taste more. I painted it in Valspar Satin White, stained it with Minwax  in Dark Walnut ( My favorite stain color) and sealed it with Minwax  Finishing Paste. The brass hardware was in awesome condition so I gave them a coat of Rust-Oleum  in Oil Rubbed Bronze.    I am very pleased how the piece looks now. 

Well  see the pictures of how it turned out my first attempt with this type of paint.

This is the piece before, not bad but nothing spectacular...
I think it looks better now. What do you think?

See you soon, 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Teal and Hot Pink

Hi Girls, 
I want to share with you a makeover that I made couple of months ago. I was re-decorating my daughter's room and I used a little desk that I had and renew it for her room. Obviously my scheme color is totally different to her, LOL,  so I grab my paints, the desk and a Ethan Allen chair and started this project. Both pieces are Goodwill finds which means less than $25, not bad for a complete set.

First, I sanded down both pieces and the wood was in perfect condition. Cleaned well to remove any particle, painted and sanded again to give a distressed look. Then stained  using  Minwax, one of my favorites. These are the pictures of both pieces,  before and after.
After pictures,

Before pic's... Sorry I forgot to take picture of the chair. It was light maple color.

 See you soon and have a blessed day, 

Sharing at

Recycle , Renew .... One piece at a Time

This is my first blog post for Wood and Paint Go Together.  My main purpose is Recycle, Renew ... One piece at a time. I'm pretty excited about this new blog.  Few years ago I started " Blogging" and I have other blogs I maintain that even open  but decide to create a new one for my love of wooden pieces, painting and makeovers.  I have been so inspired by other bloggers like me which love painting furniture,  or give new life to an old or abused piece. 

I have learned so much in the "blog land", and  I just want to be one of the girls that help others to make new things, change furniture and give new looks to a piece without spend much money or finding the correct piece in a Thrift store, with a friend, at the dump or maybe one that you already have and change it  without breaking your budget.

So here I am, in a new adventure, hoping that in a future, someone can gain a little " knowledge or ideas" from me as much I have gained through the generosity of so many girls during the past years.  Thank you for visit my new blog. I will be sharing the furniture tutorials that I made in my other blog  soon, so you can enjoy them too, like other girls  enjoyed them in the past.

See you soon and have a blessed day,