Long time no write! Miss me? Thought so 😉
I have been wanting to switch things up on you guys a bit. I love fashion but also have an interior design bone somewhere in me. It is so satisfying to see a space totally changed, even if it is small. It makes such a big impression.
The other day I was browsing around Arhaus trying to just take it in. If you have ever been in one you know that there is a lot and can be a bit overwhelming and hard to catch everything. But all their different set ups are so perfectly put together and within just a few steps you can exit the one and enter the next: bedrooms, dining rooms, offices, etc etc. *sigh.* I truly admire it and it’s the perfect place to gather a handful of solid ideas and inspirations.
So I did a little project of my own that I thought I would share. You’ll love it because it is super crazy easy, and not to mention easy on the wallet. Win win!
I had been looking for a piece of furniture to revamp and after visiting a couple second hand stores, went home disappointed. That very week my mom came across this shelf she found sitting out on someone’s curb. It was the perfect guinea pig and I loved the design of it. Not to mention it fit perfectly in the corner of my bathroom and filled in a bit of empty space.
I decided to go with “chalk” paint. Ever heard of it? It has, surprise surprise, a chalky matte finish to it. And the beautiful thing about chalk paint is that it sticks to anything (ok, almost anything). It also requires little to no sanding. I used the Americana Decor brand. Home Depot and Amazon both carry it.
Depending on what you are painting you may want to wipe it down so you are not painting over any dirt or grime. Now, you can sand it if it really needs it, but generally there is no need to. And then, just paint.
I chose to take apart my shelf to paint it. Depending on the color of the piece and the color of the paint you may have to do several coats. I painted my shelf twice then reassembled it. After it was put together I touched up the areas that needed it as well as the parts I had nicked during reassembly.
After it was painted (make sure it is dry) and built I used the Americana Decor Creme Wax as a top coat. You can use a wax or polyurethane. Since I wanted to keep it more of a matte finish and not glossy I chose to go with the wax. I just applied it with a lint free rag.
And that was it. See? Simple.
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Have a great weekend guys!