Becoming a DIY Diva

$20 Estate Sale Find

$20 Estate Sale Find

Hi! Have you been bitten by the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint craze? Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint? Painting everything in your house much to your loved ones amusement or chagrin?

I jumped right into this category a couple of years ago. Then I realized I just liked painting furniture! It was satisfying a creative void I had long had that needed to be filled. The only problem, what to do with all this furniture. I was picking things up off Craigslist Free Stuff, from yard sales, trash piles… it was too much!

Thru Sept 11 12 628This is the first piece I did (scroll up for a full picture), a $20 estate sale find with peeling veneer and missing knobs. I glued the veneer back on and moved the knobs so there is one on each drawer instead of how they were previously arranged with two on each drawer. I had to do some hammering inside to get the drawer tracks back in the right place, too.

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This is painted with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint, then clear waxed, sanded, and dark waxed, then some light buffing.

I just love little details like paint inside drawers and sweet original hardware. Don’t you?

I was hooked! I told my mother who reminded me of the furniture I ‘collected’ because I wanted to redo it in highschool…. but I think I got distracted by something… boys, maybe? Did you have the painting bug? What got you started?



1 Comment on Becoming a DIY Diva

  1. rochelle claypoole
    October 29, 2014 at 2:47 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the name. This is pretty impressive!


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