Then our ex neighbor who we love and miss, posted on a local yard sale group that he was selling his microwave cart.
|Oops. Almost forgot to take a before picture|
Thankfully there is pinterest. I knew I could easily paint this and make it look like exactly what I wanted. I was a bit nervous though. See, I've always claimed myself as having no creative bone in my body. I also can be a huge perfectionist. So, never have painted furniture before and worrying that I would screw it all up, (even if it is just paint and we only spent $25 for this cart), I did a lot of research, pinteresting and even turned to my ig friends for tips and encouragement. I received some and so I told myself that I can do this. It can't possibly be that hard. I chose the exact tutorial that I wanted to follow, (because there's like a million plus one) and bought my supplies.
I chose to follow THIS tutorial.
I gave just the top counter a good sanding.
I already had the wood finish from a shelf I had painted for our play room. I just watered down a bit and did the paint on, wait a few and wipe off. I didn't want the counter top too dark. It's obviously still dark but it would have been darker had I not done the previous stated.
I did buy chalk paint from a local flea market. I just bought a sampler and it was a little over $11! I know there are tons of tutorials for how to make your own but I knew I could get by with just the sampler so I just spent the money. It also being my first time doing anything like this, I at least wanted good chalk paint. The sampler was just enough. There wasn't a drop left.
So easy in fact that I am now looking at some old furniture in my house that could use a good face lift. ;) My next project is to paint and refurbish my two night stands in our master bedroom. However, I might really look into making my own chalk paint and try it out.
What are some recent house projects you have done or have plans to do?