Today I am continuing on with the 3 pc. set that I started sharing with you earlier. But before I start I would like to share some of what has been going on at Kimberly Madson Art & Design. I have opened a new shop in Auntie Em’s here in Tehachapi. It is an Antique, shabby chic sort of shop. Great owners and the store itself is one of the best in this little town. Here is a link to their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/AuntieEmsAntiques Check them out and see the inside of the shop. Come a visit if you are ever in town.
I had been working on getting everything in the shop set up and then after it was complete I was offered a larger space and decided to take it. I have moved into the larger space and I have been working on getting it set up properly. In the mean time I have found some pieces here and there that I wanted to re-purpose and also use the chalk paint on. I have used Anne Slone’s paint and I have made my own. Annie’s is a bit thicker but mine works just great for me as well and it is a lot easier on my pocket book. Here is the recipe I used:
CHALK PAINT 1 cup paint 2 1/2 Tbl. Plaster of Paris 2 Tbl cold water
Mix the plaster into the water until there are no lumps and it is smooth. Let it thicken a bit. You don’t want it watery. The thicker you let this set the thicker your paint will be. Just don’t wait too long or you may have a plaster brick. Mix with paint and stir until smooth. You are now ready to paint.
For 1 Quart: 4 cups paint 10 Tbl. Plaster of Paris 8 Tbl. cold water Follow directions as stated above.
You can use the waxes on this paint as well.
An Old Piece
I began with the little case that I shared last time and then I found this Martha Washington Sewing Cabinet at Auntie Em”s, bought it and then painted it to go with the first case.
It was pretty bunged up with scratches.
It had these delicate little flowers
on the front of the drawers and the top
that I really hated to paint over
but they were not in good shape either.
Such a cute piece.
I removed the drawers and the knobs.
I made new knobs to match the design I was
going to use.
(That is a great opportunity for me
to get to making knobs 🙂
I needed a creamy white to start with so
I headed down to Home Depot to
see what I could find. I chose Honeysuckle
White and then made it into
chalk paint. I painted the whole top of the case
with white except the inside of the drawers and the
I used Annie Slones Coco on the drawer fronts and the legs.