Northern girl in Georgia {Athens GA Photographer}

What I have I been up too? Furniture Redo’s!

I have wanted to redo a few of my furniture pieces for years.

I either didn’t have the time, or the weather was too cold in WI.

Plus I knew I wanted chalk paint.

Unfortunately the closest retailer was a few hours away in WI.

 But, good news! I just found a retailer right outside of Athens that carries CeCe Caldwell’s chalk paint.  It’s a super cool little store called Paint with Class.

They even have paint classes! The ladies were incredibly nice and super helpful. They also have tons of cute stuff for sale. I’ll definitely be going back.

Here’s why I love the chalk paint…

It’s all natural (you can even eat it)! I wouldn’t advise that, but it’s that safe.

Because it is all natural, I didn’t have to move anything outside in order to use it. That’s good news considering I wanted to paint my antique (and, very, very heavy) dressers that I received from my Grandparents. I also planned on doing our TV stand. I don’t think Mike would have been keen on the idea of moving these items outside, only to bring them back in a day or two later.

 It’s also easy to work with and a little goes a long way, so I’ve started painting pretty much all our furniture!

I explored another store called  “Junk in the Trunk”. It consists of a bunch of booths that people rent out in order to sell their own items.

I am going to get into serious trouble with this store!

I needed a night stand and a few other things, all of which I found almost immediately.

Plus some of the people at the store gave me some helpful hints on how to decorate my fireplace mantel.

 So, I picked up a black nightstand. Of course, I had to paint it, along with my current nightstand:)

I LOVE the way the dressers turned out!  They were in pretty rough shape, but I am so happy with them now!

I know my Grandparents would be happy I have updated them!

I mixed the vermont slate and vintage white together to get this light grey for the night stand,

I am so happy the way they turned out. Plus a cute handle from Hobby Lobby 🙂I used the vintage white and put on 2 coats, I also took a wet rag to some of the corners to lightly distress it. I wanted the brown to show just a little.

My Blahh TV stand from Ikea, turned into something better! I put two coats of the vermont slate and took a wet rag to the corner’s. Then used the dark aging cream to make it darker.

I still might add some black to the stand, to make it darker…
See what a difference the aging cream made! I really didn’t like the plain vermont slate. But with the aging cream it is much better.

So we are pretty much moved in and I’m done decorating and painting…for now 🙂

Nicole - September 17, 2013 - 1:22 pm

Wow!! I love the antique door handle drawer pull!! Super cute! Good work and thanks for the paint tip, I will look for that type of paint if I decide to get that ambitious!

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