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Using Thrift Store Canvas Art For Farmhouse Sign Projects Repurpose

Here’s a thrifty Craft tip. Don’t pass up canvas art from thrift stores and garage sales.

I bought these large canvas art pictures at a thrift store for .75! I’m going to do something different with each one.

I took this one and painted it with chalk paint.

I brushed these three colors on in layers.

After this dried, I stenciled the words with acrylic craft paint in black.

It’s not perfect, but I feel like farmhouse decor needs some imperfections sometimes. Now, what to make with the other two??

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Vintage Queen Ann End Table Makeover Chalk Paint Furniture Restoration

I spent the day painting this beautiful vintage Queen Ann side table. It came out way better then I expected! This piece is going in our Master Bedroom at the lake. I got this piece and a matching Highboy Chest from a friend. I’ll be painting the Highboy next.

This was how it looked when I got it. I removed the hardware and cleaned them and spray painted them black. I cleaned the entire piece with Awesome Cleaner. Most dollar stores carry it.

I recommend wearing a mask while cleaning with awesome. It is strong. This is a homemade medical mask I made for protection from corona virus. It worked well for blocking the fumes.

Next I started painting..I used Annie Sloan Paint. It is the best chalk paint I have ever used! I wanted a Navy Blue to go with my bedroom color scheme. I researched and decided on Napoleonic Blue and Dark Wax.

This combo created an amazing color! I’m literally obsessed with it!

This is the color, two coats with no wax. Too bright for me. Once paint dried, i lightly sanded with 400 grit sandpaper just to smooth a bit. Then I brushed on clear wax with a wax brush. Then before it dried, I brushed on the dark wax. I really worked it into the wood. Also, I noticed that one of the handles was missing, bottom drawer center. Instead of replacing all of the hardware, I filled the holes with a dowel rod, glued on and painted over. You can only tell if you are looking for it.

Here is a video of how I applied the paint and wax.

This color is exactly what I wanted!! In the above pic, the wax still needs to be buffed. I have to wait 24 hours. I’ll update with the finished picture then. When you buff it, you create a shine. I will be painting my highboy the same color. I can’t wait to get it to the lake!!

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TV Stand Makeover w/Chalk Paint DIY

We have had this black laminate tv stand for years. It was an eye sore to me. Now I love a distressed look but this just wasn’t cutting it. I have tried covering the scratches with a black marker, no go! I was thinking about donating it and getting something else but I am too thrifty! I couldn’t see spending a couple of hundred dollars for another one, so I spent around $25 instead. Here’s how I made it over.

I started by cleaning the tv stand with Awesome. Most dollar stores sell it. I sprayed it on and wiped real good.

The next thing I did was apply contact paper to the inside of the stand. I found this contact paper at the Dollar Tree. They have some really cute prints. I ended up applying it to the shelves as well.

This is the paint I used. This is the first time I have used it and it won’t be the last. I was very impressed with the quality and coverage. You can paint on most any surface without sanding. I used Paris Gray. It is found in Boutiques. I had to find it online and order it since we are under a “Stay at Home” order. I ended up ordering some more for upcoming furniture makeovers I have planned. I highly recommend this paint!

These are the brushes I used. I painted the big surface areas with the large chalk paint brush with natural bristles. I found it on amazon. It worked well. I used the other brushes in the smaller areas. The flat brush I used to apply the wax.

This definitely needed two coats! This was after one coat, you can see the black shining through. I let it dry then applied the second coat. It dries really fast. By the time I finished the first coat, it was ready for the second.

Here is the finished product. My Wheaten, Saphira thought I was taking her picture when I got my camera out lol. She sat right down and posed. I had to throw this picture in.

This is the inside with the contact paper. I dislike painting inside cabinets. This was much easier and I think it adds nice contrast.

I’m happy with the color I chose. I thought it would be a little darker but this actually makes things look brighter. I added a coat of clear chalk paint wax. This is an important step to protect the paint. Brush it on and after it dries buff. Now as soon as my additional paint arrives I will paint the end tables in my living room, pictured below.

These are in dire need of a makeover! I can’t wait to get started on them…

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TV Stand A Makeover Sneak Peek

Hey Everyone! Just a quick sneak peek of my latest project. I’m giving my laminate tv stand a makeover. It was scratched up pretty bad and I’m not talking about a cute distressed look. It also had a puppy chewed corner… It was not pleasing to my eye! I was thinking about getting a new one but I am THRIFTY! Instead of a couple of hundred dollars for a new one, I spent $20. Now that’s a bargain! This is the first coat of Annie Sloan Chalk paint and I am loving this amazing quality paint! I will be working on it today. It will need at least another coat. I will update when it is finished…stay tuned! Subscribe to my blog for the latest!

First Coat of Paint