I absolutly love chalk paint, it is easy to work with and the outcome is always a beautiful flawless finish. You really can’t go wrong with Annie Sloan or Ce Ce Caldwell Chalk Paints, both amazing products. However, I do realize they can be a little priecey so my girlfriend went and made her own, how awesome is that!
About a year ago we had to move my grandmother into a Alzheimer’s facility and she was unable to bring all of her belongings. She had a beauitful antiuqe dresser that I couldn’t let go, it carried so many memories from when I was a little girl.
It was the same dresser my sister and I were allowed to grab all the spare change from and take it home. It carried all her beautiful stockings for when her and my grandfather would go square dancing every weekend. The second drawer had all the gorgeous jewels she allowed me to play dress up with. Nope, I couldn’t say good-bye but I sure didn’t have the room for it.
I had been seeing gorgeous dressers used as buffets in dinning rooms and I knew exactly whom to give it to. First off she is a neighbor so selfishly I knew I would still get to see the piece all the time because she is one of my best friends. I knew she would turn it into a beautiful piece and would give it the love it so deserved. She is just as sentimental as I am.
She then did the same dry brush method with some white paint.
I love you Irene, thanks for giving Grandma’s dresser a beautiful makeover, it looks amazing in your home!
~A quick update on the kitchen~
I was able to take a very quick shot of some of the mold before the drywall came out. This was actually one of the better areas that was furthest from the dishwasher, see all the spores, yuck!
All the mold is out, everything has been treated and the machines run 24/7.
After we receive an OK from the mold company we will bring in the plumbers, then the drywall, I will paint the walls and finally the new cabinets. I guess I should go pick out a countertop. I’m going to need some help on that, guess that will be my next post since you are always so helpful and insighful.
Meanwhile, here at home life somehow is pretty peaceful in spite of it all. My hubby is gone back East, Grayson has been home sick all week, I’m living in a disaster with no kithen, My unlce passed and we had to say goodbye to him yesterday. Yet, somehow it is all OK, because of friends. Friends that have fed us, watched the dogs, taken the kids, done my dirty dishes, opened up their home. Because of them I haven’t had a crazy person breakdown freakout, I honestly feel extremly blessed!