There are many projects that have been waiting for me; a cabinet door that I want to make into a chalkboard/notice board, a wooden tray that is begging to be an oval chalkboard, a goose that needs to be refreshed with white and two totes that need to be made useful again.
Painted outside on the deck railing. Two coats for everything and three when needed. The chalk board paint was three coats. Had to do some careful touch ups with the white when the black went 'too far' from its edge.
First up is an old cabinet door from my kitchen. I have been holding on to it since our 2007 kitchen reno.
So many creative bloggers have made chalkboards from old kitchen cabinet doors and this has been on my 'to do' list since March. Its now August and that project is accomplished.
The totes weren't in my original idea for a post so I only have one 'before' tote picture.
Finished the four compartment tote and the two chalkboards (white frames) with CeCeCaldwell clear wax.
Next up (well I worked on everything sequentially, paint, go to the next project, and by the time the last was finished the first was ready for a second coat) is the oval wooden tray.
I waxed the oval tray with CCC clear way and then added CCC Aging Wax over the leaves. Polished.
For these projects I used CeCeCaldwell chalk-clay Simply White and Kilz White, plus Rust-o-leum Chalk Board Black paint. As always, remember that black chalkboard paint dries quickly and is very difficult to remove so clean hands, brush, and any drips right away.
The goose plant holder and the two partition tote got two coats of CeCe Caldwell Simply White and then there was bleed through so they got two additional coats of Kilz and still had that yellow showing through the white in a few areas. Darn.
The goose, with some embellishment, made to hold a plant or garden tools, today has dahlias from my garden.
The second tote, a two compartment, is made of rough cedar and the cedar bled through even with 4 coats of paint (2 CeCe, 2 Kilz) as did the goose.
Decided to put scrapbook paper in the tote for a liner.
I loved getting caught up on projects that have been 'waiting'.
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