Thursday, February 26, 2015

Small Changes with Chalk+Clay Paint

Turquoise appeals to me.  I picked up a fresh can of CeCe Caldwell's Santa Fe Turquoise Natural Chalk + Clay Paint Wednesday afternoon. I have some small wooden pieces to paint and my old can was finally finished. The first project was to repaint one of my favourite little stools.

I've kept my mid January Heap of Change # 1 room in pretty good shape since I finished sorting, donating, organizing, cleaning and making myself a restful room.

This week I tweaked the bookshelf a bit to make it more convenient by moving the books up and the baskets down the shelves.

I often need a little stool to stand on or put something on and this one is often in my room.

It is one I painted green many years ago, one of several  my Dad made for Church sales as well as for home and family. It is pattered after the one my Dad made as a young boy on the home ranch in the 1920's. 

Could not resist adding faux grain stripes by taping the stool Used painters tape in 2 different widths. Painted one coat of CeCe Caldwell Santa Fe Turquoise Natural Chalk + Clay Paint. It looks similar to a solid gel in the can. Paints on like a dream. I used ASCP Clear Wax as the finish.

before and after

Small changes.

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  1. I like the turquoise. I have never tried that brand of paint. I'll have to see if it is carried locally.

  2. This stoop become so beautiful and the golden stripe make it loos very stylish.

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  3. That little stool turned out great! :) Nice color.

  4. Your room does look so tranquil with that gorgeous aqua painting....and now with a very cool aqua stool. I have yet to use the chalk paints and have no idea what to do with the wax! I am not so crafty! :)

  5. Love the post your shared called chalk clay paint at Fab Friday, I love the little stool, the color is very pretty.
    Thanks Maria

  6. Just stopping by from Sally's Blue Monday to wish you a fabulous week - love your revamped stool.
    Wren x

  7. It's great that the bookshelf is working for you and the Heap of Change Challenge had a good effect. If the challenge worked and your shelves are still straightened up, it was a success. I'm still working on the challenge. I had so much to do, and I am still plodding along.

  8. Hi Joy,

    What a delightful bench; I love the color too! Thanks for making Blue Monday special.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  9. Hello, I love the turquoise color! And the baskets on the shelve are a great idea. They keep everything so neat.. Thanks for sharing! Happy March, wishing you a great day and week ahead!

  10. I love the color you chose! It is a nice change you made with your bookshelf and the room in general. We all need a nice change. I have a beautiful peachy colored comforter set in layaway and I am excited to get it and set it up. But I am waiting until Spring really hits! I have creamy sheers to hang too ! I love changing our bedroom from Spring/Summer Fall/Winter. I am trying to get a little Spring themed candelabra done too. It has permanent holly berries for Winter on it ! SO I need to hide those with Spring flowers and it holds the tea lites that are battery operated and I found them in purple at the Dollar Tree. I like to decorate for the holidays so I better get busy! Easter will be here soon and St. Patrick's Day flies by.
    Have a wonderful week, I enjoyed your mini tour.

  11. I love it! And I love the bedroom, too!!!

  12. I love the new color and everything looks so organized!

  13. What a great job you've done - amazing how a fresh coat of paint can dramatically change something. I like the stripes too! ;) Doesn't it feel good to freshen things up with little changes and tweaks?! Your room looks great.

  14. I love the turquoise color. It's a great update.

  15. The stool must be a good design as it looks very sturdy and I like the new colour too!
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Joy.

  16. I love the new look, Joy. The color is beautiful and bright and really stands out. The bedroom looks so warm and cozy.

    I greatly appreciate you sharing your posts with Roses of Inspiration - thank you so much. Hugs!

  17. New life with a touch of paint!

  18. I love that color! It really stands out! It's so nice to bring new life to something that just needs a little love and creativity added to it!

    Have a great day!

  19. LOVE that color! Thanks so much for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again tomorrow! (The door opens at midnight EST - feel free to bring a friend!)

  20. Joy I love the new color of the stool and the added grain strip is darling! I have a couple of little stools that I am always pulling out. One has a rubber top and one is round. Might be fun to do this with the round one. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  21. Love the color and the stripe. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party.
    Have a great week and I look forward to seeing what you you have for this week's party.

  22. What a wonderful way to preserve something your dad designed. Love the shape and the color.

  23. It looks so pretty, Joy! Thanks so much for sharing it at the Vintage Inspiration Party!

  24. Love the color you chose - so pretty. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy


Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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