Carrie's Long Weekend Chalk Paint™ Projects

I love long weekends! They're the perfect time to work on ALL my Chalk Paint™ projects. I was a busy gal this weekend; here's what I did: I finished painted the stair railing in the hallway and just have to wax it. I'll be blogging about that later this week. I painted my chaise lounge chair in French Linen and I'm having the top cushions upholstered in a beautiful french fabric for my office in our new location…everyone needs a chaise in their office for those late nights.


My husband built a new step out of plywood for the step outside our backdoor and I painted it with two coats of Primer Red.  It looks so good, I think I am going to paint our garden gate in the same colour

primer_red_stair primer_red_stair_before_after One of the projects I was most excited about was dying these ruffled canvas bags I found some time ago for the store with BIG plans to dye them chalk paint colours and sell them in the store. Well…this weekend was just perfect for this while I moved from one project to another!


I mixed water and Florence into a bucket and in the bag went…30 minutes later it was hanging under the grape vines in the sun and looking marvolous and I was feeling pretty proud - just like when I dyed my nana’s table cover, it was truly amazing to see!


Once the bag was dry, I tossed it in the dryer to soften it up and then….I tossed it in the washer to see what would happen and it came out so beautiful!  I can not wait to dye another one!!


My daughter loved the Florence colour so much, we tossed her shoes in too!


If you're interested in dying fabric but aren't quite sure where to start, Annie Sloan's book Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture has step-by-step instructions. It's available in our store and online for $28.95.


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