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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!!

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

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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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