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Swedish Paint Finish, part 3

Here is the last installment of video on how to achieve a Swedish Paint Finish. Here we will be adding the last ingredient, wax. I use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint dark wax, you can probably use any dark wax you have.

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There is an extra special treat in this video, my daughter, Emma Jayne. She wanted to be my assistant, heheheh

Swedish Paint Finish Part 2

 

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So far I’ve given my coffee table a coat of milky white paint. Now that it’s dry I’m ready for stain. I used Minwax Grey stain. Here is the video on how to achieve a Swedish Paint Finish part 2, stain.

 

Swedish Paint Finish

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Here is the coffee table I refinished using my own version of a Swedish Paint Finish Technique. I’ve been scouring the blogosphere looking for a Swedish Paint Finish How-to with not much luck. So I racked the brain of my friend who does custom wood work for a living and he gave me his advice on how to achieve such a look.

So here is my first video tutorial. Today I will give you part 1 and Friday Part 2.


Please leave a comment below if the tutorial was helpful.

What paint finish would you like to see a tutorial on?

Cheers! xo

Lisa

Grey Wood Stain Coffee table makeover

I recently received a free coffee table from my brother and sister-in-law. It has been in their house for quite some time and seen a few knock and bumps. But I happily took her off of their hands. My plan was to use some gray wood stain by Minwax to achieve the makeover look from my inspiration picture from a House Beautiful Magazine spread.IMG_5542

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All I have is a picture of the drawer for the “before” shot.

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This was my inspiration coffee table. I was a little confused how to achieve this paint finish. So I started by using some watered down white paint followed by gray wood stain by Minwax and lastly Annie Sloan Dark Wax. Followed by some sanding with fine grit sandpaper.

 

IMG_5549After! What do you think? I love it! At first it was a little too gray so I added some Annie Sloan Dark Wax and rubbed rubbed rubbed! Then I took fine grit sandpaper and sanded sanded sanded! Alot of the wax came off but it achieved the grainy look I was going for.IMG_5554IMG_5553

Once again

Before – – –

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After – – –

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IMG_5542¬†Now…about that couch…. ūüėČ

Be blessed xo

 

Bookcase Reveal

Hey party people, I’ve finished my Kentwood bookcase. I first saw this beauty on the crafty blog ¬†Shanty-2-chic.¬†They got their plans from Ana-White.¬†If you haven’t checked Ana’s site out you should. There are lots of super easy plans on how to build furniture and cool stuff.

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It’s resting in my bedroom right now and I’m happy to say it’s looking good!

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My bedroom and I have a love/hate relationship mainly with the hate component. It’s just one of those rooms that hasn’t “come together” for me yet. But it’s definitely getting there.

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I used the stain Special Walnut by Minwax and finished it off with Annie Sloan Dark Wax.

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I added a few hearts here for you! I love using Picmonkey to edit my photos. It’s free, you should try it!

So what do you think of my first MAJOR build?

Be Blessed. xoxo

Shabby Chic DIY Pallet Wood Tray

IMG_5241It’s done. I’m in love. I’m sure those oranges won’t stay there for long though. Not when you have 3 kids in the house. Oh well a girl can dream. Here is my shabby chic DIY pallet wood tray.

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Its a lot of shabby chic DIY pallet wood.IMG_5254 IMG_5253¬†Putting on the felt pads, as per request from Hubs.IMG_5252 IMG_5251¬†I wonder how long they’ll stay on there?IMG_5250 IMG_5249 IMG_5248 IMG_5247¬†The oranges in the pic match the bouncer, total co-inkydink!¬†IMG_5245¬†I love the grain. The stain I used was Minwax, special walnut. And it’s oh so special.IMG_5244¬†White paint from a previous painting project adds just a little bit of, well, me.IMG_5243Since I have painting accidents all over our yard, hubby loves it.¬†IMG_5242 IMG_5241 IMG_5240 IMG_5239 IMG_5238 IMG_5237 IMG_5236 IMG_5235 IMG_5234BTW these photos are unedited. I’ve decided to simplify my life and not use photoshop for a while. It’s totally frustrating! It takes forever. I’m over it. Can you sense that I don’t really know how to do it?

So, do you like?