First, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint......
Be kind....I am an amateur, and it does look amateurish, but it my first time distressing ANYTHING!!
Al and I purchased an old door at Paris Street Market.....
Then we transformed it into this....
All we had to do was paint, a little sanding here and there, then wax. If you don't have the paint in your area, you can order from my girls at The Little Black Chair!! We used the Old Ochre and the dark wax. What did we need an old door for? There is a large space in our living room that is too high for art work, so:
We threw a really large vintage ceiling tile behind the glass part of the door and set it on it's side. I'm still working on arranging the top area....I need some of my peeps over to help me!! I know what I like, I know what looks nice, but it takes me quite a while to put things together in an arrangement that's interesting and pleasing to the eye.
This weekend we are going to tackle this beat up yet wonderful Pottery Barn coffee table:
I went down to Colorado Springs on Thursday to do some thrifting with my girlfriend Laurie Jackson. She was a great guide and took me to some very cool places. My favorite finds of the day were these:
The jar on the left will hold my pretty paper straws (it was $2.99) and the item on the right is a gift for Al. He loves vintage clocks and such, so I loved this timer thing for his collection. I'm not sure what it's really used for, but at $9.99, I didn't care- its a nice rusty sagey color.
Where does Pinkberry fit in?
Laurie and I enjoyed some yummy at the end of our long day shopping.
I had the Peanut Butter and Jelly concoction...peanut butter fat free yogurt, organic strawberry jam topped with golden toasted bread crumbs- delish!!