The dresser turned out great and even in a kids room, has not chipped and still looks great a few years later. Because I liked the recipe and because I love to give old stuff, new life, I started selling made-over furniture as a way to make a little extra money while staying at home.
As I look back at my Instagram account, formerly @pinkpaisleyj, now @househomemade, some of the pieces I redid still make me have heart eyes.
This bed went to the room of a sweet friend so I still get to see it when ever I want. It's the same coral color I used for the big girl room at our house.
I loved this piece too. I just painted the outside and lined the drawers with wrapping paper for some extra cuteness.
I like doing the little pieces like this side table. They sell fast and take up less room in our garage. To get a chalkboard look, I painted it black and then used a white paint marker for the writing.
I got creative license with this commissioned piece. She brought me the bedding and I decided to mimic the scallop and paint it in a few shades of the same color.
This was a commissioned dresser for a baby boys nursery. The dresser had seen better days, she gave me an inspiration photo and I was really proud with how it turned out.
These beauties were brought to me to strip and refinish. Definitely not as easy as chalk paint but they look so good stained.
This was a quick and easy redo and such a great color makes a great statement.
These were given to me a loooong time ago.. I painted them once, didn't like it, let them sit..
Then I envisioned this after seeing an inspiring picture from hiSugarplum.
Ok, now for the goods.
Plaster of paris is found at the hardware store or probably craft store or you can find it here from your sofa. When your project is painted, use wax to seal and protect it. The wax also gives it a pretty sheen. This is the type I buy.
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***We're gonna be so rich from the 7 pennies I'll make if 400 people buy plaster of paris.*
Let me know if you try your hand at painting something! Did you use the recipe? If you have any questions, please ask.
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