Friday, May 27, 2011

My Chalk Paint finally Arrived!!

 I couldn't wait for this to come, I know it's the new must have paint out here in blogland and now I know why!! LOVE IT! I ordered Paris grey and old white for now and the clear wax. My son's room was the first to get "chalked"!


 I was so excited to get started I forgot about taking before shots!

 The shelf above his dresser my dad made for me years ago and was stained the same color as his dresser. I did that in the old white and added the clear wax. Next was the narrow dresser in the corner, I had already painted that once before a red but it was to dark so I first painted it in the old white and then brushed on the Paris grey but I let a lot of the white come through.


Here's a better look. I love how the red comes through after I distressed it.






I'm thinking of painting his nightstand in the old white, what do you think?




             Even the picture frame got chalked!! I love this stuff!


Now I see why everyone raves about this stuff. I think it's the best paint on the market to paint furniture, and I love how fast it dries. That's a good thing for impatient me!!
             Have a great Memorial Day weekend,  Martina

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37 comments:

Lesley Litrento said...

I just got my second shipment about 15 minutes ago!! lol Using in my master bedroom redo.

I think you should NOT paint the nightstand because it looks great just the way it is!!

I do like the little touches that you have added with the chalk paint. I also love the stripes on the wall. Cute room, Martina.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Martina, love your newly chalk painted pieces. I think his nightstand would look good white. I am going to probably do some pieces in the guest room with this paint. Have a good weekend.

Honey at 2805 said...

The whole room looks so crisp and fresh. I too like the way the bit of red shows where you distressed it!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks fabulous. I love how it turned out. You really did a wonderful job. Hugs, Marty

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I just got mine this week, too, Martina! I'm very excited to get started on my headboard. I got the Old White, too. It looks so good on Kim's bookcases in the close up she shows. Did you clear wax all your pieces?

housedressingblog.blogspot.com said...

Martina, it turned out great! I guess I'm the last in blogland to not have ordered any yet... but that's about to change after seeing everybody's fabulous results!
Have a wonderful weekend girl friend!

lvroftiques said...

It looks great! Now I'm off to buy some! Vanna

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Looks great! So excited to see what you did with it. I just ordered my first batch (Paris Gray, Old White and Graphite), and can't wait to get it. I would leave the nightstand the way it is. I like the warmth of the wood, but I'm sure whatever you do will look great :)

Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful home. My girlfriend loves looking at all these blogs, gets ideas, and then sweet talks me into helping her with her home projects. I find that I have to comment about painting your son's furniture. I think that you need to talk to your son about this. As a man I have to tell you that the tall chest you painted white looks like a lingerie chest now. Perhaps if you allowed more of the red to show thru then it would look a bit more masculine. I grew up with a younger sister and her room had white furniture while my room was maple. That may be why I think white bedroom furniture is for daughters! J and I love what you have done with your home, and I hope you don't take this as a negative comment... just one man giving his opinion!
Dave

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Not at all Dave. I value everyones opinion and that helps me make my decisions. Hope you come back for more visits! Martina

Pamela said...

Love it Martina!! His room is adorable!

Jill said...

Love love love the stripes! We just got a stockist close, so I'll be grabbing some emile to paint with!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Really love how the chest turned out as well as the picture frame. Leave everything else as it is. Looks fabulous.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

It is addicting Martina...I love how it all turned out. I say go for the night stand.

Heaven's Walk said...

I MUST order some of this, Martina! I love the look and the ease of using it! Your projects turned out just wonderful - and yup! I'd paint that nightstand for sure! Happy holiday! :)

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh....and where did you order your paint from? :)

xoxo laurie

Lori said...

Ahhhh...another chalk paint convert! YAY! LOL...it is great isn't it! I love that it saves so much time on a project that would otherwise be a huge time killer!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your makeovers look great...everyone is saying that this stuff is great and I can't wait to try it too:) Happy weekend to you and your family.

Blessings,
Linda

xinex said...

I love how your painting jobs turned out, Martina. Now you just convinced me. I am going to have to buy some of those...Christine

Town and Country Gals said...

Wow! Everything turned out fabulous, and I love the stripes on the wall! What a great room!
Rebecca
P.S. I'm with Heaven's Walk, where do you get that great paint?

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

I love your son's room and the changes you've made. That paint looks fantastic. I haven't come across anything like that in South Africa. It might take a while to cross the Atlantic. In the meanwhile I will just stick to admiring all your projects! Have a lovely weekend my friend. x Sharon

Robin said...

Looks great and yes paint that nightstand too! LOL.

I have got to get my hands on some of that paint.

Cindy said...

Looks great! I say do the nightstand...it will look grea!

radhika said...

ovely room! I love the stripes in the room!

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

hi - found you via My Romantic Home.

I just got my chalk paint as well and have been painting up a storm! I posted a "teaser" today with much more to come!

http://junkernewbie.blogspot.com/

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Martina! I'm so ready to jump on the Chalk paint bandwagon and seeing your great projects made me even more motivated. :-) Your son's room is absolutely wonderful and I love the transformation of the dresser. His striped wall is pretty fantastic too! Thanks so much for linking up this week to Inspiration Friday~
Vanessa

Kathy said...

This is definitely sweeping blogland - love your end results - am looking to get some too! The nightstand would be great painted white!
Kathy

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love love love how it turned out!!!
I just can't get over the price but you figure the time you save it's worth it....I know I'll give in soon.All the beautiful projects are killing me :)
Have a great weekend, I'm so glad I can leave comments now!
XO
Kristin

Linda said...

The room looks great! I love the strips.

Southern Junk Chic said...

Good job! Thanks for sharing. I'm a newbie to the blog world and chalk paint. Can't wait to paint some more pieces.

Anonymous said...

Love the dresser and picture frame, both turned out darling!!!
-emily
nestnestingnested.blogspot

Debbie said...

Martina, you are so right, the best paint ever! I love what you've done and look forward to seeing the other pieces! Have a great week!
Debbie

Sherry said...

I am in the mood to paint and I won't paint till I get some of this paint. It looks fabulous on everything! Love how it turned out.
Sherry

Rene said...

I have been very curious about this paint. The chest looks wonderful and I think the nightstand will too.

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

All your pieces look great Martina! I might have to try it! I absolutely love the finish it creates!

Julie said...

This stuff is really too cool- so many people are using it, and it's easy to see why! Great results- very pretty! :)

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Looks great!! So glad you are enjoying the paint. I am having fun with it too. I got the Paris gray, Old white and Louis Blue. I have a ton more projects I'll be posting later. Cheers!!

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