I’m Sarah.

After graduating college, I worked as a TV news reporter at an NBC affiliate outside of Chicago. I then retired from that life to be a stay at home mom to my three little ones. While at home I was able to rekindle my love for decorating and crafts. A blog seemed like the perfect place to share those ideas. There is inspiration everywhere, I hope you find some here.

DIY CHALK PAINT

DIY CHALK PAINT

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I am sure you have seen a lot of projects done with chalk paint these days... I kind of wanted to try it out... to see what the big deal was. I thought my white end tables were the perfect test subjects. After getting a white sofa cover, the white tables needed a change. 
Chalk Paint Recipe
1 cup paint
2 tbs plaster of paris 
1 tbs water
1. Mix the plaster of paris and water until smooth consistency. I just did this in plastic cups. Add in the paint. (I used Behr Mermaid Net Satin)
I applied two coats to the tables. Then distressed the table a little. You can easily double or triple the recipe if you are painting a larger surface. The chalk paint covers well so you don't need a lot of coats. If the paint appears too thick, add more water, if it is too runny, add more plaster of paris. 

I like how the tables turned out... I think the difference with chalk paint is that it creates such a nice matte finish. Not as muted as flat paint, there is still a tiny bit of sheen in it. And it covers so nicely that it looks so even... well, except for the fact that I distressed it :) So I would say give it a try if you are up for a little paint project.

RASPBERRY JELLO PARFAIT

RASPBERRY JELLO PARFAIT

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