Happy Monday friends! Hope you are well. I think my brain is on the road to recovery and the fog is lifting. However, my back did not get on board with the new program and it is protesting mightily today. I finished up Les tonnes de projets this weekend, my favorite, this bookshelf.
My back decided to take over where my brain had left off and is not working at top performance. Ouch!
This bookshelf started out just lovely in red, it was a put together bookshelf. I filled in the screw thingies with spackling, then sanded it smooth.
Next, I went right in with my current favorite CeCe Caldwell’s color: Destin Gulf Green. I love the play of this blue/green color off the red.
It couldn’t have been easier. One coat was all it took. Once it was dry I sanded the entire piece smooth with a 320 grit sandpaper. Next I brought out my damp rag. This paint is so easy to distress with a wet rag. No acrylic, just chalk and two kinds of clay mean it is the most forgiving paint to work with.
When it was sufficiently distressed, I let my damp areas dry. I applied CeCe Caldwell’s clear wax, waited about an hour and buffed it until it shone. Once the paint and wax dry on a piece like this, the paint is stuck like cement. I don’t have to worry about chips or scratches because it is solid.
My little friend is heading down to Paris Flea Market for our upcoming sale February 10th-13th. It pairs nicely with a little child’s table and chairs Emma did in the same color.
My little friend is sharing at these lovely parties this week: