This past week my Mom and I flew to New York where we met up with my two sisters and my niece for a wonderful girls trip to the city. We had a lot of fun being tourists, taking in all we could in our two and a half days together. Here's a picture of the five of us from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center.
My Mom will be turning 85 in May and this was an early birthday gift to her. She didn't miss out on anything on this trip……I swear, she has more energy than I do!
Now that I'm back home, I had some time to work on a project using Country Chic Paint.
I received my first shipment of Country Chic Paint a couple of weeks ago but have not had a chance to work with the paint until today.
I wanted to start with something small so I dug out an old auto mechanics creeper I purchased at a thrift store.
Top side of the creeper.
Back side of the creeper (I'm going to be using this side for my project).
The wheels on the creeper were very cool but I didn't need the wheels for the project I had in mind so I removed them and will save them for another project.
I received six different paint colors from Country Chic Paint and decided to try this pretty green color called "Rustic Charm" on my project.
I wanted some of the wood grain to show through so I only used one coat of paint on this project. The paint went on very smooth with great coverage. After the paint dried, I lightly sanded the wood and then applied the Country Chic Paint clear wax. I loved the finish!
(This picture is before the piece was sanded or waxed).
I didn't paint the sections between the wood because I had other plans for them.
The top section became a bulletin board.
A metal vent was nailed onto the 2nd section - perfect for magnets.
The 3rd section became a chalkboard.
And the bottom section was covered with a fabric memo board insert.
The finishing touch was the addition of some twine to the top so the piece could be hung.
A big change from it's original purpose!
I'm looking forward to using more of the Country Chic Paint on some of the furniture pieces in my basement. My next project is going to be this piece with nine file drawers.
I think it will look wonderful updated in "Licorice".
Enjoy your week!
Disclaimer: As a member of Country Chic Paint's 2014 Blogger Squad, I am compensated with Country Chic paint and waxes for my use. I will always give honest opinions and experiences when using this product and all views expressed in my posts are purely my own.