Showing posts with label DIY CHALK PAINT. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DIY CHALK PAINT. Show all posts

Monday, June 18, 2012

CARD CATALOG REDO! DIY CHALKPAINT, AND FREE PRINTABLE VINTAGE LABELS


AND THAT'S EXACTLY THE
WAY I FELT WHEN I SAW THIS
CARD CATALOG AT THE THRIFT 
STORE. IT WAS PURE LUCK,
I WAS JUMPING FOR JOY INSIDE
AS I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD
FIND ONE LET ALONE IN THE
THRIFT STORE! I AM SO 
EXCITED ABOUT THIS PIECE
I LOVE IT!

SO THIS WAS MR. LUCKY WHEN
I FOUND HIM....




I STARTED BY TAKING OFF THE
BOTTOM PLATFORM- AS IT WASN'T
REALLY SERVING A PURPOSE AND
IT WAS IN PRETTY ROUGH
SHAPE. THEN I TOOK OFF ALL
THE HARDWARE ALL 60 DRAWERS 
AND SCRUBBED THEM WITH STEEL
WOOL AND SOAP TO GET THEM ALL
NICE AND SHINY AGAIN!

THEN I REPLACED THE BASE WITH
THESE STEEL WHEELS THAT
I FOUND AT HOME DEPOT.

THE PIECE WAS ALSO MISSING
25 RODS - SO I MADE
MY OWN OUT OF ZINC
CARRIAGE BOLTS
WHICH I HAD TO SAND THE 
TOPS OFF AS THEY HAD
RAISED NUMBERS ON THEM.THE SANDING
ALSO MADE THEM MATCH THE RODS THAT
CAME WITH THE PIECE AS THEY ARE A BRUSHED STEEL. I USED 
HEX BOLTS AND WASHER'S TO 
COMPLETE THE LOOK, EVEN WHEN
YOU ARE STANDING 
CLOSE TO THE PIECE YOU CAN'T TELL
THE DIFFERENCE. I COULDN'T FIND
SUBSTITUTE RODS ONLINE ANYWHERE.

THIS IS MR. LUCKY
AFTER HIS MAKEOVER...







LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL 
THE DRAWERS!



WHO KNOWS MAYBE I'LL GET
REAL LUCKY AND LIGHTNING
WILL STRIKE TWICE!
I HOPE YOU LIKE MR. LUCKY 
AS MUCH AS I DO. I STILL GET
GIDDY WHEN I LOOK AT HIM!

I USED POLYSHADES IN
MISSION OAK FOR THE DRAWER
FRONT'S AND I CREATED LABELS FOR
THE PIECE WITH THAT VINTAGE FEEL !
 I DISTRESSED THE
PIECE AND USED SPECIAL WALNUT
STAIN TO ANTIQUE THE PIECE.
FOLLOWED BY ANNE SLONE CLEAR WAX.

THE OUTSIDE OF THE PIECE I PAINTED
GREY, WITH A WASHED LOOK 
 THE COLOR IS DRIZZLING MIST

BY VALSPAR
 I USED THIS RECIPE TO MAKE
THE PAINT INTO CHALK PAINT

THIS IS MY DIY 
CHALK PAINT RECIPE WHICH
I USE ON ALL MY PIECES NOW.


ALSO I WANTED EVERYONE TO BE
ABLE TO HAVE MY VINTAGE
LABELS I MADE

SO...
FREE PRINTABLE!
 THERE ARE 3 SHEETS,
AND THE NUMBERS ARE FROM 1-87

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IN 
MICROSOFT WORD
FORMAT OR .JPG FORMAT

DOWNLOAD HERE


SAMPLE

ENJOY! 



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