Category: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Turn mismatched lamps into matching lamps

Turn mismatched lamps into matching lamps ... and turn one table into two nightstands! {Heather's Handmade Life}

When it comes to decorating around a bed, I know three things to be true … If you have different nightstands, they should at least be the same height. If you have different bedside lamps, they should be the same height and have the…

Pink ikat recycled lockers

Pink ikat recycled lockers {Heather's Handmade Life}

When we built our daughter’s custom loft bed last January, I really reined myself in with the colours in her room. Muted mauve. Soft pink. Pale grey. Touches of gold, and a tiny bit of dusty rose. I loved the finished look and decided…

Chalk, milk, mineral? Choosing the right furniture paint

When I’m painting furniture, how do I decide between Fusion Mineral Paint, FAT Paint, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint? I’ll tell you.

DIY laptop storage from a magazine holder

I stared at that wooden magazine holder for a while. It was solid, thick wood and very well made. It could be something. It could have a new life doing something grander than storing old magazines.

Table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Painted table makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint {Heather's Handmade Life}

I looked skeptically at the tiny pot of paint in my hand. It was smaller than an single-serving yogurt — almost the size of a teeny jar of jam on a hotel room service tray. How was I going to paint anything more than…

Refreshing a $1 lamp with chalk paint

One of my Secondhand Secrets of Success (wouldn’t that be a cool book?) is that a LAMP is one of the most awesome finds at a yard sale or flea market. Yup, lamps. Old ones, in particular. (But not antiques because $$$) They’re strong…