Saturday 3 May 2014

chalk paint, daisy chains and sunshine

I blogged a little while ago about buying my first tin of Annie Sloan chalk paint. Since writing that blog post I have painted an antique wardrobe which now houses my collection of vintage fabric out in the hallway.

I am now a self-confessed chalk paint addict & I couldn't wait to get to work on my Ebay-bargain dresser we bought back in March.

It was a beautiful sunny day and we all changed into our scruffy clothes and got out in the garden to do some painting. My daughter was keen to get involved and as chalk paint is non-toxic, it's a great paint for kids to use (under supervision of course). She loved using the roller and she did a pretty good job of painting the back section of the dresser. Between the three of us, we managed to get one coat of chalk paint completed today. we'll do another coat tomorrow and finish off with wax in a few days time.

In between painting we had fun in the garden making daisy chains, playing catch and Max the cat had fun chasing string with my daughter...I don't know who ran round the fastest, my daughter or the cat. Sometimes it's lovely just to relax in your own back garden on a Bank Holiday weekend...especially if you can enlist your whole family to help out with the chalk painting!

This week I'm linking up with the lovely #countrykids at Coombe Mill

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


Coombe Mill - Fiona said...

Doing chores together as a family is all part of the fun! The furniture is coming along nicely and as you say you don't have to go further than your own garden for some outdoor fun. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

Juliesnotebook said...

I've never heard of chalk paint before, but I think I know what to use now to fix up the full length mirror i "rescued" from the tip. Thank you.



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