Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine- A Little Cupboard Door Project

Oh, my lovely Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint. How I love thee.

This project started out with an extra cupboard door we had from a bathroom vanity. I thought it would be the perfect frame for rug. I hooked my rug to the dimensions of the inner panel which measured 7 inches x 18 inches. When it was completed, I chose two colors of chalk paint that I thought would nicely frame the rug. I applied two coats of brown as a base color and then topped it with two coats of off-white.

 The beauty of chalk paint is that there is no need for priming. (as long as the finish on the wood is post 1940's) After all four coats and two colors have been applied and completely dried, I distressed the paint to my liking with fine sandpaper. I then finished it with two coats of Polyvine flat polyurethene. Flat Polyvine seals the painted finish without taking away from the look of the chalk paint. It makes it much nicer to touch and prevents leaving fingerprints and smudges that seem to so easily stick to unfinished chalk paint. I prefer it over waxing.
Voila! It makes a great beginner rug hooking project.