Apparently I whined enough because the instructor invited me to her home to learn this new craft ... Chalk Painting. As she showed me all the examples around her house, most of which were unfinished, I became a little wary, until I met her five kids ... rescued kitties, none of which weighted under 20 pounds!!! I guess they have kept her too busy to finish her projects. At any rate, I learned six different techniques to paint anything, from your kitchen cabinets to furniture .... and crown molding (no Martha, go away!!).
This is the table I plan to refinish first ... so badly scratched, no one wanted it. Once finished, I'll post a couple of pictures.
In case you didn't already know, the newest addition to Queen Elizabeth's family will be a girl ... or so they say, since the Palace just ordered these two colors of this exact chalk paint to be used on the new nursery furniture. Who knew I would be painting with Royalty!!!
How in the world did it get OUT of the table??? I ran to the back, grabbed it as it flew by and jerked it to a stop, desperately trying to reach the handle to close it up. With that done, I went to survey the damage to my beautiful cactus plants!! The largest one was laying on it's side, precariously balanced and ready to fall off the table, which was still upright. That was it ... no damage and nothing hit the ground, except the umbrella!! From now on, I'll leave it in the DOWN position unless I'm sitting under it!! It's always an adventure at Kissack Kastle!!