Thursday, August 18, 2011

Painting A Non-Wood Surface

The weekend can not arrive soon enough!  We have had a rough week.  Our youngest has had a stomach virus since Saturday night.  Some days she feels better and we try to do a few things and the next thing you know, she is curled up in a ball.

Needless to say, my plans for a productive and fun week before school started, were curtailed.  And no one is more disappointed than my soon-to-be 4th grader.

Since I have been homebound for a while, I snuck in a quick paint job.

Guest room 007

I picked up this ugly, non-wood shelving unit for $2. I am sure I had a plan when I grabbed it. 

As you know, I am a HUGE fan of Chalk Paint.  I try to stress the benefits in my posts as I work each project - another benefit of Chalk Paint is that it paints right on non-wood surfaces.  I’ve had success painting laminate, particle board and now this unknown surface.

The difference between painting real wood and other surfaces (that I have found) is that real wood absorbs the paint better.  The paint almost sits on this surface.  But it works, so on the paint went.

Bedside Table 002 

I may use it as a night stand in my room.  It may go in my craft room.  It may end up in the store.

 Guest room 007Bedside Table 002

Whatever purpose it serves, it is much better in white!

Have a great weekend and start to your week.  I hope to get my little one better and off to school on Tuesday, and attack some projects!

Until then-

XO-

Shannon

4 comments:

michelle@decorandthedog said...

What kind of chalk paint do you use? (You probably mentioned it but I have a short memory!)

Hope the little one is better soon!!

Tat @ Mum in search said...

I does look much better in white and you can't even tell it's non-wood anymore.

Jamie said...

Wow, looks incredible. I am following your advice and trying chalk on some of my laminate pieces. What kind of brush or roller have you had the most luck with?

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

I often glance right over any non-wood surface furniture when thrift shopping, but this post will have me reconsidering. Chalk paint seems like a miracle paint!

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