Finished – Display-Storage Center

I have finally finished my first project on this blog.  I have in previous

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Display-Storage

posts shown the beginning of what I had to work with – three miscellaneous wood pieces – and my intention was to marry them into a new functional piece.  I did need to add a fourth piece, an old footstool (seen at the bottom), to raise the unit off the floor.  It ended up being about 5 ft. 4 in. tall.

I have always wanted to try chalk paint and here was a good opportunity.  If I messed it up, it would not have cost me anything as everything I used, I already had.   I looked around online and at other blogs and found a recipe I liked (1 part plaster of paris, 1 part water and 2 parts latex paint)  This worked great and with this single recipe, I was able to paint all the corners and undersides of this piece.  I love chalk paint.

I didn’t want to work with the wax, and this is not fine furniture, so I

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Decoupage tiles

put a coat of polyurethane over it.  I did a bit more detail by cutting black and white card stock to decoupage the base.  I also sandwiched some cardboard topped with cork board in the small square at the top to make a small pin-up area.  I left the one flat space in the middle blank and painted it in with chalk paint in black.

I think it came out very well.  Now I only have to think about where to put it.  Oh well, it was fun to do.

P.S. I had about a tablespoon of black chalk paint left, so I went

chalk paint
Chalk painting frenzy

around my craft room painting any and everything I could with the left over paint.

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