I have been a working mom for the past 8-ish years. Recently I made the decision to quit my design job and stay at home. I have so much more time for the things I have dreamed of doing in my "spare time". I still have my husbands business to keep me busy and our beloved yarn business. The boys have been in school for two days and I am really enjoying the time I could never find previously.
I recently purchased some Annie Sloan Chalk paint at Grace, a beautiful little shop in Niantic CT. I bought two colors, French Linen and Aubusson Blue. The gray is for my bedroom furniture that I would like to paint (soon) and the blue for a buffet table. I had a brain storm this morning because I needed to try it out immediately and painted the mirror on my mantle. I've had this mirror for about 10 years and I think it was a bit dark and blended right in with the brick. The mirror was painted before 8:30 am and dry enough to put back up within a couple hours. A quick and easy DIY.
I love how there is no priming needed with chalk paint. Just go go! Annie Sloan also makes a wax preservative in color or clear coat. I chose not to use this for the mirror and let the original finish shine through with light sanding. When I begin the furniture I plan on using the clear wax for a finish.
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