Another DIY

Even as I’m writing this I’m not sure if what I just did is pure genius or just fucking stupid. Since I painted the tiniest table and the clock cabinet, the idea was to use the rest of the paint to turn the white wooden shelf in our living black. It has taken a few months but today felt like the day to finish the chalk paint project I had going.

Since it’s just one wooden shelf it should be a quick project, hard to mess up. If it wasn’t for the screws. Guess who’s lacking in the department of screwdrivers and put most of them in our cabin in the woods? Instead of destroying the screws with a the wrong kind of screwdrivers, still not giving up the idea of a black shelf right now, the decision of painting the board as it is was quickly made. In poor lighting, with “helping” felines and Corpus Delicti. Not to mention the construction going on just outside. The chalk paint being used is water-soluble and the (awful) wall paint is not so it’s not the end of the world if I mess up.

But why the rush? Because I found an antique oil lamp and it’s going to sit on that shelf. The lamp reminded me that the shelf is painfully ugly and somewhat forgotten, it was now or never. It ended up really nice and now I’m trying to work out what to put on top of it. This corner of the living room is a little bit…meh.

What I used:

  • Newspaper
  • Masking tape
  • Jeanne D’arc Vintage Paint in Velvet black
  • Jeanne D’arc Vintage Antique Wax
  • Bigger brush
  • Smaller brush

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