The Pretty Blue Settee

The Pretty Blue Settee

Blue Sette by farmgirlblogs.comI’ve had a lot of questions about the pretty blue settee lately so I just wanted to reference back to my “how to” post. You can find how I transformed this cherry wood and salmon velvet couch to my dream, denim inspired sofa here.

I LOVE painting with Junk Gypsy and have done a large buffet hutch, couch, end tables, frames, and several small projects. It’s easy to use, no prep or prime, and adheres to almost every surface. You can purchase your cans at Farm Girl Boutique. A little helpful tip on purchasing, if you have a small project and don’t think you will need the quart, two small 8 oz. jars are still cheaper than getting one quart. :)

I’m always happy to answer any questions so feel free to email me! Happy Junking!

{DIY} Chalk Painted Bed

{DIY} Chalk Painted Bed

Good morning everyone! I am so excited to reveal my little DIY project I did and posted about on Instagram Monday night. I have had this {bed}room furniture since I was about 12 and my parents gave it to us when we got married. It is Attic Heirlooms and it is super nice furniture. However, I was getting tired of the wood look. I am all into the painting furniture trend. My aunt and I picked up a can of CeCe Caldwell’s one day when we were shopping. I used it first on my front door and loved it so much I decided to paint this bed that will be going in our guestroom.
What I Used:
1 Quart of CeCe Caldwell’s Natural Chalk + Clay paint in Vermont Slate
Decent Paint Brush
Half Liter of CeCe Caldwell’s Satin Finish
Two Sawhorses
To start off, I wiped off every surface of the headboard and foot board. I didn’t sand this furniture down any because it already had a distressed look.
Next, I applied the paint on evenly. The paint goes A LONG way. Let dry for 2-4 hours {in my case I let it dry 1 hour because I am in the Oklahoma heat and it didn’t take long} But, do as they say not as I did ok? :) Next I added my second coat of paint to make sure it covered every inch well and gave it a little darker color. {It will dry much lighter than when wet} Let dry.
 Lastly I applied a thin coat of satin finish for my durable topcoat. This gave my furniture a little shine but not too much while sealing the paint. I used this satin finish on my front door but also used their wax after, that is why my front door looks a little more rough and distressed. You can do either but I chose not to for the bed.
 The topcoat wasn’t fully dried in this photo but you can see that it adds a little shine.
The before and after! I love how it turned out. I will be posting pictures of the guest room once I get it all fixed up. It literally took me an afternoon to complete and was really easy to do. I hope you enjoyed this little project. Have a great day!