Louis Blue chalk paint project – jewelry armoire makeover

This jewelry armoire used to be a cherry color and I had grown tired of it. Over three years ago now I redid this piece in Louis blue with clear waxing, hand distressing, and dark wax antiquing.

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We needed a kneeling cushion for our Catechesis of the good Shepherd room at our parish. We had one with a lovely fall scenery print on it that we needed to be in a liturgical color, and one solid color.

I had heard that you can use chalk paint on fabric but I have never tried it, this is the perfect opportunity!

The cushion I will paint with chalk paint

I used primer red chalk paint and diluted it slightly on the brush with water before applying it to the fabric.

Applying to paint to fabric

This is what the cushion looked like after one coat of chalk paint.

Primer red chalk paint on fabric

I could still see the fall scene underneath the paint so it was time for a second coat.

Primer red chalk paint on fabric

After the second coat dries we will apply a third and hopefully final coat. After the third coat dries I will lightly wax it and buff it. It will have a slightly leathery feel when it is done.

Update: It has now been nearly eight months since we redid this cushion. It is used often by young children for kneeling in a catechesis class. It has held up wonderfully and is in excellent condition. I will definitely be redoing more fabric and upholstery with chalk paint.


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I love this trick I just learned, it is how to crackle chalk paint. A great way to make a piece that doesn’t have much gingerbread or interest have a lot of interest!

Here is the piece I am crackling with paint:

crackle, paint, mirror, how, to

How to make chalk paint crackle:
1. Take a portion of your paint and place it in the fridge overnight, or over 2 nights.
2. Apply in thickly in sections.
3. Immediately hit it with a blow drier on the hottest setting at full speed.
4. Keep going over the cold paint with the hot air and you’ll see the crackles forming.

crackled, paint, chalk, do, yourself.

Next I will apply dark wax to really bring out the cracks and age the piece. I will cover that in part two.


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Our neat old mirror before we refurbished it using old white chalk paint and water distressing with a soft T-shirt rag.

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We threw on one medium heavy coat of old white chalk paint on the Darkwood so some of the darkness would show through.

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Then we hand distressed the paint using a damp T-shirt rag.

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After a thin layer of clear wax was applied and buffed out, it was ready to hang.

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  • JoJo designs toddler bed skirts are specially created to coordinate with the JoJo designs toddler bedding sets
  • This toddler bed skirt dimensions are: 28″x52″ with 10″ drop
  • With Sage solids and a pink rose floral print this set gives you that floral shabby chic look

Product Description
Sweet Jojo Designs Toddler Bed Skirts are specially created to coordinate with the Sweet Jojo Designs toddler bedding sets. It will help complete the look and feel of this theme for your child’s room. Fits all standard toddler beds.

JoJo Designs Toddler Bed Skirt – Riley’s Roses Floral


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Ladies, I made a new desk sign for myself. I’m so loving it and excited to share it with you all. Let me know what you think ^_^ Thanks for stopping by. Hugs…


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My bed room at the moment it funky decorated but i want to make it shabby chic. What are some things that i could do that are only cheap but makes me room more shabby chic? If u need more info please ask and ill be happy to answer.


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Hey Ladies, I finally decided to give it a try and sew my first pocket. It was quite a challenge but I love how it turned out :) I made it to put this gorgeous tag inside!


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Visit this page again and you will see different auctions.


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Visit this page again and you will see different auctions.


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  • Unique Fabric Dress Form Table Lamp
  • Fabric Covered & Stuffed Dress Form Replica Mounted on Rod
  • 15″ bottom fabric shade
  • 34″ high from bottom of base to top of shade
  • 3 way socket — 150 watt max.

Product Description
Way, way back, when clothes were made by hand, a lot of homes owned a dress form. This fabric stuffed, scaled down replica is mounted on a rod and is a unique lamp for a seamstress.

Shabby Chic Fabric Dress Form Table Lamp


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