I am a committed Catholic, wife and mommy who loves making old, ugly things beautiful again! Homeschooler, crafter, scrapbooker, family “historian”, high tea (and High Mass) lover, prolife lady who loves her family and loves living in the mountains where I get all 4 seasons.
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!
I used primer red chalk paint and diluted it slightly on the brush with water before applying it to the fabric. This is not exactly the shade of red that is used for martyr’s feast days, Good Friday, etc.
This is what the cushion looked like after one coat of chalk paint.
I could still see the fall scene underneath the paint so it was time for a second coat.
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’m making a new headboard. I know how to do it(I’ve made them before), but I don’t know what design to make it.
Out of these
I like Grosvenor, Belgrave, Cleveland, Sloane, and Bonn the most. Out of those, which do you think would look the best?
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That is my bed, but its cut down to size, I want an open self type headboard… like cubical…
Do you have any ideas how to go about this?
I know they exist… But where can I get it?
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