Welcome to Transformation Tuesday, a place where Monday’s junk is transformed into glammed up treasures. Today, we have a really random makeover session with no rhyme or reason. As I’ve said before, I work on what I want, when I want when the mood strikes. This week, it just happened to be odd things.
Recently, I found these two cabinet doors and fell in love immediately. I knew their purpose would be that of organization and to help me keep a pretty wall calendar of the kids’ many, many activities. I kept a board for myself and sold the other.
I’m especially in love with this decorative vintage pull back I found in Roundtop this past Spring. So lovely.
I found this poor mallard duck, rather one similar to this as I can not find a picture anywhere. It’s by the same artist and colored exactly the same, so it’s a replica. However, this is not my style by any means and I just felt the poor duck could use a facelift. I used chalk paint and dark wax to give it a little dimension and to calm down the colors making it look a little more of a stone than painted ceramic duck.
I love this highchair. Like loooove it. I have been searching for a vintage old wooden highchair to refurb, but just haven’t come across one yet. Then, about a week before Halloween I was “booed” and score this absolutely gorgeous chair from some very awesomely sweet person who clearly knows the way to my heart.
I went around and around with what I wanted it to look like, but because it was very old and weathered, I ultimately decided to play up those features and give it a nice white wash to lighten, brighten, and highlight the pretty dark wood underneath.
Everything I’ve painted here has been done with my own homemade chalk paint by using the latex paints I have on hand and mixing them based on the recipe below. I have gobs of paint, but when I need something new, I always shop the “oops” section at Lowes. You can’t beat a $5 can of paint, I always say.
Easy Chalk Paint Recipe:
2 cups latex paint
6 TBSP Plaster of Paris
3 TBSP water
Mix water and Plaster first until smooth. Mix in paint until smooth. Store leftovers in airtight container for up to a week. (I’ve started keeping it stored in mason jars which keeps for quite a long time. Just shake now and again).
That wraps up this installment of Transformation Tuesday. As you can see, I try to keep as much as I part with. Such is the life of a junker like me.
Stay tuned for my next segment of Transformation Tuesday.
For more junkin’ pleasure, check out my Junky Monday Roundup posts to keep tabs on what I score from week to week. Until next time.XO, Tommie