Welcome to the first episode of “Real Life DIY”!:) I decided it might be kind of fun to do a little video mini series here on the blog. Being on video is not my favorite thing (I have a great blooper stash, though…), but I know I love watching video tutorials before I tackle a project that I haven’t done before. Hopefully these will encourage others to tackle some projects they want to finish, too.
The first project up was this rickety old bookcase that was my Mom’s.
Although it isn’t glamorous, I’ve found it to be the perfect sized piece of furniture for many places in the house. At one time it held all my cookbooks; another time it was a shoe shelf, and it even spent some time in my office holding paper supplies.
I decided to give it a little paint makeover using Cottage Paint brand chalk paint. I’ve been pondering it for years, and when I really got around to do it, it only took a few hours to finish! Isn’t that how projects go? The thinking about it is often more time consuming than just doing it.:)
I give all the details and supplies in the video below, but no tutorial is complete without an “after” picture, right? So, here it is:
I do love how it turned out ~ despite the “surprise!” turn of events at the end.
Have you ever tried chalk paint on a project before? I realize it’s all the rage these days. Personally, I’m still weighing the options. My very least favorite part of the process is the waxing step. I really don’t enjoy that part…
I would love to know what projects you are tackling these days…or what projects you’d like to tackle. Is there something that you’d like to learn how to do? Let me know and maybe it can be on a future Real Life DIY episode!:)