I brought this chalk paint based on the many successful projects I had seen completed on Pinterest, pity I didn't take some time out to read more because I would have realised this was not the best paint for my project!
Hubby picked up this old stereo cabinet from a local charity shop a couple of years ago, It was just the right size to sit by the front door so that we can drop things on that are on the way out the door. It had a glass fronted door which I have removed.
The tin of chalk paint provided just one thin coat and a second coat would have been needed to get it looking anything like, at a cost of almost five pounds I was reluctant to purchase another one. I had a poke round in the garden shed and found an almost empty tin of chalky white eggshell, perfect for this job, I don't know why I didn't look in there in the first place!
While poking around the shed I also found a pot of grey whisper gloss paint that I thought would be ideal for the fire surround in the front room, it was always my intention to paint this but I just hadn't taken any action. You can see from the rust on the top of the tin it had been lurking in there for quite a while.
The orange pine has gone and a contemporary cool grey has taken it's place.
Note to self always check what is in the garden shed before dashing off to B&Q!
The eagle eyed amongst you may have already spotted the new finish on my Easter post
I hope you all enjoyed your Easter break, did you get anything crossed off your to do list?