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Transforming furniture with chalk paint is a hot trend these days. It’s easy to see why: no sanding, stripping or priming needed. Those are good reasons for me to want to give it a try. I’m a pretty impatient-want-to-get-it-done-now kinda girl I researched the various homemade “recipes” and decided to make mine using baking soda. I mixed a small amount of water into the baking soda until it was dissolved and added it to my sample size paint.
This is the piece that I painted. This sewing cabinet has seen years of use and abuse, so I was sure I couldn’t hurt it. And bonus! – the knobs appeared to glass hidden under years of dirt! Love glass knobs.
As per the many articles read, I applied three coats of paint, sanding between coats and finished off with applying paste furniture wax and buffing.
I’m pretty happy with it. I placed it in the hallway at the bottom of steps. I think adding a mirror or a framed picture above it on the wall will make this area complete.