Ithought I would share a cheap and cheerful do-it-yourself project that can make a big impact on any room. We all don’t have big budgets for refurnishing or replacing worn out or dated furniture and sometimes all that needs to be revitalized is a table or a chair to change a room. This recently happened to me. I was hosting a wedding shower at my home and some of my furniture predates my own wedding – 22 years ago. I wanted to get a new end/lamp table as my old second hand one was in really bad shape.
I went to A French Touch, 1850 Oak Bay Ave., and purchased some Chalk Paint™. The owner Debra, told me exactly how to paint my dark mahogany table to give it new life. All I can say is wow, it turned out fabulous! It took me two afternoons, about $80 in supplies and it totally changed the look to revamp this tired, dated lamp table. The game changing things I learned about Chalk Pain is that it can be used to revamp anything. Wood, lampshades, picture frames, leather, vinyl, fabric, wicker, metal, tile, and the list goes on. They also put on workshops, what a fun afternoon with girlfriends.
I then ventured across the street to Good Things, household consignments, at 1841 Oak Bay Ave. just to see what would be fun to revitalize with the Chalk Paint. I found cool old picture frames, mirrors, accent and dining chairs, tons of lamps and shades, wicker, great accent pieces from the ‘70s and ‘80s. I truly loved looking at the different shapes and textures of things, imagining what they’d look like in a different colour.
I can’t wait to Chalk Paint something else now, a whole new world has opened up.
Sheri Peterson has been an interior designer for 22 years in Victoria. She designs for commercial, residential and hospitality clients.