My first stop was Goodwill. It's a really small, but extremely clean store. Actually, the cleanest Goodwill that I have ever been to. You know how thrift stores usually have that musty smell? This store does not!
I came out with a few treasures. The first thing I found was this adorable Drexel accent table. My first thought was this is such a sweet simple table. It should take me no time at all... I was wrong!
This little monster was a pain in the butt. It soaked up paint like no tomorrow. Normally, I don't prime if I am using chalk paint. This piece really should have been primed. I noticed right away that the paint was being soaked up, but I kept on painting. It ended up taking 4 coats, and it still wasn't completely covered... Grrr...
I am working on a desk right now, and I wanted to add a grain sack stripe to it, but I have never done it. I thought since this is such a small table that it would be my practice test. I wanted a white stripe, but I accidentally grabbed grey paint. I did not notice until it was too late. My fault for doing it when it was getting dark outside. After all the trouble it gave me, I was not about to redo it. Yellow and grey go together anyway.
Here is the after.
After all my frustration, I am finally happy with it. They can't all be easy right? What fun would that be???