Having a tendency to hang on to things offers me big possibilities of projects. I was keeping an old pair of shutters that reminded me of saloon doors and repurposed them into accents for the half bath.
I mixed up my home made version of chalk paint with Plaster of Paris and a 8 ounce sample pot of paint from Lowe’s that I got free with a coupon. You can find coupons for a free sample from the summer palette in magazines. For the chalk paint, I mixed together about 1/2 cup of Plaster of Paris with about a cup of paint and kept stirring until it was smooth. If it’s too thick, add water or if too thin add more Plaster of Paris. I don’t think you can mess it up!
The home made chalk paint will dry very flat, just like the real thing. I waxed it with light and dark wax and then roughed it up a bit.
It turned out pretty good and I really love the coral color, Sonora Rose.
Our powder room was made over last year but I never really finished it, or was completely happy with the way it looked. The addition of these shutters in a pop of bright color completes the look now and complements Wythe blue, the wall color from Benjamin Williams
The bird prints from Lowe’s hang from nails on the shutter.
The glass vase is from a thrift store.
The vanity and mirror surround are painted in Annie Sloan Old white.
I added simple hooks on near the bottom of a shutter for towels or whatever.
That’s how the powder room looks now. I’m sure I’ll play with it a little more but for now I like it.
I painted the dining room and am moving onto the living room and hallway. So far the hutch got a makeover and there’s a new rug in the living room.
Our garden is growing nicely but I’m afraid we’re about to get a lot of mildew because of all the rain and humidity…we’ll see. So far we’ve harvested lettuce, sugar peas and onions. Cucumbers will be next and we are anxiously awaiting tomatoes.
Thanks for visiting! Debra (((xx)))