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September 28, 2018
You might wonder "what does chalk paint" have to do with embroidery? Let me just give you the shortened version. lol. Machine embroidery started off as a hobby and slowly became my full time occupation. So painting furniture became one of my popular hobbies. This time of year I do some spring cleaning. I rediscovered my favorite embroidery magazines and Sybrands' Woodwork magazines in a cupboard and I decided that I need a magazine organizer. I told Sybrand what I wanted and he promised to build it for me. Below you can find my photos of the lovely magazine organizer.
Annie Sloan is one of the world’s most respected paint and color experts and her hugely popular line of decorative paint, Chalk Paint, is my favorite. In the USA it is called Chalky Paint. Sybrand built the magazine organizer from MDF (superwood) but I still had to paint it before it could house my magazines. I used the "Paris Grey" color to give my stand that new, distressed look.
Here are the reasons why I just love using the Chalk Paint: 1. Chalky paint covers it all without the aggravating prep work. 2. Wipe the surface clean and the paint will adhere. 3. Clean your paint tools with soap and water. 4. Any imperfections add to the finished effect or help create the aged or worn look. 5. It gives the feel and finish of chalk, and that's really popular. 6. It is perfect for resurrecting old furniture and garage sale bargains. 7. It's thick, so it doesn't bleed. 8. Chalky paint can be applied with a brush just like traditional paint. 9. The paint dries very fast. (2 - 4 hours)10. Wax seals the finish if you want it to stop wearing.
I enjoyed the article about Chalky Paint on the Popular Mechanics website.
I would love you to share your hobbies in the "comments" below.
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Stitching. Annemarie
Sybrand built it with MDF. It perfectly fits 101 magazines.
After a few hours the paint was dry.
And with little wheels I can wheel my full stack of magazines anywhere.
And the end result...
September 28, 2018
What a brilliant idea love it 👍🏻💞🌹
I love your magazine rack- I just need to persuade my husband to build me one. it is such great idea.
December 04, 2018
I have wonderful memories of the family making jam when the peach season was at its height. We had many Yellow Cling Peach trees in our garden and they would yield buckets full of delicious peaches. And this is where my trip down memory lane begins.
On a specific day the family would pick these bucket fulls of peaches and take them to the veranda. There we sorted the peaches for jam or to be laid into Mason jars. The peaches for jam had to be peeled and sliced. Then it was off to the pots to boil for hours.
November 29, 2018
We all face hard times at one stage or another in our lives. And it is very difficult to be positive when you are negative. So why not create a "Gratitude Journal" to help you change negativity into a positive attitude when you need it most? A gratitude journal is a diary of things for which one is grateful. Gratitude journals are used by individuals who wish to focus their attention on the positive things in their lives.
November 16, 2018
Sybrand and I recently took a road trip to visit our parents. We stay about 12 hours drive from Sybrand's folks and about 12 hours drive from my folks. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing them all again. It is true that family members can stay in contact via email, social media but if possible, having a cup of coffee together, having a meal together and sharing good old memories are simply the best way to stay in contact. Ask us, we experienced it.
We must been having a good time when most of our sentences started with "... and do you also remember ..." Good old memory lane. We experienced first hand the wonderful benefits of visiting our parents.