I believe there is a misconception around blog land.
That DIY's always work great for the other bloggers all the time.
This is so not true and I'm here to preach it..LOL
I found my dream secretary desk and had to have it!
I had been searching for one forever and found it about 5 miles from my house.
A little shop called Bonnies.
It was in great shape minus a few scratches but sturdy as a rock!
I cleaned her off good and used my frog tape to tape off my edges.
I applied my first coat of Annie Sloan pure white. love
Her paint grabs hold and doesn't let go!
Then I noticed something.
Something that was not supposed to happen.
Pink started to bleed through my Annie Sloan chalk paint. Oh no!!!
I then remembered that the same thing happened to Beth.
She used Shellac to form a barrier.
So I ran to the hardware and picked up a can.
I painted a good coat and let it dry.
After it was dry I painted a second coat of Annie Sloan pure white.
And below you can see...
I was still having some issues. oh my..
I started to panic!
I was out of chalk paint and energy.
So I pulled out my big guns!
I went over every square inch of my desk..again
never give up.. never give up.. never ever give up!
The kilz covered the pink for the most part but my problem was...
my paint can was dry :(
So I sucked it up and used my semi gloss cabinet paint.
It worked well.
With the two coats of Annie's chalk paint, one coat of shellac, one coat Kilz topped with semi gloss cabinet paint...
I got it covered...whew....
Maddy was so sweet to offer a helping hand.
See that missing top drawer?
I was working on that outside...
Little by little my faith was being restored...LOL
I started to fall in love...
How could I not?
Just look at those tiny drawers and itty bitty pulls...sweet!
Now having to paint them...not so sweet but worth it.
The inside is painted a perfect shade of blue called Tropical Bay.
It's a Valspar color.
Would I do something different?
My first wish would have been to not run out of chalk paint.
This stuff is still the BOMB dig a dee!
I still love it!
I just could not bring myself to invest another 36.00 and I needed it finished.
So now you know...
Not all DIY'ers have it easy all the time.
Even with awesome products, opps happens.
Never give up!
Can you guess where it will go?