This was just the piece for her room. I love the fabric! Her daughter picked it out after I took her to Atlanta to Forsyth Fabrics and Lewis and Sharon Textiles. We had a blast that day. She picked out all her fabrics and helped me do everything from the painting, sanding and sewing. I will soon post pictures of her entire room. It looks just like a tween room.
Chalk paint recipe:
2 cups paint (I use Behr with primer in eggshell from Home Depot)
1/3 cup Plaster of Paris
2 Tbsp water
Mix well and apply with sponge brush. It may take a few coats but sanding is much easier and it sticks so well that I don't ever sand before application regardless of the original finish. I have tried different brushes but I feel the cheap sponge brush is the best.
You can glaze it at this point if you like.
Seal with Paste wax from minwax found in the stain section at Home Depot.
I will be posting other furniture reclaims I've done over the past year. I would love to see your pictures too.