|The Before Photo|
This dresser is one. I have had it for years. I don't know where it even comes from. It was boring and slated for a yard sale. Then I heard about chalk paint. Evidently, chalk paint has been around for quite some time but it was new to me. Now, here's something I learned last year.
What you experience in person is better than seeing it in print or media.
Shortly after I saw chalk paint in a magazine, a local antique store, advertised chalk paint on their outside chalk board. So, of course, I had to stop in. There were several pieces of old furniture that had been given a new life with chalk paint. I loved the colors and the textures. The store also sold chalk paint. The price was prohibitive. So when I came home, I researched on-line and learned to make my own with plaster or Paris, water and paint.
|Midway through the painting|
|The painted drawers and drawer pulls|
What about you? What difference does it make to your creativity to experience something as opposed to reading about it? Do you regularly go out of your studio, your comfort zone to experience new things? let me know.