This weekend I had a nice group of neighbor ladies over for a paint demo. A few were really interested in learning how to transform their old furniture with the shabby chic style that is so popular. We worked on this tray, which can be purchased already decoupaged with this pretty floral paper from Jo-Ann's Fabric. The wood was unfinished, and the handles come black.
We painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Antoinette - a pretty soft pink color. I showed the gals how to distress with a sanding block and seal with clear wax. Then we even added a little gold gilding wax to the handles for some added glamour!
It was so much fun, sitting there talking about painting, drinking wine and generally gabbing with the girls. And so, we decided this would become a monthly craft club. Like a book club, a different member will host a meeting at their home, where they will lead a craft. I'm starting in October with a Halloween craft - stay tuned - I'm sure to write a blog post about it!