Bungalov started off for me as a little blog where I could tell family and friends all about what we were going through when searching for our bungalow.
After writing my first post I realized how addicting a blog is. How exciting it is. How good it feels to share things that sometimes it feels like nobody else cares about.
It's helped me rediscover a thrifting passion of mine. It's helped bring out my creative side more. It's helped me start a small business that I would of never had the guts to do.
For all this I am so thankful and excited to continue to grow and see what else is in store.
Speaking of grow. I've finally started to step into the next phase of my adventure. Reselling furniture pieces that I've painted and brought to life again. I truly have always enjoyed painting in and around my home and so why not do something with that passion, right??? Well, that is what I have gone and done.
This growth, though, I plan to do at a comfortable pace and not faster than I can handle. I want to be successful with it but never feel overwhelmed. I want to learn all I can as I move forward.
Here's to the first piece. I will let my minty green table speak for itself.
Here she is before.
Already a gorgeous piece but not the best it could be. When I saw her I knew the potential.
I sanded the top down and restained it with Minwax's walnut stain.
For the bottom I painted using homemade chalk paint. Now those of you who read home blog after home blog (like me...) I know you've heard of chalk paint. It's talked about everywhere!!!
For those of you who have no clue what I am talking about I will first say it is NOT chalkboard paint. Totally different. Chalk paint is paint that has a chalky texture. The piece you paint does not have to be sanded or primed so the work time is much less than traditional paint. This paint is easily sanded and can be distressed beautifully.
Here's a close up.
The most popular chalk paint is made by Annie Sloan. I've talked before about using this paint when I painted my desk for the cloffice. Reminisce here: