So, what does this crafty grandma do? I start making things for the new little bundle of joy!
Here's my favorite gift so far - a precious little child's chair, with Solar System decor to match his nursery. And my feelings, because I definitely Love Him to the Moon and Back again - already!
Of course, I used Dixie Belle Paint products, as they are the best this Nana has ever tried! The chalk mineral paints are "easy peasy", have great coverage and make almost anyone seem like a pro! I first cleaned this dirty little white chair with Dixie Belle's White Lightening cleaner. Then I blended colors on the old rush seat, as well as the chair, to create a dark night effect. I used Bunker Hill Blue and Pure Ocean, then splattered a fine mist of Pure Ocean to create my own Milky Way.
I hand painted the lettering with a mix of Pure Ocean and Drop Cloth, and the moon with Colonel Mustard, also blended with Drop Cloth. The stars were so tiny that I had to use paint pens in silver and copper to get the tiny details I wanted. My hands just aren't quite steady enough to go that small with a brush! Keep in mind, the chair is less than 2 feet tall!
Anyway, I'm so excited to see this chair in action soon. But in the meantime, I'll stay busy creating lots of other fun and useful things for my new little man.