Sunday, July 19, 2015

Monday Made It - The Best Paint in the World

I promise I didn't fall off the face of the earth.  If you follow me on Instagram (sarahlynnkirby), then you know I'm alive and well.  The end of the school year got the best of me and summer has been full of family time, rejuvenation, and projects.  I'm linking up with 4th Grade Frolics today to show you a project I just finished!  I HAVE to share it with you because it has made me entirely too giddy and made me want to paint all the things.

So what is it that I just have to share with you?  Just the most amazing paint in the world!  A girl I work with told me about a place in Grove City, Ohio called Zassy's Treasures.  "They have this paint that you can use on anything!  The have the prettiest colors!"  So I checked it out and ordered it.  But let me tell you, deciding on a color was nearly IMPOSSIBLE!  The thing that appealed to me most and made me bite the bullet and get it was that you don't have to sand, prime, or anything!  It's actually a self-priming paint.  It also dries quickly, which makes adding other coats (if you even need to) very fast and easy.  You can paint on virtually any surface.  That had my attention, too, since a lot of stuff in my classroom is either plastic, wood, or sealed with a high-gloss coating.

I ended up choosing Turquoise.

So what did I do with it?  Well, my classroom rocking chair was in DESPERATE need of a makeover.  After about 7 years of wear and tear on my good ole white spray-painted rocking chair, it was time for a facelift.

Using the turquoise paint, I MIGHT have used a quarter of the can.  It went on so thick and smooth.  I just used  basic paintbrush, as seen above.  For the most part it only took one coat.  I touched up a couple areas with another coat, but this was the easiest and most beautiful paint job I've ever done.

I added some close-up pictures for you because I tried to capture how SMOOTH the paint is!

Sorry that this pictures isn't as nice as the others, but it was dark outside and raining...again...(if you're from Ohio, you know how our summer has gone!).  But I found a pretty gray rocking chair cushion from Kohl's.  It's made by Food Network.  My son, Sawyer, always finds it interesting to see what mommy is doing with the camera!  ;)

So what am I doing with ALL my leftover paint?  I'm going to be painting my desk for my classroom this week.  :D  If I have any left after that I might try painting some of my book boxes.  We shall see what happens!  All I know is that I completely LOVE this paint and I can't wait to get these furniture pieces back in my classroom!  I highly recommend this paint and the store I received it from.  You might say, "But Sarah, is it really worth $30 for a quart of paint?"  Yes, yes, and yes.  :)  Go for it!  You won't ever want to use any other kind of paint.