Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cross my heart

I was jonesing for some serious DIY action this weekend. I spent a lot of time hemming and hawing over whether to make this table, even going so far as to scope out lumber at Home Depot. I talked myself out of it (for the time being) but did make a late night Michaels run to grab supplies for a couple of projects.

Ever since spotting a revamped dresser at a local antique store with a Swiss cross painted on it, I've been dying to add it to something. Enter my Ikea chair.

pink polka

I snagged a new paint by Martha Stewart (in Scottish Highland) that is supposed to be good on any surface, so I was curious to see how held up. After taping off the chair with duct tape (without measuring...remember, I'm a lazy crafter), I added one coat of paint, laying it on pretty thick.


Less than three hours later and the project was complete! I'm now debating whether to add this cross pattern to the entire chair. I'm thinking it might be a little overkill.

send help


  1. Cute! And I really like that pink polka-dot tape too :)

  2. Wow. Simple AND cute. And I was nodding my head when you said you're a lazy crafter. ME TOO. But you have an eye for straight lines because it looks good.
    Found your blog through Ballistic Gypsy :)

  3. Love it. Sweet, simple, creative pop!