October 2016

Refinish & Re-purpose Wooden Home Decor

Country Chic Paint Projects

This past summer I had a little “me time” in Buckhorn, ON. It’s a really beautiful, quaint town with some eclectic shops that carry unique items. My favourite shop was Style Your Nest; I could have spent a year’s salary in there if I didn’t know better.

I did however walk away with a beautiful purchase made by Krieger Customs. It was a very raw and rustic wood piece that acted as a blank canvas for me. I also happened to discover another amazing Canadian company, Country Chic Paint who among other things, makes Furniture & Home Decor Paint (chalk-based) and All-in-One Decor Paint (clay-based). They happened to have a special that day where you could receive one small jar of paint for free.

To say I was inspired is an understatement. I quickly went to work gathering the other materials that I needed to create the piece that you will see below in our video. I am quite proud of our finished product that we are using as a wall-mounted key and mail rack. A list of materials used and links are included below.

Check out our video and let us know what you think!

MATERIALS USED

DIY Chalk Paint

  • Country Chic Paint All-in-One Decor Paint in Chocolate Tart
  • Country Chic Paint All-in-One Decor Paint in Dune Grass (Spring & Summer Limited Edition colour)
  • Country Chic Beeswax Distressing Bar
  • All purpose paint brush
  • Various grits abrasive sanding sponges (really any type of sandpaper will do the job)
  • Paint brush (I used a cheap, regular paint brush, but read Country Chic Paint’s tip as to why that was probably not the best choice)
  • Sealing wax (I used some I had leftover from another project, but you can use Country Chic’s Natural Wax as it does not contain any mineral solvents)
  • Lint-free cloth or wax brush
  • Hooks & screws
  • Drill

BEFORE & AFTER

Country Chic Paint Before and After

The piece in its original state was beautiful on its own, but I really loved refinishing and re-purposing it to fit our colour scheme in our home and to fill a void; our front entrance is very narrow and doesn’t fit a table so this was the perfect solution.

DIY Chalk Paint with Country Chic Paint

Do you have a favourite chalk paint project? What items would you love to refinishing and/or re-purpose?

Thanks for reading!

City Mom

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Little Live Pets Lil’ Frog #Giveaway

Little Live Pets Lil' Frog Giveaway

We are big fans of Little Live Pets in our home; Little S really loves their lifelike movements and little habitats. We have the Little Live Pets Lil’ Mouse and their Mouse House and track. We also have the Lil’ Turtle and their habitat that we shared in last year’s Holiday Gift Guide.

This year, we are excited to bring yet another fun pet to add to your home, the Little Live Pets Lil’ Frog. Check out our video below to learn more about it and to see how it works.

ABOUT LITTLE LIVE PETS LIL’ FROGS

Little Live Pets Lil' FrogLil’ Frogs love to hop around on the ground and swim in water! Watch them make a splash as they dive in and swim about just like a real frog! They all have their own style that they love to show off!

Meet Chillow the cool frog, Lilly the peaceful frog and Splashberry the sweet frog.

So get set to get wet with your Lil’ live Pet!

Each Lil’ Frog includes:

  • 1 x Frog
  • 1 x Instruction Booklet
  • 4 x LR44 Batteries (Included)

ENTER TO WIN YOUR OWN LITTLE LIVE PETS LIL’ FROG

It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping and today City Mom and Moose Toys wants to help you get started. One City Mom reader will win one Lil’ Frog Lilly (pink). Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only and will run from Oct. 18 – Nov. 2, 2016. Official rules in giveaway widget.

Good luck and happy holidays!

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City Mom

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