Wise Owl “Poseidon” Chalk Painted Desk

Over the past few weeks I’ve had several people come in and requests desks. I happened to have this one in my stock pile of furniture. It wasn’t fancy at all and it wasn’t solid wood but it was study built.

Simple Chalk Painted Desk

Materials Used:

  • Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint in “Poseidon”
  • Wise Owl Varnish in “Satin”
  • Cling On Paint Brush S50
  • Sand Paper (I used 200 grit)
  • Krud Kutter
  • Wise Owl Clear Primer
  • Rustoleum Spray Paint in “Aluminum”
  • Screw Driver
  • Sponge (I used a car detailer sponge cut in half)
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My 20 Goals for 2020- Week 2 of 52

Another week down! This past week was crazy so I didn’t really get to focus on any of my goals. I spent Friday and Saturday at auctions. Which proved to be a complete waste of time. I didn’t get home till 2am Sunday so I spent all day Sunday finishing up projects. Sunday evening we received a call from a friend needing us to meet him Monday and go through his storage units and purchase stuff so he could get rid of the. We spent Monday and Tuesday doing this.

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How Much We Spent On Groceries-Week 2 of 52

Shopping for groceries this week wasn’t bad . We are leaving soon for a planned vacation and I’m really trying to use up items we currently have on hand so they don’t go back and so we can work at properly rotating our “in stock” groceries better.

Plus remember I mentioned last week that I inventoried all of the food in our house as well. I also donated a ton of food that I knew no matter how hard I tried we would’t eat anyways or was very, very out of date.

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My 20 Goals for 2020-Week 1 of 52

Time for the weekly recap on how I’m doing so far with my 2020 goals. If you missed the original post you can read it here

Goal #1- Take the girls out on 12 outings.

We have an outing planned for the middle of January because my oldests birthday was on the 2nd 🙂 I’ll talk more about it later.

Goal #2- Read 12 books.

I KNOW what books I want to read. Does that count?

Goal #3- Build a Free Library.

I got a few ideas of pinterest for this. That’s as far as I got. We will likely work on this in the warmer months.

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How Much We Spent On Groceries-Week 1 of 52

I know you probably can’t wait to see what we spent on groceries this week ;). I’m a weirdo and enjoy seeing what people spend their grocery budgets on and how far they can stretch it.

Grocery shopping is probably my number one weakness. I do well if I go alone and make sure to check what we already have in our pantry before I leave. However, If I take my other half with me, or the kids, it all goes to hell and a hand basket. While I could order my groceries from the walmart grocery app, I like to pay in cash so it’s a bit harder. According to creditdonkey the average person spends $250 a MONTH on groceries. Personally, I think I could average less than half of that. This year my goal is to average $400 a month in groceries. That’s $100 a week average. Totally doable!

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Create amazing Furniture with Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint

When I picked up these coffee tables I just knew they would need a good coat of dixie belle chalk mineral paint and something else! I don’t know about you, but my girls LOVE mermaids. One of my youngest daughters favorite characters is hands down Ariel from the little mermaid. She even met her when we went to Disney as well. We totally rope dropped dropped it to be one of the first to meet her for the day.

Mermaid Coffee Tables Painted in Dixie Belle Fluff
Now you see exactly why I want a photo staging area 🙂

Anywho, I purchased this redesign with prima image transfer about a year ago. I had planned on using it on a chest of drawer, or armor. However, I had yet to come acr;oss the “perfect” one to use it on. Plus, I was a little timid on using my first transfer on a piece with an uneven surface. When I found this trio I just knew it would be perfect!

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