**This is a sponsored post but all opinions are mine. Thank you so much to Pure & Original Paints for providing the materials.
So I’m late as always to the deadline party for The Fab Furniture Flip Challenge. Ugh! I swear if my head wasn’t stuck to my neck, I’d lose it for sure. This months theme was “Pure Colors, Original Elegance”We’ve had this piano in our home for about a year. A friend of ours gave it to us and I didn’t want to make a hasty decision by just painting it a color I would end up not liking. The nice people at Pure & Original Paints sent us two quarts of colors of our choice in the Classico line. I chose Antique White and Tin Kettle. The Tin Kettle was the color I chose to do the first coat so that I could feel the texture of the paint. There are some differences in all chalk paints but this is one of the better brands I’ve used. It’s thick and creamy and gives you the option to thin it out a bit with some water.I started with my base coat and when I put on my second coat that I wanted to be smooth, I just dipped my brush lightly in water so that I could get a smoother coat. I used a natural bristle brush and it took two coats. I added these knobs from Anthropology and my little Heidi Swapp art project I made two years ago.I love the matte finish that the Pure & Original Paint gives the piece. I’m planning on upholstering the bench as soon as I get my Ryobi One Strike Stapler. Girl can only dream!If you’re interested in seeing more pieces, check out the two hostesses for this month, Thirty Eighth Street and Anastasia Vintage. If other bloggers are interested in joining this contest, email one of these girls at firstname.lastname@example.org