Easy Chalk Painted Christmas Ornaments

This year I wanted to change things up a bit on my Christmas tree, but buying all new ornaments wasn't an option, so I came up with the idea of chalk painting some of my old ornaments.  It was so easy and I love how they turned out.  I used already purchased ornaments and supplies I had around the house.


Cerused Oak Tutorial

I love this finish on wood, especially oak, the grain pops, but at the same time it's subtle.  Originally a 16th century cosmetic made with lead, today cerusing is done with a lime wax that is lead free. And the best part about it, it's easy!  I'm not kidding, it's seriously easy.   Here's how I finished this little secretary I inherited from my parents.