Happy Tuesday!!  I hope you all had an amazing weekend!  
As I mentioned in Sunday’s post-
I had plans to complete our
 porch refresh.  Unfortunately, it rained for the
better part of the day, so that didn’t happen.
The good news is-it gave me time to work on a project
that I thought would be perfect for the space!

 
I fell in love with this rustic garden gate-the moment
I saw it at a yard sale last month.  Bonus-it was only
$5!!!  I knew it would be perfect
for our front porch-and although I liked the raw wood-I couldn’t
help but picture it painted.  I know.  I know.  Why
mess with a good thing?  
Well, at least that is what hubby said, after I began
taking it apart-and preparing it for paint!
But I was already on a mission to give this
piece a little paint pizzazz, so I ignored his grumbling, 
and continued on.
This is the first time I used Waverly chalk paint-and I have
to say-I LOVE it!  Not only are there lots of colors to choose from-
it only costs $5.97!  I chose two colors for this project.
Agave-for the wood frame-and Crystal for the wrought iron insert.
Both were dry brushed on-(Note: one coat is all I needed. This paint is VERY thick!)
After it dried (very quickly)-I gave the entire piece a light sanding.
It turned out even better than I imagined, but there was still something
missing.
After searching through my stash of re-claimed wood I had from
our farm-I found exactly what I was looking for!
The wood already had chippy paint-so all I had to do was
pull out my stencils, and…VIOLA!
And guess what?  Hubby actually liked the results!!  What do you think?  
To paint-or not to paint?

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