In Between A Planted Pallet and Pruning



Last week I told you about the “A Planted Pallet” workshop I went to at Plantasia. Next week I will cover the ABCs of pruning – the second workshop I went to at Plantasia.

Before we move on to pruning though, I want to highlight this new paint I learned about from Joan McDonald who taught the “A Planted Pallet” workshop.  The paint is a line of clay and chalk paints by CeCe Caldwell. I bought the two colors pictured above and can’t wait to try them out!

As CeCe’s website explains:

“Our mineral paints have no Volatile Organic Compounds, are non-toxic and have no odor. The paint contains NO acrylic co-polymers, solvents, formaldehyde, ammonia, ethylene glycol or toxic heavy metals. The minerals are clay, porcelain clay and chalk blended into a water based solution. The paint is packaged in recycled plastic containers.”

Best of all, the ingredients are actually listed on the can.


That brings me to this piece. It is an old RCA radio with the radio removed. It is not mine. I am redoing this for someone. I will tell you more about that later.

For now, I am focused on the new paint . . .


the new piece . . .


and how I might paint it.

Before I go though I do have a couple of updates:

  • With the help of a family member, we have figured out that The Streetside Nightstand was actually part of a vanity at one point. In addition, I have picked out a paint color for this piece. I am going to paint it Miss Mustard Seed’s “French Enamel” – I just need to order the paint.
  • Also, next week I will be ordering the foam, cotton and dacron for The Teal Chair. So, next month I will finish that chair!

Hope y’all are having a great Friday.


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