Sunday, July 19, 2015

Monday Made It - The Best Paint in the World

I promise I didn't fall off the face of the earth.  If you follow me on Instagram (sarahlynnkirby), then you know I'm alive and well.  The end of the school year got the best of me and summer has been full of family time, rejuvenation, and projects.  I'm linking up with 4th Grade Frolics today to show you a project I just finished!  I HAVE to share it with you because it has made me entirely too giddy and made me want to paint all the things.

So what is it that I just have to share with you?  Just the most amazing paint in the world!  A girl I work with told me about a place in Grove City, Ohio called Zassy's Treasures.  "They have this paint that you can use on anything!  The have the prettiest colors!"  So I checked it out and ordered it.  But let me tell you, deciding on a color was nearly IMPOSSIBLE!  The thing that appealed to me most and made me bite the bullet and get it was that you don't have to sand, prime, or anything!  It's actually a self-priming paint.  It also dries quickly, which makes adding other coats (if you even need to) very fast and easy.  You can paint on virtually any surface.  That had my attention, too, since a lot of stuff in my classroom is either plastic, wood, or sealed with a high-gloss coating.

I ended up choosing Turquoise.

So what did I do with it?  Well, my classroom rocking chair was in DESPERATE need of a makeover.  After about 7 years of wear and tear on my good ole white spray-painted rocking chair, it was time for a facelift.

Using the turquoise paint, I MIGHT have used a quarter of the can.  It went on so thick and smooth.  I just used  basic paintbrush, as seen above.  For the most part it only took one coat.  I touched up a couple areas with another coat, but this was the easiest and most beautiful paint job I've ever done.

I added some close-up pictures for you because I tried to capture how SMOOTH the paint is!

Sorry that this pictures isn't as nice as the others, but it was dark outside and raining...again...(if you're from Ohio, you know how our summer has gone!).  But I found a pretty gray rocking chair cushion from Kohl's.  It's made by Food Network.  My son, Sawyer, always finds it interesting to see what mommy is doing with the camera!  ;)

So what am I doing with ALL my leftover paint?  I'm going to be painting my desk for my classroom this week.  :D  If I have any left after that I might try painting some of my book boxes.  We shall see what happens!  All I know is that I completely LOVE this paint and I can't wait to get these furniture pieces back in my classroom!  I highly recommend this paint and the store I received it from.  You might say, "But Sarah, is it really worth $30 for a quart of paint?"  Yes, yes, and yes.  :)  Go for it!  You won't ever want to use any other kind of paint.


  1. That is a fantastic, yummy color! I am all about easy, so I may have to check this paint out because you are completely right; it is smooth!
    Storybook Endings in Second

  2. Oh boy, do I ever hear you about our rainy Ohio summer! At least it's not snowing, right? Love that turquoise color!!!


  3. Looks really great! Makes me want to go antique shopping for a rocking chair and give it a make over! :-)

  4. Love your choice of color! The paint is super smooth. I love the way your rocking chair turned out.

    Wild & Fun in Pre-K

  5. That paint sounds too good to be true! I love the turquoise color and your chair looks awesome. Thanks for including the close-up photos so we can really see how great it went on and looks. I'm definitely going to add that to my list of things to to decide what needs painting:)
    Are We There Yet?

  6. I love your new rocking chair, that color is one of my favorites: my classroom is decked out in blues, aquas, and greens! It really does look super-smooth!

  7. Your chair looks great! I love the color and how easy it sounds to use. Hoping for a beautiful summer week this week!

    A Very Curious Class

  8. Awesome chair. I love the color.

  9. Oh! That would match my classroom!

  10. paint all the things that color. LOVE!

  11. Love the color choice of your chair. You did an amazing job!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  12. That chair is beautiful! Love the color and the cushion!

    My Bright Blue House