Usually I'm not loyal to any store, but I do have a fondness for Walmart and his big brother store, Sam's Club.
If I go into either of these stores (and Costco too for that matter) I always find wonderful stuff to buy...and, of course, that will leave me with too much month at the end of my paycheck!
Still needing four of these gray canvas bins for my closet organization project, I risked crashing my budget, as well as crashing my purging and organizing binge, by making a quick (Is there really such a thing?) trip to Walmart yesterday.
Like these tall, hard plastic straws that can be reused...
And, these large glass drinking jars with a cap and reusable straw...
Cute, huh? Wild Bill will use his glass for ice water. Me? I'm partial to ice tea with tons and tons of ice. This glass is large enough to hold all that ice and then some!
The last thing I happened upon was this Waverly package of two brushes, specially designed for working with chalk paint. The round brush on the left is a waxing brush and the smaller one on the right is a paint brush, which will come in handy with the pub table project I'm working on now.
That picture didn't look very artistic and sure doesn't show off these brushes. Let me show you the brushes in a more artistic pose so you can get a better look...
When using chalk paint you can leave it as is, but clear wax can be applied to protect the paint finish. If you want to age the piece, on top of the clear wax you can add some dark wax to make it look aged. If you use both the clear and dark wax, you'll probably want a waxing brush for both colors to make sure the clear wax stays clear.
Most of the chalk paint brands sell their own version of the round waxing brush, but as they say here in Texas, they are "High Dollar". These two brushes in the Waverly package were less than $6 for both, while the chalk-paint-brand stores usually sell just one of the waxing brushes for $19 to $29.
As always, just showing some things I purchased and not being paid to endorse any product or store.
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