Julie McKinley has been running chalk painting classes all summer, and has more planned for fall. She invited me into one of her early morning sessions to learn more about the shabby chic aesthetic and how to transform a plain item into something worthy of a table centerpiece. She’s used the paints on tables, chairs, candlesticks, trays and even inexpensive photo frames.
“Sometimes I get a little paint happy,” she said. “But this paint is so forgiving, you can’t make a mistake.”