Monday, November 23, 2009

The BIG reveal!!!

Well here's the table that I've been working on over the past couple weeks. It took me awhile but it's finally complete! Thanks to some pointers from Lori @ Paint, decorate, design on the cheep and Lisa @ Humble pie .

Do I dare ask which one you like best??? Before or After, TRUTH! I hope you'll let me know, this could be the beginning of many future painting projects!



It's the first time that I've actually followed ALL the steps. The hardest part was waiting between coats of primer/paint/or the protective finish to dry. In case anyone wants to start a "little"painting project I'm listing the steps below.

1. sand
2. wipe down
3. prime
4. lightly sand again
5. wipe down again
6. apply (2 coats) of paint
7. paint a polycrilic protective finish.

Here's my latest holiday creation!


Friday, November 13, 2009

I can't live with out......

My favorite candle, Seda France Candle, French Tulip

My KitchenAid

Home made chocolate chip cookies


My Miele coffee maker

Le Creuset

Hope you find a few goodies to add to your wish lists!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Painting project 101

I'm constantly being teased by my husband, friends, and family that our house is "always changing". My response, "I like to keep things fresh".

I usually do a big switchieroo when my husband's out of town for a few days.
Guess what? He's in Vegas and I'm itching to get started on my next project.

I mentioned in my last post that I'm going to paint my dining table white, I hope in time for the holidays.
Can anyone recommend blogs or help that may get me started with the painting wood process? Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and for sharing any comments you may have!

Pillow talk????

I love projects and crafting, the problem is so many times I spend to much money and time on them and I don't end up liking the end product. The pillow I just finished may be another example of this!

I bought some vintage ticking on ebay, some clean, crisp, white linen and a sewing lesson(by this time I totally could have bought the original pillow I wanted). With a few goals in mind, like learning to do ruffles, button holes and putting in a zipper, we set off to create a work of art!
The teacher had some ideas of her own and well, needless to say, the "vision" and the outcome were 2 totally different things. Note to self: less is ALWAYS more, !!!

My next project is to try to paint my kitchen table white. Ideas or tips gladly accepted!