Fall and Halloween 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Wow, another long absence for me! Talk about a lazy summer!
One of the things I hated about our bedroom was the lamps. I love the fact that they give incredible light which I LOVE for reading, however I hated the old, dated brass finish. I told my husband last weekend that I intended to paint the lamps. He gave me that "are you crazy?" look at first but after I explained the procedure and that lots of people on Pinterest have done it, he was on board. We went to Walmart and bought a can of spray on metal primer and 2 cans of a white satin Rust-Oleum we have to lose, it can only be an improvement. I thought about different colors but ultimately chose white because of it's versatility.
Mask any areas of the lamp that you do not want painted.
1. Spray in well ventilated area.
2. Prime with the spray on metal primer.
3. After priming, spray your chosen color of Rust-Oleum
within 45 minutes or you will need to wait until 48 hours AFTER.
4. We left the lamps in the garage for a couple of days to dry completely and for the paint smell to subside.
Here is the before picture:
Here is the after picture:
My next project and/or purchase will be the shades!
Monday, June 10, 2013
Gosh, it has been a while since I posted on this blog. I am going to try to do better now that school is out for the summer- we have several projects planned.
Recently, Kevin and I found an awesome soap recipe from Sarah and Tiffany at Offbeat and Inspired. What a wonderful blog! Love it! Can't wait to try some more recipes. They all look fantastic! Here is picture of ours:
Talk to you soon. . .
Sunday, April 21, 2013
I have just completed my first project using chalk paint. I have ordered some Annie Sloan chalk paint but in the meantime decided to do over a small bench using a homemade chalk paint recipe. Here is the recipe I used:(my project was quite small so I made a little batch)
1 Cup Latex Flat Paint
2 Tablespoons Plaster of Paris
2 Tablespoons of Water
I mixed the Plaster of Paris and water first until smooth before adding it to the paint.
Here are some pictures of my project:
Due to the weather we had at the time, it actually dried a few days in between the painting and sanding.
I decided to sand before applying wax because it was little and we were outside.
We sanded it and then applied the wax.
Here is the finished product. . .
I'm so happy with how it turned out. It looks really cute in the house.
I am excited to try out the Annie Sloan chalk paint. Mine will arrive this week.
However, the homemade chalk paint did work out fine for this small project.
I'm linking up with Making the World Cuter!
Sunday, April 14, 2013
I know this is crazy, but I love Mason Jars. I even have a board on Pinterest devoted to jar projects. I have noticed that painting mason jars is currently popular and I just had to try it out for myself. I love the simple and shabby look!
I bought 3 colors of craft paint at Walmart. I wanted to go with a neutral color scheme.
I already had jars at home. Since I had purchased the small sized paints, I used pint jars.
I used one bottle of paint per jar. I squeezed a generous amount (most of the bottle) into the bottom of each jar and then picked the jar up tilting it sideways and rolled slowly to cover the sides.
Once the paint had covered most of the inside of the jar I turned it upside down, which covered the last bit of the rim and also allowed the excess paint to drain.
Once the excess paint had drained out, I turned the jars right side up to dry.
Here is how they look on the table!
Sunday, April 7, 2013
It is a beautiful day in Southern Utah! Blue skies, bright sun and pleasant temperature. Unfortunately, they are predicting rain and snow for the next couple of days! Bleh . . .
However, we plan to ignore it and journey forth as if it will stay spring like weather! Speaking of spring, here is a cheerful freebie for you . . .in three different color schemes. It is made to fit an 8 X 10 frame.
|Click here to print.|
In other exciting news, my hubby bought me a new table and chairs for the kitchen. We pick it up Tuesday or Wednesday. It is so cute . . .very rustic/shabby chic. I will post pictures after we get it set up!I'm linking up with: