Sunday, January 16, 2011
Hello there! You may be wondering how the gray paint application is going. I am pleased to say that I have my entryway and hallway complete! Yay for me. Now on to the living room. I am procrastinating a bit on that room because I have quite a few things to take off the wall but I will get to it very soon and will definitely post pictures of the before and afters.
This wreath is not an original project but it was pretty simple to make and I like how it turned out so I thought I would share.
I am working on a fun post that should be up in the next couple days but for now I will show you the little table display I did tonight. After weeks of a naked table I decided it was time to put something cutesie up there. Don't mind the finish on the table. It is HIDEOUS and I can't wait to strip and paint it, but that my friends is a project for another day.
I love these blue canning jars (did I mention my father in law dug the large one up out of the ground? Quite a find in my opinion) Anyway I wanted to incorporate them in somehow and thought of putting tea light candles inside.
It is hard to see in the picture but they looked so pretty lit up. I also stuck the bird nest up there that was given to me by one of my sweet friends.
So there you have it, what I do with my evenings in a nutshell. I am off to work on another project. Thanks so much for reading!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I painted a little spot of the new gray paint on my living room wall and I'm not gonna lie...I am not in love with it yet. But if I am being honest (and I always am) I have yet to find a color that I instantaneously fall in love with the moment it goes up. There are many factors to consider. One being how that color compares to the color you are painting over. For instance, last night after I painted my "spot" of gray I asked my husband how he liked the new wall color. He gazed around the room and judging from the look on his face, he saw no diference. "That color over there" and I pointed. "Oh that, I thought somebody spilled something". WOW is all I can say to that. If I may digress for a moment-where has he been for the last five years since I have been painting walls in our lives? Does he not know the agony I go through to choose a paint color? Or for that matter, when I choose anything? I think about paint colors for weeks and when I finally choose one, I always hate it and my sister in law always makes me feel better about it, all the while knowing it is hideous but she is simply too sweet to hurt my feelings. A character trait that I certainly did not inherit, though I am working on that : ) Anyway, back to the point, yes, husband you are right. The light gray on top of the tannish does look a little like, well, a spill. Of what I am not sure, but until I paint the whole wall it will remain looking spillish. Then I can decide. And you will be among the first to know how I like it. And if I don't, the lovely Jerry's paint mixer told me I can bring my cans back and they can add to them to adjust the hue. Hmmmm....