Saturday, March 31, 2012

So many projects - so little time!

I have been working on so many projects lately and haven't posted for so long. Nothing is completely finished! I am hoping to be finished with them in the next few days. We finally got all the tile down in my kitchen, we got all the trim work done this week, so it is pretty much done, except the the styling, and then pictures. Last weekend I spend all day Sunday painting my laundry room. I thought, "this is a small project", it should only take am few hours! Wrong! We moved the dryer out, but not the washer, so all day I was moving the washer back and forth and back and forth to get where I needed to paint. We have 9' ceilings in this house, so I have to get the ladder to reach the ceiling to paint the trim, moving that thing around with the washer still in the room was a challenge. Of course once I got the walls painted the baseboards and the door frames looked like crap so I had to paint them too! Anyway, that two hour project turned into an all day project! I don't know about you, but, I always figure I am going to get twice as much done in a day as I actually do! I can't wait to show you the restore chandelier I bought that is now hanging in the laundry room! It is so awesome! My "biggest fan" thought it was the gaudiest thing he had ever seen when I picked it out at the restore! He should know better by now... to say things like that! It is just a challenge to me, to make it awesome! I also have two arm chairs that I finished, I have taken the pictures now, so will be posting that soon also! What a transformation they are! Later... Pictures to be posted soon!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Pinata Color - My New Favorite Paint

While out cleaning up my deck today getting ready to shoot the pictures of my Outdoor Candelabra, my attention was drawn to the wall hanging that has been in the deck area for several years.  When I bought it at the store, I thought it was so cool looking, but when I got it home and hung it on the side of my house, it was just blaaaa. No Pop, no Color!  The siding on my house is a brown color and it just sort of blended in.  I have been debating (at least 3 years now) what to do about it, I wanted to paint it, but really didn't know with what. The discovery of Pinata Color Paints entered my life recently. I first saw it on someone's blog, but i can't remember which one, sorry, and became really intrigued with then.  I took my 40% off coupon straight to Dick Blick's and got me some.  I didn't really have a plan of what I would do with them, but I knew I would come up with something. When I looked at this wall hanging today a light bulb went off..  A match if I ever saw one!  This literally took me about 30 mins, if that, to take off the wall carry it into my garage and  paint it with the Pinata Color Paints..  It is so much better!!! I just wish I had taken a picture of it hanging on the side of my house, so you could have seen how Blaaaa it  really was.

I used the Calabaza Orange on the stars the Sapphire Blue on the Moon, and Lime Green on the tendrils to the starts!  What do you think?  Not bad for a 30 min. project that I have been thinking about for 3 years!!

Look at the difference this paint makes

Some more pictures!  I am so excited about the possibilities of this paint.  It can be used on just about anything, metal, plastic, leather, glass, and polymer clay and more I am sure.  The colors are so vibrant, but transparent at the same time.

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Rusty Old Plant Stand to Beautiful Outdoor Candelabra

I finished two projects today.  This is the first one.  It has been a while since I have gotten to work on anything, it was a beautifully warm day here in Southern Indiana, and I could not wait to get out into my garage, I mean my,  Studio.

 I found this old Plant Stand at my favorite junk  treasure finding Story.  I really would not have known what the heck it was if it had not  had "Plant Stand" written on the tag.  When I first saw it, I thought it would look cool as an outdoor candelabra on my deck. So this is the before.

I took it apart (which was really easy) and spray painted with  Rust-oleum Metallic Black paint on the wrought iron parts, and Rust-oleum Hammered paint and primer in the color Rosemary (which is a new color to me) on the wooden parts. The Rosemary is a very soft color of green. I really love this color.  Here are all the parts after painting.

After assembling all the parts (it only took me 2 tries to get it put back together right) I loaded it up with all the short, chunky candles I had on hand and put it on my deck!  What do you think?  Not bad for $4.99. huh?

I waited until it got dark, so I could light the candles to see what it would look  like
I " like"  how about you?

Of course we will have to be careful around it when the candles are lit, and of course no little ones around.

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