Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I have completed my first foray into the land of Milk Paint.  It was completely different than working with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  I did not opt to use a bonding agent on this piece so I allowed the paint to do what it wished to do!

Monday, November 26, 2012

a sneak peak at an auction find!

I found this antique commode at an auction last week. very sturdy, good hardware and nice lines. I am painting it in "Sea Green" milk paint.  Paint still wet in this pic. \  More later....!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Yummy fall foods..

I spent most of the day today in the kitchen making our Thanksgiving meal. We were at my sister's for Thanksgiving and I always like to have leftovers so guess I have to cook the meal before I can have our own leftovers!
My husband made the pies, two apple and a sweet potato. We did take the apple pies to my sister's but he saved a sweet potato for himself and the boys...sorry but I am not a fan of pumpkin or sweet potato pies!
Today I roasted lots of veggies with some olive oil, salt and pepper and herb de provence! Yum!

Friday, November 23, 2012

A pretty little fall decoration-on sale!

I saw these pretty little pumpkins on Pottery Barn and they are on sale! I know Thanksgiving is past but these are great to use through the fall until it is time for the Christmas decorations, which in my book is not quite yet! Hope you all enjoyed your holiday!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mirror is done!

Hi all!  I have finished my white mirror.  Two of my girlfriends were here for coffee recently and were concerned that I want to sell it!  I am not sure if I will keep it or not, but they did pick out two good spots for it. One spot is over my ASCP "Aubusson blue" dining room buffet or in my living room which is all blues and creams.  I think the dining room may be best! 

Dining room buffet

Detail on top of mirror is Annie Sloan Chalk paint in " Old White" and some gold highlighting
 Living room has lots of cream and blue as well so this room would also work on long wall on left side of room.


Next blog post I will show a pic of a vintage green metal shelf I bought at auction.  It is kind of fun and I think I will paint in ASCP "Graphite" and "Old White"!  I guess you can see I like the cream colors!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving week!

Miss you my blogger friends!  I hope you all enjoy a happy holiday with your families/loved ones.  I will try to get a pic up tommorow of the mirror I said I would finish a long time ago!  Busy with work and getting some pieces prepped to paint! 

I had the opportunity to have a little visit with my two nieces last week in Boston and a visit here from my nephews.   What I really love about any of the holidays is spending time with family.  Always makes me happy!

my two year old niece!  what a doll!

My one year old nephew! 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

I find as a fairly new blogger, to learn and keep up with the technology you need to blog with some frequency. I do not always have something to blog about but when i try to think of a good subject I just think about what I would want to learn on a blog!

  Blogs are fun to write, read and look at all the pretty pictures. I think the pictures are very important. You need to have a good visual to go with the printed word. I have learned a lot from other bloggers, I am not afraid to ask questions because I figure that everyone started somewhere and most of us probably depend on one another to some extent.

Advertising on my blog is something i am undecided about. I don't want my blog to look too "commercial" but at the same time with the furniture I paint, I like to earn some money at creating new out of old, vintage pieces. So, that is something I am thinking about and will have to learn the "technology" to do it! I don't know how to " enable cookies!"

  I have spent a LOT of time on the computer figuring out things for myself and I am relatively pleased with my progress. I figure most things I can google and usually find a tutorial for it. If not I have found a website that publishes names of web designers and I have used one of them to do my "button." It is called www.theblogdesignernetwork.com

        So, if you are a blogger you know what I mean when I ask you to "grab my button!"