Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Get the lead out.

Between coats of paint, I've been doing a little spring cleaning
and trying to lighten things up in the living room.

I haven't got a green thumb when it comes to keeping houseplants alive, 
but this African Violet has been around for 15 or 20 years.  :o)
(Psssst.  It's not real.)

Do you remember this lead glass window I found last summer?
I didn't like the way it blocked the view to the back yard,
so I packed it away until I found a spot to hang it.

 Insert theme song from Jaws here.......
 If ever I had any doubts about painting the walls and trim in this room,
all I have to do is look at this photo.
Dark and gloomy.

This window is heavy, but it sure lightens up this corner of the room!

I have no idea why the loveseat looks electric blue in this shot,
but you get the idea.  I found the picnic basket for $2.99 at the thrift shop (great deal),
but I had to replace the vintage blue & white plate I broke whilst rearranging
with another in my stash.  I'm not even going to tell you about my paint spill in the kitchen. 
You win some, you lose some.

By the way, the paint color this indecisive painter chose for the kitchen cabinets is.......
Timid White.  How funny is that?
I think they named the color just for me, and I hope Benny gives me a deal because
 I'll be buying one more quart today.
Cha ching!

For Rita.

Enjoy the sunshine and thanks for visiting!

*I'm joining the parties at:
Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
Mod Vintage Life Mod Mix Monday
The Essence of Home Share Your Style

Monday, March 9, 2015

50,000 shades of white.

It's all coming back to me now.

For an indecisive person choosing a paint color can be overwhelming.
You'd think picking a creamy white a few shades lighter than the current color
of our kitchen cabinets would be a simple process, but not for me.

Strike one.

On the paint chip, Acadia White looked like the perfect color.
Can you see where I brushed the paint on the cabinet panel?
It looks nothing like the paint chip.  In fact it looks like basic white!
We've got bisque appliances, so I want the cabinet color to be a similar hue.

At $25 a pop for Ben Moore Impervo cabinet paint, I don't want to make another mistake,
 so I'm going to purchase a few sample pints and play around with them until I find a color
 that I'm happy with from the early morning light through evening when the lights are on.
It could take me months, possibly years.   :o)

As you can see, we've trimmed out the shelves,
 and since I have no paint chosen for the cabinets and trim,
 I primed the shelves and brackets instead.  Of course I've filled
 every square inch of space already.

I found the large wicker wine bottle holder and pretty wood chalice
at the the thrift for a grand total of $2.99!  The only other thing I bought
is the wood masher which was a few dollars at a local shop.

I picked up the Christmas Pixies on a clearance table for $2 each and since
they resemble leprechauns, I'm letting them hang out in my sterilizer cabinet for now.
They're too cute to pack away!

They may even bring me a bit o' luck with my next paint choice....

Nope, too beige.

Hmmmm, from where I'm sitting it looks too white.

Sooooooo many shades of white to confuse me!

Progress takes time.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're all enjoying sunshine and warm weather!


*I'm joining the parties at:
Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
Mod Vintage Life Mod Mix Monday  
The Essence of Home Share Your Style
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...