The more wood furniture I see around blogland that has gotten a paint make-over the more I like painted wood. Most of my extended family and a lot of my friends practically break out in hives when I mention the words ‘wood’ and ‘paint’ in the same sentence 😀 But I LIKE painted wood! It brings out the details of the construction of the piece in such a wonderful way – a way you just don’t see when distracted by things like wood grain and stain!
A few weeks ago I went thrifting with The Teenager, one of her friends, and her friends Mom. I brought home a carload of cool finds. Several of the cool finds were furniture. Yesterday I painted some of it. I plan to blog about the furniture tomorrow. Today I have a project to share with you that is technically a wall but really doesn’t qualify as ‘wall painting’. No roller brush involved, no paint tray, no pole to attach to reach to the ceiling. Just a plastic cup to hold the paint and a natural bristle brush.
This past Saturday I text my Mom and asked if she wanted to come over and go with me to the shop that carried Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It worked for her so away we went. Then we headed to her house so I could get her painting done.
Many summers in the past 15 years have found us in the middle of some intense home makeovers. Including, but not limited too, pulling down old lath and plaster and hauling it out of the house load after load after load. But this year it isn’t us – it’s our neighbors right beside us. I […]
Old houses come dressed up in old lath and plaster. Ours had the added benefit of cheap yellowish paint. Nice. It is all gone or covered up now – I know we have no mercy. About half the stuff got torn down, hauled out, and tossed in a dumpster. Some of it got a treatment […]