First of all, I have got poison ivy...bad. Somehow I got in a fight with it and didn't even know it. I do believe it was while I was mowing the lawn last week. It is all over my left leg and on the left side of my face. I am telling you because my family is OVER it and I still need sympathy. See...
Thank you in advance for your kind words.
I have somehow unleashed an addiction.
It all started innocently enough. I was sitting in my bed when I realized I didn't like my bedroom anymore. I wanted a bit of a change. I reassured Hunter that he would not be replaced but I wanted to bring in my favorite color.
"Why are you nesting again? Emily isn't even gone yet."
This is not going well for him.
I have a brown bed, brown leather chair, brown desk, brown lamps, beige walls, beige carpet and this:
Hmmm. Wouldn't it be pretty if it looked kinda like this:
But that is quite a risk. Maybe I just need new accessories.
I bought these lamps from Pottery Barn
And this throw
A bit more blue with these from Pier One
|They are more blue than green|
These Mirrors from Wisteria
|They are beautiful. Wisteria is always having some kind of promotion.|
I want these accent pillows for my bed but they are on backorder until mid October. WTF?
Nope, still want to paint it.
We shall experiment first. Much research later I discovered Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint.
I made Emily go three times to store with me.
We shall test on smaller objects first. I painted two pots, and a Ball canning jar.
Then I painted the chair in front of the little desk in my bedroom.
I first did the chair on the right but our store did not have the Annie Sloan Wax in stock so
I got another kind from another store. It came out better than expected but I didn't want THAT chair to be blue. So...hey, I'm a women, I am allowed to change my mind...I wanted it black and the other one blue.
The blue painter's tape I think I have had for over ten years.
It was a bitch just to get eight pieces off the roll.
Almost caused me to give up but I'm no quitter.
One coat...needs another
Just a tip for those that may not know...If you are going to use your brush or roller that same day or the next place it in plastic and stick in the fridge instead of cleaning.
Two coats of paint. Each coat takes roughly 20 minutes to dry. One coat of soft clear wax. Dark wax administered artfully.
Yeah, I know, my back door looks really rough.
And there it is!
This is the other chair with one coat of paint.
Finished with two coats of paint and one coat of dark wax. If you use the clear wax it's not as black.
FINE. I will NOT paint the piece in my bedroom.
I'm gonna paint this instead..
I shall be using Duck Egg Blue mixed 1:1 with Pure White. Can't wait!
Did I mention, this is an expensive habit.
The paint is not cheap but I am very happy with the results.
I may also do my dining chairs, Emily's dresser. OMG!!!!
I am now known as the painting fool.