Last year I was asked to review Beyond Paint and was gifted with paint, glaze and sealer. I chose "Bright White", and was sent one Qt.-
and my little soap crate
my medium sheep crate
This was my Mom's table, who passed away years ago, and while I love the lines it was dark and didn't go with anything else. I started thinking of Scandinavian country with the curvy lines. White it is! I washed the table down with some Dawn and finished with a white vinegar/water wipe. Nice and clean, I set up my paint area on my deck, plastic on the table. The area outside was warm and breezy today, and with our dry weather a good time to paint-
I removed the knob and saved it to re-use, see the big scratch on the drawer?
First coat, I knew it would need at least two with the dark finish
I flipped it over after the second coat, then did the top and lower shelf. A few touch ups later I put the knob back on and took inside, back to my living room-
I have decided to live with the simple white for a while. It would be easy enough to add stripes later.
I just tend to shy away from anything too "trendy" and grain sack stripes are a big trend. A lot of people may be repainting to get rid of those in a few years! Here's the other small craft painting items I did as well-
"Before" picture, my .69 cent thrifted bunny
2 coats of Reclaim paint later, loving it!
I also painted a small frame, blond wood before, now ready for a botanical print-
All in all I'm really impressed with the paint and coverage! I used 2 sponge craft brushes and a small craft bristle brush. It was a lot of leg painting, so I was fine with a not perfect surface. The top came out super smooth. Less strokes is better. It's almost a bit of a cross between chalk paint and low sheen/satin flat finish. I was going to glaze the table but I want to think about it. I will also seal the top with a sealer I was given, to protect from any water damage etc. Since it's a sturdy wood table I want to protect the finish. With the one qt. I still have about 1/3 to 1/2 left, plenty for my other table. With that flat table I would use a roller. All in all great stuff!
Corn, squash beets and beans
My daughter Angie and her husband Chris are both gardeners and real DIYers. They're renting a tiny house with a micro backyard, but have done a tone of work with it. The results have paid off! I wish I had "before" pictures. Just visualize a dirt back yard! They added a small amount of turf for a sitting/dog area, gravel path/border, then veggies and even a peach tree! I'm so proud of them!!!
They used pallets to go vertical on the back fence, with herbs and flowers, tons of tomatoes in front,
Angie used chalk paint on the pallets, cute!
Flowers, tomatoes, beans, peppers, going vertical!
Chris built a wishing well from pallets as well
cold frame of strawberries
New Grand Baby Gender!-
At the party Friday night it was revealed that our next Grand baby (due in December) will be a BOY! His name will be Oliver, for my hubby's old family name, sweet. Grand baby River is doing great and we baby sat for 4 hours last night, what fun!!!
Last week River he was thinking- Should I wake up or sleep, I'm so confused!