Saturday, October 27, 2012

Paint samples

I just recently discovered that Valspar now has paint samples that are just perfect for when you want to try out a color before you commit.  They have just enough paint in them to complete small projects.  I am going to try out the off white color called cream in my coffee that you see in this picture on an end table I am distressing and glazing for a client.  I think it's going to be a great color accented with black glaze. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Two Wooden Crosses

These wooden crosses were built by my husband.   He really worked hard on these.  It is truly quite handy to have a husband who knows carpentry.  As you might imagine, I have a long list of furniture pieces for our own house that I would like him to build someday.   He used a grinder over the wood which gives it that hand carved look.  I painted one with a pale green, heavily distressed it, and stained over it with walnut stain.  The other cross was painted sky blue, heavily distressed down to the white primer, and glazed over with black.  We are happily donating the crosses to our Fall Fest auction at our church this Sunday.