The ability to paint just about anything in your home is what makes decorating so much fun! And furniture so versatile. Paint changes the look, feel and temperature of a room. It takes an old piece of furniture and makes it new. It brings a room or a piece of furniture to life. It should make you smile. I love painted wood and I don't think for a minute that it ruins a piece.
|from black to white...first coat|
Last week I spent some time painting several different items in my house. A coffee table that I wanted to incorporate into my recently re-done living room, a cute little vanity that I picked up at a neighborhood second hand store and repainted for my daughter and once again my front door. :)
So I started with the vanity and moved on to the coffee table. Once it was finished and dry I couldn't wait to carry it in. The hubs wasn't home to help and it's quite heavy and awkward. But I have so little patience (I am working on that) that I struggled to get it in myself. Evidence to that is the nick you see below that I did as I tried to get it though the front door. It's easy enough to fix so I planned to quickly sand it out and paint over it quickly but have since decided to leave it as a reminder to myself of my lack of patience. Something I sorely need to work on.
The third coat being a pretty easy brush over. And then the wreath...with some beautiful fresh cut pink-red roses added from my garden. Yes, they will only last a day or two and I will have to get artificial ones for permanent placing but for now....I love it. :) Up close shows the color a lot more real to life. I can't decide if I want to do the hardware in a silver or black...hmmmm.
|In its new home in the front living room|
and then the front door got a touch up......with this beautiful color. Valspar's Shaded Lake
We went from a beautiful light turquoise which I also loved but was just a little to light for me. I wanted a deeper richer color, so I went to ....
a beautiful deeper blue.
Second coat below...
It took a third and final coat.
I'll also have to show ya the little vanity later. I need to scoot and get to the garden store and I can't seem to find the "after" picture that I really wanted to share so I'll have to take another. :)
OH.... and here is my Knock-out Rose bush that I cut my flowers from. Not a very good picture as I was on the run and used my cell phone and even though it has absolutely NOTHING to do with this post. I just wanted to share it. It is BEAUTIFUL! So I'm sharing it for no other reason than to brag on it.
Ok, I'm done.