Sunday, July 27, 2014

FAUX "ANTIQUE COPPER" VENT-A-HOOD & HONEY TONED KITCHEN CABINETS

This week, I'm featuring kitchen cabinets and vent-a-hood that I painted a couple of years ago.
This post has been one of the most viewed on my blog.


This vent-a-hood was designed and built out of plywood and I painted it an "antique copper" faux finish.
The kitchen cabinets are a distressed honey tone glazed finish.
Here is a link that that post:
Thank you for your visits!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY BLOG ~ I'LL BE BACK SOON!

I love my blog and love sharing my projects with you.


But, I've been on back to back jobs and am a bit tired and just don't feel like writing a big post right now.  
Usually I have breaks between jobs, but I've painted cabinets in two large kitchens, a room full of furniture and a couple of other small jobs.
So often, my clients start early getting their home projects done before the holidays and I think that is happening right now.  
I'm tired, but I love what I do. 
 I'm working on a book and some ebooks so I can show you how to do these different finishes.  But, it will be a while before I get everything together.  Actually, I'm still learning how to create an ebook.  I will love sharing with you, though.
Anyway, I will be back soon and share these newest paint projects with you.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

Monday, July 14, 2014

PAINTING A BASEBALL WALL & TUTORIAL

A while back, I was asked to paint a baseball wall for a baby boy's room.
Since it's summer and the kids are home, I thought you might like to see this post and tutorial again.


This is a link to the original post and tutorial:


HAVE FUN!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

TURN A SMALL CHEST INTO A REALLY COOL BLACK KITCHEN ISLAND

My client showed me a little black chest in her hallway and told me she wanted to turn it into a kitchen island.
It didn't have this granite on it, just a black top.


She had the granite made for the little chest.
Of course, they moved the chest into the kitchen before they put the granite on it.  
Oh my goodness!!  
That granite was so heavy I couldn't even move it a tiny bit.


Then, she had a carpenter add these little feet to raise it to a comfortable height for working in the kitchen.  
She said she would be rolling dough on it.
In this picture, it looks messed up because I had just sanded it.


The back was very plain and she had the carpenter attach this trim and board, so it would stand out a little and give it more dimension.
These trim pieces really, really made it look special.
Then, she called me and I went over to paint it, just solid black.


The shape, the added feet and trim made it look so sharp in her kitchen.
Isn't it a cool piece, now??
Go find that piece of furniture in the garage that you can't find anybody to give it to and do something special to it.
Have fun designing your new piece!

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NICE PEOPLE HELP BABY BEARS CLIMB OUT OF DUMPSTER

These nice people lowered a ladder into a dumpster to help baby bears climb out.  


THANK YOU, NICE PEOPLE!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY TO YOU


JULY 4, 2014*****
(I'm proud to be an AMERICAN & tickled to death to be a TEXAN!!)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

DESIGNING & PAINTING A SKY CEILING MEDALLION MURAL & TUTORIAL

From time to time I paint store bought ceiling medallions for my clients. 
They go at the base of a chandelier or fan and always look so nice and really add a lot to the decor of a room.  They don't have to be painted.  They still look really nice if you leave them white or paint them your ceiling color.


But, I wanted something different for my dining room.
In the decorative trim pieces at Lowe's, I found some tiny wooden applique scrollies. 
 I bought a lot of them because I wasn't sure what I was going to do.


I decided I wanted a sky.  
I'm not finished because I'm going to paint birds in that sky, one of these days.
I taped some poster board together and started laying the pieces in the pattern that I thought would look good above my chandelier.
With a pencil I drew the outline of all of the pieces.  Then, I cut out my pattern and cut it in two pieces so I could place and tape it on the ceiling on either side of the chandelier.  It was a little tricky making sure it was straight (to the eye).
Then, I drew the outline of my pattern on the ceiling with a pencil.
I painted the scrollies metallic gold.
I took the pattern down and worked with one little scrollie at a time, placing it in the curves of my penciled in lines on the ceiling.  I put a little bit of glue on the back of each piece and nailed a tiny finish nail to hold it securely.
I love the way it turned out!
I really am going to work on it again one of these days and make the clouds look more like clouds and add some little birds.  When I finally get around to it, I'll share it with you.


This is, kind of, how it looks at night.
You could do this to your ceiling, (or wall as a bulletin board), and have your very own, unique design.
It doesn't have to be my shape.  
Your's could be round, long and thin or any shape you might design.
Hope you will share your pictures.
Have fun!

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