Ok, so I really stink these past 2 months with DIY. My energy & focus has been off & I’m one craft fail after another. Heck, it’s taken me an extra week just to focus & finalize this blog post :-/. May & June were GREAT & then everything went down hill a bit from there. I LOVE working with the fabulous brands of our Fab Flippin Furniture Contest so let me at least show you what I’m trying to work on now.
I have this guest room furniture that has a unique color that I have loved but I know it’s time to change it up & make that room cozier for my folks that stay with us a few times a year.
Here’s what I painted a few years ago:
It was an oops paint & I love that this unique color, whatever the name it was, found it’s way to our home. But, I believe I need to change it up or “Class It Up” for my parents now 🙂 They deserve it! 🙂
So I chose 3 different color Old Fashion Milk Paints for my July project. I had high hopes I was going to paint a big kitchen storage cabinet. Well July came & went & of course that didn’t happen. So we are now in August & the 3 colors could have worked for these dressers. I chose Federal Blue, Pitch Black & Slate.
Here’s a link their beautiful color palettes: http://www.milkpaint.com/color.html
At first I wanted to paint them Pitch Black & mixed it up, time ran out that morning & I didn’t do it. Then I changed my mind, mixed up Slate & started painting with my daughter.
I cleaned up the smaller dresser, sanded it down so the paint could adhere better & we started painting. I don’t know what I did wrong, but it came out crackled & some of the milk paint was still chunky. It’s not them it’s totally me! I’ll give this paint another try when I have time to concentrate on it more. I’ll post when I do so everyone can see the better results you can get than my first time mistakes with it.
So August was sponsored by D Lawless Hardware. I can’t say enough about this wonderful company & what they have to offer for your hardware needs. But sigh… again I think I chose the wrong hardware. I went a safe route & I kind of don’t like them. They are a beautiful set, but I’d like to get something a little more different.
I’ll post links in a new blog post to colors combos & hardware that everyone can help me decide on from these AWESOME companies. I’d love to do all of this during September. My ultimate goal for a lot of projects around the house is mid October. My folks will be coming up & I’d like to finally have some fun & “homey” like decor around here for them. Obviously I’d like to do it for the 3 of us too, but adding a solid deadline makes this a heck of a lot better to finally Get Things Done Around Here! 😀
Let’s make this room something that will blow my mom’s size 4 1/2 sandals off! 😀
I’d love for you to stop by & see the incredible projects that came out of the Fab Furniture Flips again.
Stop by 58 Water Street & be sure to vote for your Favorite Fab Flip! Every month there are SO many great choices it’s so hard to choose!
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So starting next week I’m looking forward to starting new projects & adding new ideas to NutMeg Creative Cafe. I hope everyone had a fab summer!!