I have been spending the past week and a half trying to get my yo-yo rug for the entryway completely finished and still have a bit to go. As a result, I don't have a home project to share this week or anything inspiring that I have seen on the internet. So, I decided to share something that my hubby and I have been enjoying together over the past week. We have an acquaintance that raises chickens and as a special surprise he generously gave us a dozen fresh eggs courtesy of his lovely chicken family. We have enjoyed french toast and omelets. I would have taken pictures of the food we made with our fresh eggs but the food never stayed on the plate long enough to be photographed! I did manage to clip a shot of the eggs after I had cleaned them and placed them in a recycled egg container. I mean the eggs could not have been any fresher- feathers, straw and all when we received them. Here they are nice and shiny in their new home!
I dedicate this week to those who so diligently work to provide better food choices to everyone!
Monday, May 9, 2011
I have reinvented our shabby cabinets, painted the walls, changed out the hardware, added some tiled art over the sink and made new window treatments. Our kitchen is beginning to come together more and more and I am getting excited. Don't get me wrong, there is still the ceiling to be finished, the backsplash to be completed, ceiling fans to be reinvented, and new flooring to be installed. . . AFTER I finish transforming our ugly, old faux butcher block countertops that is. I would love to be able to go and purchase Vetrazzo and have it installed as I sit back, sip on some lemonade and watch. Unfortunately, and fortunately ordering my dream countertops is not in the cards. This has made way for our uniquely wonderful faux granite countertops.
Here is before:
Here is before:
Here is after:
Pretty impressive, huh? How about if I tell you that this is all done with paint? AND with all the paint and supplies, it will only cost me a little over $40 to revamp all of our kitchen countertops. For the base primer and the clear topcoat I ordered supplies from Giani. For the colors, I just used all-purpose acrylic craft paint in the following colors: Antique White, Metallic Bronze, Earth Brown and Light Red Oxide. I applied the colors in layers using sea sponges. It will look even better once the clear topcoat is finished drying and the painters tape is removed.
I sure hope that others out there are having successful decorating adventures this week too!
Monday, May 2, 2011
Here is the dresser transformed into a stand for our lovely new television...
I removed the top three drawers and drawer tracks. I then used Olympic Paint color Black Magic mixed with Valspar metallic silver glaze. The picture does not really show the accuracy of the color-it came out looking gunmetal. I love it and can't wait to see what it looks like once the living room is painted green as planned.
Here is to a great week ahead!