There is nothing I like more than finding something old that is badly in need of a little love ... especially if it can be a new functional piece of furniture in my house!! Last Christmas we got a new - bigger -TV for our bedroom. Since then I've been looking for just the right piece to serve as theTV stand. I had a few requirements ... it had to have completely straight lines - the top could not overhang the sides. It had to be between 50" and 60". Fortunately, I found just the right thing!
I used my Caromal Colours paints and mixed to make a custom color turquoise - then 'washed' it with a darker teal glaze. I painted the hardware too - I didnt want it to stand out. I used elements from an 'all over wall stencil' and just picked the parts I liked best. I wanted the white to be a 'whisper' and not appear too bold. I'm really happy with the results. This was an inexpensive IKEA cabinet and a thrift store dresser. I painted a the IKEA pieces before I assembled it -- much easier! One more probject DONE!!
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
November Fall Fun ....
At The Beach !!
Ros and I always have a great time with each other
and all our painting friends.
The beginning of November every year --
you will find me AT THE BEACH with Ros Stallcup.
Ever since 2008 I have had the good fortune to host a week with Ros in Virginia Beach.
What a great place to be with a great teacher!
Ros brings her happy smile to every class --
and she sets the tone for a great week!
We love getting a little surprise! A gift for everyone --
just to let you know how much we love having you with us ..
Friends from North Carolina --- get some fun time together painting
At The Beach ...
Here Mother and Daughters get to have a whole week together -
painting, laughing - and smiling for the camera !!
The NJ girls paint beautifully
and had a great time together in VA Beach!
Everyone is having a great time together --
and Ros is lending her helping hand to our projects!!
Wonder what it could be?
Our lovely Canadian girls bring fresh air and smiles to our class -
we love spending the week with them !
New faces and old friends alike, we have a great group At The Beach!
The lessons are fun, the projects are beautiful -
and the friendships are priceless!
Green was definitely the color of the week --
from shirts to glitter to special meanings!!
and weather nice enough for a photo in front of the ocean!! Love it!!