Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Back to Paintin’

Here I am sitting back in my recliner, now in my bedroom instead of by the wood stove (as it was in the winter) listening to the hum of the fan drawing in the refreshing cool evening air.  I have wood glue in my hair and my fingers are dotted with paint that refuses to come off without extensive scrubbing. 

It has been a good day!  Lovely upper 80 degree temps for the highs and nearly 60 degrees for the lows.  I spent most of the day painting.  Remember my chairs I did my comparison of Rustoleum and Chalk paint on??  (click on the photo to go to that post)


Well, after painting on some special order signs I was able to finally get back to them.  Looking at the chairs closely I noticed the Chalk paint chair had started to crackle.  I love the crackle finish so I decided to go ahead and finish them in the Chalk paint.  I have gotten the same effect with Old Fashioned Milk paint,  it reacts with the old finish and crackles so nicely!


As I was painting I noticed some loose joints so I glued those (leaning over to clamp them I drug my hair thru the glue and tried to clean it all out but missed some as I found out when I tried to brush my hair later) and continued painting.  I worked on the seats as well.  I was inspired by this post by Christy Repasy, Drool worthy Painted Chair.

I have been a fan of hers for years and can only dream about painting roses as beautifully as she. (I would dearly love to take one of her classes).  Anyways, I have put off working on these chairs since I was stumped as to which direction I wanted to go with them and now I know.  So we shall see how it works out. 

In all our moving I have come across a saw I painted 10 years ago.   A snowy little country cabin.  Not a very good picture maybe I shall take another in the early morning when the lighting is better. 


I have some more garden shots to share with you but I will save that for another day.  My garden is in the height of  it’s glory and I spend every spare moment I can out there. 

Just the walk to the chicken pen is a treat.


remember what it looked like in March?    Shudder!


And the greenhouse…then




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  1. What a great little find! I can't wait to see what else you do! Come see the Charlotte doll!

  2. Cute chairs! Thanks for linking to Share the Love Wednesday. Hope you'll be back this week!


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