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
I much prefer the now. For those of you who know me that comes as no surprise.