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Monday, January 14, 2019


This little table is seeing its second re-design.  I don't really know how long I've had this's been awhile.  It's such a cute little design that I moved it with us to our new house and painted it a color scheme that would match the new color palette.   Now that we've been in here 3+ years, it's time to let go.   You women know exactly what I mean.
This time, since it's moving to a "new home",  I re-painted it once again in the color scheme of that location.   I actually went with chalk paint this time around......and I love this color that I chose from the Behr collection.

I found a "before/after" photo of the original table as I purchased it, along with the first time I re-painted it.  It's fun looking at the transformations!

Typical of paint projects, I sanded off a good portion of the old paint scheme before I started painting it.   I used a variety of foam brushes to get the job done.

After three coats of paint, I added some off-white stenciling and a prussian blue accent at the base of the table legs.  I added a few prussian blue touches in/around the stenciling to tie the color in to the overall look.
The prussian
blue was one of the 2 oz. craft paint varieties that you find at Hobby Lobby.   I also opted to ditch the original knob and found a cute little white/grey knob at Hobby Lobby and brushed on a touch of the chalk paint to coordinate with the table color.   That's it!  I'm so glad that it will have a new home.  It's really in great shape, and the corner shape makes it truly unique!

Thursday, January 10, 2019


Agates have stolen my this Christmas I decided to gift some agate coasters to my daughter.  You can find these online; shop around since you'll find a wide range of prices, sizes, colors and quality out there.

I knew that I wanted to add a gold rim as a finishing touch and despite the fact you can find them out there with the finished rim,  I opted to DIY.  After all, I had several gold paint pens from another project and they would work just great.
When you shop around be sure to find the size that would work well for a coaster.  The 3-4" variety work really well.  Be aware since these are natural stones, they will be uniquely different.   To me that's what gives them so much character. 

As for adding the gold rim, there are several varieties of gold paint pens out there.  I got mine at Hobby Lobby.  I held the agate at the center of the stone, between my forefinger and thumb and spun the stone around slowly as I painted it.  Super easy! 

The color scheme is perfect for her house since her accent colors are navy and gold.  They look so pretty!