Friday, May 23, 2008

A WEEK?!

Has it really been that long?? To tell you the truth, I really haven't even been on the computer much this week. Lonnie has been gone to another {yes, I said another} conference! That means I've been home alone with all four of my kidlets! And can I tell you that no one {and I do mean no one} was very cooperative this week! They just about drove me crazy!
To tell you the truth, I never paint {canvases that is} in front of my kids. I really try to do "work" when they are asleep or I have someone here to watch them. For the most part I really do try to spend quality time with them {"try" I said!}
Well, since Lonnie wasn't at home AND I was going crazy - I decided to paint some furniture {which is my favorite thing in the world - a true passion for me!} And guess what I worked on?
I'm sure by now you guess it! I really lucked out and actually had red, blue and green paint laying around! Red for that front door I wanted at the old house {never got it, went with a full view door instead!} - but I used red on my red shelf! Blue for the boys' ceilings in the old house - it was a great look with taupe walls! And the green is for another project I might just get started on next! I actually had to buy the yellow paint! So, I used Latex paint on all them - the yellow paint was spray paint - BUT the latex kind! I then took sand paper to them after they dried, rubbed them down with a light stain color and they are now waiting for a couple of coats of poly!
Didn't they turn out way toooo cute? Well, I think so!! I decided this route because I had the paint - with all the ideas in my head, with all the fantastic ideas you all gave me - I went this route ONLY because I had so much paint left over from other projects! And I think I'm going to stain the table - I know, I know - I said I didn't want to - but all the colors with the chairs really need to be anchored with a stained table!
I really hated lifting this idea from Pottery Barn Kids. I say lifted, because the colors are not exact - sooooo, I don't feel like I copied toooo much! Actually, I really like my color choices better! Of course they match perfectly! When I get the boys' room complete, I will definitely post a picture!

If anyone wants to know specific color names - just let me know!!

11 comments:

Jenny said...

hey turned out SOOOOO cute! Great job!

Scary Mommy said...

Love these! You are totally inspiring me. :)

Denise F said...

Wow, those turned out great!!

Stephanie said...

they turned out really cute! I love the distressed look done by sanding them. Great job!

Tutta la Storia said...

These are so adorable! James was basically hanging around my neck all week while I tried and worked--he definitely equates my computer/office with his mom being UNAVAILABLE.

Jenn said...

sooo flipin' cute!

Susan said...

They look great!!

Staci said...

You are very talented....im staci...nice to meet ya!!

Rach said...

oooh they turned out looking awesome!

chriskauf said...

so cute, I love your paint jobs.

Crazy Daisy said...

SO adorable!