Saturday, November 30, 2013

reason number ...9

 get to do silly and creative stuff like this


no brass was polished making this strip and only one cracker broken.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Top ten reasons to vote for me...

Number 10


Vote daily please

To give David something to do when I work evenings. Left on his own it is all about the Legos.
Surfing Kijiji, ebay, and craigslist, not to mention flyers, online ads, cross border shopping leads to this.......

Monday, November 25, 2013

Santa, all I want for a to win.....

This contest.

Please please vote for this Entry. My beautiful daughter Heather and her son Lynkin. He is the sweetest thing in my life. People always told me how special grandchildren are and I thought sure. But man o man I get it now. Pure utter sweet joy is what he brings to my life.

I have promised to paint her some furniture.
How is someone supposed to choose a paint colour. It took my 50 years to Choose a favourite colour. Yup, drum room please, pea soup green. No wonder my first can of ASCP was Antibes Green. I love working with Annie Sloan Chalk paint. I love her commitment to small entrepreneurs.

I want them all.   Thank you.

Painting in progress

I read the instructions on the can, in the book and started.
I used two light coats and had this brilliant green. Then applied the clear wax, using a stencil brush with bristles about 1/2" in diameter.
You can see how it gets toned down when the dark wax is applied. Lots of "wax on, wax off".
He it is all painted and waxed. Love how the colour turned out. But not sure if there is too much dark wax.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

First Annie Sloan piece almost done

I had two Annie Sloan Books, her paint from The Melon Patch wax from The Painted Bench in Hamilton  in Hamilton. The colour you ask, Antibes Green What to paint? How about these?

I picked these up at Value Village for $6.99 each. Very solid, heavy even, with interesting detail. Made in Canada by the Lafontaine (1962) Inc Co. 
No sanding the top was nasty looking quite smooth. I did give it a good clean. Even I know not to paint over dust.
Check in tomorrow for the after.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Flooring or florring

Yup I meant florring.
As in FLor. I've seen them used many times by Candace Olsen. squares almost 20x20" in an incredible array of colour, pattern, stripes and costs. They are hard wearing, hopefully super hard wearing.
I choose this fine stripe for the entrance way.

And this pattern for the livingroom area. The sofa is a solid turquoise colour and the chair is a tone on tone sort of velvety paisley that reads as a solid. I needed some pattern. Well this is more than some patterndiv>

I love it.