Monday, October 26, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
My kitchen is large enough for the dark print and I love this little chicken vignette. I may need to go to a lighter shade of olive for the paint but with vaulted ceilings and so much light, I think this fabric is perfect. Now, do I do a cafe' style or just use this fabric for the valence and keep off white ones on the bottom? Maybe this on the valence, off white on the bottom with a band of this at the bottom of the curtain? I haven't purchased the fabric yet and I need some help making this decision!
Friday, October 2, 2009
You DO get what you paid for. I bought two cans of white paint (one is flat and one is glossy but in this regard it doesn’t make a difference). I paid a dollar for the can on the left and roughly $3 for the can on the right.
I have been trying to paint a couple of small faux pumpkins to go in an arrangement for my dining room table. I have painted them 4 times with the paint on the left which I will now refer to as “Crap Paint” (or CP) from WalMart. I used the Krylon which was left over from another project to paint a larger craft pumpkin. Two coats and it is perfect. With the CP I can still see orange coming through. I tried to put a coat of the Krylon over the CP but it bubbled up so I am guessing they are not compatible. I have 3 cans of CP and I don’t know what to do with them. I guess I can save them for freshening up my white wicker porch chairs next year.
This is what happens when you try to take the “cheap” route. Next time I will just pick up the Rustoleum which I already know I love and use that exclusively. Live and learn. (Why do I seem to learn EVERYTHING the hard way?!)