Saturday, June 1, 2013

Project on the Horizon

Can you believe that May is over, and June is here? Mercy! I am not exactly sure when I started to sound like Mama and say that time flies as you get older....but I do sound like her! And, maybe that's a good thing.
 
Summer is just around the corner! So excited that this is the last week of school (although we have exams to study and stress over!!) for the kids in our district. Praise the Lord! I do have a few plans rolling around in my head for some summer projects. How about you all?
 
First on my list is to have a make-over. Not for me, even though I need one! No, I am thinking about the den. We have lived in this house for 7 years now, and I love it. I have also tried for 7 years to "heart" these dark wooden cabinets.
 
 Notice the lovely brass pulls-- circa 1980's---they will be going along with the dark color! I am thinking some fun and sassy pulls (maybe Hobby Lobby style!).

 When we moved here, we removed the front cabinets and painted the back wall yellow to brighten up this area. It helped a little bit...but not much.

We placed the mirror in front of the humongeous dark space to try and lighten it up a bit as well.
 
But y'all, it's still DARK!!
 
I just don't do dark. Sorry! I love bright, cheerful and clean color schemes. So, with that being said, I trucked on over to a fun store and spoke with some amazing and knowledgeable girls about
 
Chalk Paint!!!
 
Yes, sirree....I am taking the plunge. I am not going with Annie Sloan--it's a great paint from what I have heard. I am using one called Maison Blanche paint. It has a wider variety of colors from which to choose----and I am all about the colors. And, the wax is supposed to go on like butter! Having talked at length (I talked her ears off I am afraid!), sweet Debbie with
Painted Poppies, LLC has shown me a plan that I hope to implement soon....like really soon.  Like maybe next week if the clear wax comes in when it's supposed to. And my fingers are crossed.
 
So, sweet friends, what summertime projects do you foresee in the next few weeks? Other than sleeping in a bit!
 
Sweet blessings,
Susan


3 comments:

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

We've done a few, as you know. Love chalk paint, but couldn't afford it this go around. Right now, I'm working on an old door; going to use it as my desk, etc. when we get to our new home. I've ordered hairpin legs to put on once we arrive. I'll be sure and post about it on fb once we're done.

Have fun!

Jenna said...

First - I didn't know you had a blog. :) And second - I cannot wait to see how your cabinets turn out. Looks like a fun project!!

My name is Monica said...

Modern Made Vintage downtown has wax and she'll give you a quick run down on how to use everything, good luck!