I love my job.
Painting furniture and signs.
Usually I am doing something custom.
So it is a real treat to take the time
to paint something for my home,
in the colors that I love.
And it's a love story ta boot.
A little TLC for this guy -
What?! no hope?!
I can see you in there,
you little beachy, cottagey, shabby, lovely.
There you are.
But your journey wasn't easy.
Ridding you of the wasp nests, mud, and cobwebs
meant a good "gut" cleaning
and spray paint under and inside.
Now for a real makeover
we gave you a new top - very trendy you know -
the planked board look.
Lath, at 29 cents a piece will be our wood of choice.
Then some Minwax Early American Stain.
And I know this breaks the rules
but I use a little acrylic Raw Sienna with it.
Now for some ironstone white milkpaint.
And to really make you cottage cute,
lets put a board across the bottom
with a textural basket.
wow, you are shaping up.
I could even love you like that.
(I think that's a song)
But I could really love you like this.
So let's go back
to the first
kiss brush stroke.
blending in white
Clear wax entire piece.
We're going to live happily ever after
(or until I get another paint makeover idea)
It's like he had a makeover
and now the girls are lining up.
But he's all mine.