Thursday, November 18, 2010

Saving a trip

Many times I run to Home Depot with one thing in mind. Paint Swatches. I plan to go there, pick some colors, come home. I tape the swatch to the wall, hold it up to everything. Making sure it is the right color. Then I decide there is too much green in that blue, so I go back, get more swatches and come home and test them out again. Plus, OF COURSE, while I am there for "just a paint swatch" I buy other stuff.

So about 2 months ago, I sat at the home depot. I took ONE of EVERY SINGLE Behr Ultra Primer Paint in one. It took about 45 minutes. Then I came home and broke them into groups based on colors or undertones, warm, cool, you get the idea.

Can I say WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!?! I Love having every color right here at home. When I get to have them at home, it seems like I have had lots of people borrow the. But I share well, so it's okay. But seriously. Every crafter/home refinisher/ woman should have one of these.

I took this picture of them fresh after I put them on rings, I think I have decided a cute and functional way to store them and stay cute at the same time... working on it...


Still Here!

I'm still here, just busy! I am 4 FEET away from a finished Kitchen!!! HOORAY!!! In the meantime I have made plenty, but will just post 1 at a time, I suppose.

My sons school teacher got married. I am getting over so much vinyl, some is okay and fun, but I don't want everything to be in vinyl. So I have started painting more. At first I would paint, then put vinyl, paint over the vinyl then peel it off. But this one, I actually painted without vinyl. Just me, the board, paint and a nice (NICE) brush... She loved it. She has it on a stand on her fireplace mantle.

I aged it a LOT. She had said once she liked old vintage looking signs. So that was what I wanted it to feel like.