Baby Bee is turning into a great little furniture painter. We enjoyed our time together and she so wanted to make me proud of her work. (Which she did.) We talked about other pieces of furniture we could paint. She wanted to start on those today but I have to get some grading done, so they will have to wait.
I know I said I was painting my china cabinet last weekend, but it was just too stinkin' hot! This weekend was perfect painting weather - high 80s/low 90s. I have a great workspace in my backyard. There is so much shade that if a spot gets sunny, I can just move to another shady spot to keep on working.
So, we got it painted. It has taken all weekend because the inside needed 4 - yes, I said 4 - coats of white paint. I started with the quart I bought at Lowes. It was a Valspar primer/paint combination. Not impressed with it. I pulled out my go-to Behr white with primer from Home Depot and it did a fantastic job! (Just like it has on several other projects.) And no, Home Depot is not paying me to say that. But when I find similar products and one seems to work A LOT better than the other then I have to say something.
But I'm not quite done with it yet. I'm taking a page from Miss Mustard Seed and I'm going to distress it and antique it. I have to wait for the paint to really cure before I can take on this step.
So our dining room will continue to look like a dish store threw up all over it.
For those of you with a weak stomach, you might not want to read the rest of this post.......
The pictures are quite disturbing.
Dining room table.....there will be no dining here for awhile.
Top of buffet....there will be no buffeting here.
Top of long bookcase.....there will be no bookcasing here.
The good thing is I've gone through everything and figured out what I really want to keep and what I am willing to part with. I've decided to try selling some of my things on ebay. Some of it will be Southern Living at Home products from when I used to sell for them and some will be vintage pieces.
For those of you that stuck around through the dish gore, I have a pretty picture to leave you with.....
a sneak peek of the gorgeous quilt Worker Bee's Aunt Mary made for us.
Don't worry - this beauty deserves a post all to herself.
Thanks for buzzin' by today. Always a delight to see you!
I hope you can come back soon to see the china cabinet all finished. And I hate to be a tease (not really, I live for teasing), but I'm putting together a special giveaway for my birthday and my first blogthday!
Hope you can come back for a visit!