Friday, December 16, 2011
1. Pick up fine gage sandpaper, cheesecloth, primer and the color you wish to paint it.
2. Sand it until it feels smooth, making sure to go along the edges really good. On this table in particular, they had distressed it with a very rough sandpaper, so it took a LONG time for me to get it to where I wanted to paint it. I actually ended up temporarily turning my hands surf blue, so you might want to do the sanding outside if it is a color.
3. Next I used the cheesecloth to go over the piece to pick up what I had sanded off. This also took some time and many packages of cheesecloth.
4. Prime the piece. You may not need to if you don't have such a bright color, but I didn't want to have to redo the project, so it was better safe than sorry.
5. Paint it and voila!
Thursday, December 15, 2011
This is one of my favorite times of years to decorate my place. I picked up some vintage Christmas decorations at Red in Fredericksburg and vintage-inspired ornaments at Hobby Lobby. But, I think my favorite part this year is my Topo Chico water bottle with dried Craspedia yellow flowers. The one thing I have't found this year is Christmas cactus!
|Vintage santa chalk and Topo Chico|
|My vintage-looking birds|
|Vintage reindeer, santa and a tree|
|A Charlie Brown Christmas?|
Friday, December 9, 2011
Pantone announced the color of the year for 2012, Tangerine Tango or Pantone 17-1463, and I couldn’t be happier. If you aren’t familiar with Pantone, they set the standard on color matching system across the board, which used by graphic designers and home decorators alike. So, if a designer uses a specific color and sends a brochure, for example, to print, utilizing specific Pantone colors ensures your color will turn out exactly as you would like it to. So back to tangerine or any variety of orange. My love affair with the color might have begun as recently as the movie I am Love. Her light tangerine-colored pants mixed with a cool blue chambray top literally made me drool. Such a beautiful mix. Of course, her wardrobe throughout was incredible. Here are some of my favorite “orange” picks:
|Tilda Swinton in I am Love|
|J Crew Dodo Case for iPad|
|Pantone 17-1463 Wall Color|