Monday, October 31, 2011

A Vintage Glider Makeover

BEFORE You might remember when I posted about this awesome 1940's glider that I found last month. I took a poll asking for color votes and red won. I love how she looks in red!

First I pressure washed it to get any loose paint off, then I primed it with two coats of Rustoleum automobile primer which was tinted to go under red. Then I sprayed it with 2 coats of Rustoleum Regal Red. Red spray paint can be tricky and sometimes come out too bright, but this color is a very pretty red I think.

I added some pillows, a quilt and some pumpkins for a night around the fire.

This is a cozy little sitting area out back and we have already used it a lot with the beautiful fall weather. Now there is lots of seating for roasting some yummy smores on a chilly night.

So, what do you think about her new color?

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Country Living Fair

I went to the Country Living Fair again this year and this time I brought my favorite little shopping partner with me. It was a beautiful day and once again, the vendors did not dissapoint. So much eye candy...enjoy the pics.

these numbers are on my wish list.

I have to make this sign!

I met the owner of French Laundry, Debbie Jones. I just LOVE her fabrics and her products. I would have a whole housefull of it if I could. I bought the bag I am wearing with the horse on it. It's hard to see here, but so cute!

So inspiring!

Saw this a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e vintage camper. I must have one someday!

Check out how cozy the inside is.

and the sweet little kitchen. What a perfect way to camp!

I'll share more of my finds from the Country Living Fair soon. One of them is going to be another light fixture that hubby needs to hang. That is 2 on his "to do" list now...He loves having a list :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Let there be Stripes!

If you read my little ole blog semi-regularly, you might remember me doing a post on stripes a little while back. I have been envisioning some stripes in my hallway for sometime, then I finally got around to making it happen.

I love the way the stripes added such depth to this entryway.

Now my hall is much smaller than her entryway, so I decided to do more muted, wider stripes. First I painted the whole hall one color. I chose Panda White by SW. I already had the color because I had painted my kitchen that color and decided against it. Don't ya love when that happens?

I then measured the wall from top to bottom and I decided on 13 inch stripes so that gave me 8 stripes. The top and bottom stripes came out a little bigger because the measurement was not exact. I measured and taped it off. This was the longest part of the process! It made it longer when my little angel would tear off the tape when he went by on it on the way to his room. That did not make for a happy momma!

After it was taped, I used this foam roller to paint the contrasting color every other stripe. I used a shade darker than the base color, Wool Skein by SW. I had this color from the Living Room. I wished I had bought the wider foam roller for faster painting. So, if you decide to do this, then get the bigger one.

After two coats of paint and cutting in on the edges, ta-da! Here is the finished product and a very excited girl! I took the tape off while it was still wet because I couldn't wait to see it. At least I have one in the house who appreciates my crazy decorating whims.

The stripes are just what this hallway needed. It had been calling out for some character since we moved in. I am going to do a gallery wall here using old windows in different colors. Stay tuned for that upcoming project.

I feel like the hall became twice as long. Love it!

Next up, a DIY light fixture to replace the old brass ceiling light up there. I did not get a picture of it. More to come...