Monday, May 28, 2012

To All Who Have Served...

Thank you.
Happy Memorial Day.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Weekend Warrior

The rug on my porch had seen
 better days…
It was screaming to be saved…
After much research…
not really, it all came down to do I dye it or do I paint it…
I decided to go with what I know best….
Paint!

Tape the outer edges and using a brush lay down the first coat of base color. 

Don’t worry about getting every nook and cranny.
Roll the second coat. Roll a third coat for extra coverage. 
 Let dry overnight.

Here comes the fun…
Tape out a design or use a stencil.
Paint the second color using the same techniques as the base coat. 

 Viola!

Couple of things to make your DIY project go smoothly— don’t paint on a windy day … make sure the forecast isn’t calling for rain… and use exterior semi-gloss paint, it will weather foot traffic, wine spills and mother nature.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Watercolor Challenge...


Watercolors are my nemesis...
Dee and Deb create beautiful watercolors.
Me, not so much.
Too much paint, too little water, too much water, too little paint.
You get the idea.
But that is all about to change.
 Thanks to my
Watercolor Challenge!
Twenty minutes,
everyday,
for thirty days,
I will play
with watercolors.
No plan.
No pressure.
Just an open mind
 and
willingness to let it happen.



 
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