~PRIMED and PAINTED~
Zinsser (Primer) and Cottage White Paint (Behr)
I hope you all are having a great hump day! I'm enjoying my time off from work (although what I do never truly seems like work to me!) and have loved doing a few things around my home just for pleasure.
~OFF COMES THE TAPE~
This morning I'm going to show you where I am in the makeover process of the Telephone Chalkboard Sign I showed you yesterday. If you missed that post you can click on the highlighted link above to check it out!
Love The Aging Process
Early yesterday morning I painted out the Chalkboard Frame with my favorite Cottage White Paint. Because I was covering red pigment paint I decided to add a tiny bit of primer in with my paint for the final coat (I gave it three). Since the primer is white it only lightened my cottage white paint a tiny little bit and I love how it came out! Try this if you are having trouble with your favorite paint covering a darker ground.
~USING PAPER PATTERNS~
Several years ago I started using original paper patterns for my roses because once drawn they can be reduced in size or made larger to accommodate most any project. They can also be printed out in mirror image and that is what I plan to do on the chalkboard header.
I'm not using the word "PARIS" on the Chalkboard! I just needed to find the right size for the lettering and to decide on the font I wanted to use... So I tucked a previously printed pattern into the opening (it's too tall and not wide enough for the framed space...also the font is all wrong!). I STILL haven't settled on what to paint in the opening~ I may wait until the roses are painted and see if something special speaks to me....
~NO "PARIS" HERE~
She's looking good so far and I can't wait to finish her up and hang her in place. I rarely paint items for myself anymore so I'm very excited about doing the artwork on this one!
Just before Christmas one of my precious blogger friends sent my Miss K a little book called "What are Little Girls Made Of?" and a little something extra (thank you, Julie Marie). I had her read it to me but not before snapping the picture you see above...
When I was in third grade (just like Miss K is now) my father bought me a little potholder kit. I gave one to my daughter, Adrienne, when she was about the same age and for Christmas I bought one for Miss K as well. While my guy was ripping up tile flooring last Saturday my Miss K sat in front of my coffee table and created away! I loved watching her! Brought back the sweetest memories of my own childhood and that of my AdrieGirl...
Half way through making potholder #1 (she made 4) Miss K's sweater came off! Our extra warm temps last Saturday made for a glorious day! And just like my momma had to help me and I helped Adrienne, Miss K needed some extra assistance in 'chaining' the loops together once the weaving was done... Seeing her make and design something with her own hands made me smile big! I will treasure that potholder for always.
Love to you...