Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I have had an old can of pink paint in my basement for 2 1/2 years. It hasn't even been opened. I made the mistake of buying a bunch of paint for my house while it was being built. Lowes was having an awesome sale so I just loaded up. I vow to never do something like that again. It is so much easier to decorate a house after you are actually in the house because it's easier to take into account the lighting and relation to other rooms and important details like that. I didn't use a lot of what I had purchased. At least today I was able to use a bit! I found this old side table at a thrift store and fell in love. I was pretty bummed that it was missing part of it's leg. I was debating whether to buy it because I wasn't sure I could fake that piece. I opened up the drawer to test the glides and to my surprise...I found the missing piece! After some glue and clamp action I was ready to sand and paint. I decided to do the pink thing. I was wanting to try something I'd seen in a magazine that someone did with their kitchen cabinets. They painted the base coat and then just free-handed some white around the edges. It looked really cute so I thought I would try it out on something small and inexpensive. I like how this little piece turned out, but I'm not sure I would feel comfortable attempting it on a large scale project just yet. Maybe if I had better detail brushes.