Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Let's Go Pink

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.  

1 comment:

  1. I love it! You and I need to do two things together: 1) Go thrift store shopping! 2) You need to come to my house and tell me how to decorate the whole thing. Free reign. It's all yours. I'll even make you dinner. Or brownies. Or both.


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