I wish I had gotten more.
What is Home Depot good for, you ask? Well, when your mom is deciding to paint her Urban Kitchen the color of a bar of chocolate and you fear it will make the room look like a cave, Home Depot is good for collecting color samples. Lots of color samples. I wish I had gotten more. However, mom was starting to give me an angry look when I started pulling green shades, when obviously that color was not going into her kitchen.
As I was pulling colors of Behr, I remembered that I could use some of the shades to make craft project. Shush. You know you’ve thought of it, too. It wasn’t like I was taking enough to make a wall mural, just enough to make a few card cut outs. You’ll see. I’ll be posting those soon.
Oh yeah, and in case you were as worried as I was about the kitchen color, I got her to brighten up the shade. I think we went with something called Mushroom Bisque. How appropriate for a kitchen color. Food on the wall prevails – savory over sweet.
It didn’t start off this cute. Believe me, it was a feat.
So, a while back I scavenged around a local antique shop in search of wooden items to paint. I found these wooden bowls and got them for $8 (all together, not each).
What a steal
But what I really wanted to do was paint these bowls. Was hoping to do some kind of pattern on the bowls, so I painted one all white first and let it dry. Then I put these stickers on them that was hoping would have the same effect as the LOVE painting I did. So I dabbed blue paint over the bowl.
Looks so innocent and perfect, right?
I let all that paint dry, pulled off the stickers, and…
What the heck? Are you kidding me??
The nerve of that paint! Messing up my wooden bowl. Argggg. (That’s like a cross between a pirate scowl and the sound I’d make if I ever jumped out of a plane – terrifying.) So I decided instead of getting mad, I painted it over. Through my frustration I decided to let that fully dry and put two pieces of tape on it, making a triangle. Then painted the inside white.
Maybe this will make it better…..
I let that dry, this time being way more patient… and Voila!
Added a layer of my Martha Stewart satin finish and it was all set.
See, not everything that is ruined can’t be fixed. Maybe that says something… hmmm.
September 22, 2012