Oh my I am a little late for this post so I apologize.....
but when I show you what I have been busy doing perhaps you will give me a pass.
So as you know
I LOVE COLOR....
and of course there is no better or quicker way to make a big impact than with paint.
I mean I love wallpaper.....
I love textiles.....
I love tile....
BUT OH MY DO
I LOVE PAINT!!!
The reason I love paint is because you can make such a
for such a small investment.
Yes painting can be scary but oh so rewarding.....and as my husband so fondly puts it......
it is only paint.....and heck if you don't like the color....you can
You should know you do not need to be a rocket scientist to paint.
Yes there are a few tricks that make things easier.....but honestly if you are willing to get some paint on your clothes and in your hair.......
you can do it!!!
I am going to show you two projects that I have ALMOST completed.
In these projects I used the following:
1 qt of Benjamin Moore Aura Color is : Caliente
1 qt of Benjamin Moore Aura Color is: Truffle
1 gallon of Benjamin Moore Aura Color is : Linen White
First up is my kitchen island. I found it at a consignment shop many years ago for $250.00.
It has a 4 inch solid maple top. The base is also made of solid maple. Over the years the base has yellowed and the solid maple top was in need of sanding.
Of course my husband volunteered (wink...wink) to sand the island for me and his little helper was right there in the thick of things.
That is such a weird angled shot....because the island looks so small....
it actually measures 30" wide by 48" long.
This is the top of the island before my husband sanded it.
This island is sanded and all ready for a little MAGIC!!
The first magical thing was applying Butcher Block Conditioner to that freshly sanded maple.
Yep then it was time to put that quart of Benjamin Moore Aura : Caliente to work.
Isn't that the most amazing RED you have ever seen!!!!
The paint has a built in primer....which SAVES so much time! It goes on like thick cream. Eggshell is my favorite sheen. In my opinion it has just the right amount of shine. I also use a foam roller and but on thin coats. I let each coat dry about two hours before re-coating.
SO.......I mean I had TWO HOURS......and TWO HOURS in my world is like FOREVER!!!!
So you can be sure I wasn't going to stand around and watch the paint dry....at least not this time.
I had this most awful guest bathroom.....I mean really it was
SAD and EMBARRASSING!!!
I am sure when the prior owner of the home picked this butterfly wallpaper in those lovely Mauve shades of the 80's it was right in style.....
but ugh 30 years later this wallpaper needed to
Bye bye Butterflies......hello Benjamin Moore Linen White and Caliente!!!
I painted the walls Linen White and the ceiling Caliente.
Now I couldn't just leave those walls Linen White.....that would be BORING!!! Plus I still had almost an hour before I could get back to my kitchen island.
Then I had a fabulous idea which involved
BLUE PAINTERS TAPE, A CARPENTERS LEVEL,
and some random
I have continued the stripes around the room. The red is the Caliente, the white is Linen White and the Taupe is called Truffle. It is a great color palette that took this bathroom from sad to
and that Kitchen Island from uninspired to
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT!!
I had a little more Truffle colored paint left and of course decided while
I was waiting for the stripes to dry
multiple coats of paint on the island to dry
heck why not add a couple of accent walls in the kitchen
I was definitely multitasking in the paint department......
so I hope you understand why I am a little late with this
and now you also know
WHY I LOVE PAINT!!!