Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Paint Samples

These were my painted wood samples using paint color Guord EB274 Eddie Bauer Home Valspar sample purchased at Lowes. One base coat of black to one sample and the other one base coat of brown allowed to dry. Each sample was coated with color gourd two coats. A light rubbing of heavy grit sandpaper around edges and scuffed here and there. Each sample was rubbed with a soft cloth soaked with Minwax Wood Sheen rubbing oil stain & finish until the desired color was reached. Rockie took me to Lowes for more wood sheen and paint samples last week. They told us they no longer sold the wood sheen oil based. We found water based wood sheen at walmart. Using the same sample paint as before but in colors Pear Eddied Bauer EB14-3 & Churchhill Hotel Navajo White. Sanded and rubbed with oil based or water based Wood Sheen. I liked sample D best but we need to find the oil base wood sheen. Picked up a roll of Allen Roth Paintable bead board wall paper at Lowes to use inside the open cabinets. Now to make the color decisions final have the wall paper put up and supplies gathered and someone to do the work. Reapinted a few small items for some change after Rockie removed them for me and later put them back up. Basket Before Basket After This next idea I got from Homespun Happenings Blog. Thanks Tammy. This gave our fans a fresh new look. I have been following Tammy's kitchen makeover. I'm sure you all would like it to. For now the paint samples and small projects has been all I have been able to get done. Each day continues to be a struggle for me. Sleep comes uneasily when it dose come I have been having nightmares and waking to my own screams. The nightmares started last Feb. and continued off and on til my sons death and have now returned over the past three weeks. There are some other situations adding to my stress or I should really say someone. Some days I need to shut the world away and just escape to my bedroom to rest or just sleep. Laken is working & Sam is still in public school. The school part is a little up in the air right now. Sam has been having problems since returning to public school. I was asked to make a decision soon as to continue with public school or return to school at home by the school guidance counselor. His grades have went real low from high in 2 subjects and going low in 2 other subjects. Thanks for keeping my family and I lifted in prayer. Blessings Til Next Time! Lara This was a project Lucas and I had started but never finished. I got it out of the shop thinking I could find a way to use it in the kitchen makeover. I have an idea already.

13 comments:

  1. Very nice and that wallpaper is cool. I've never seen it before.
    hard work ahead of you.

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  2. The fans look great! Thank you for the shout out. I am truly sorry for your loss and will pray for rest and wisdom for you.

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  3. Hi Lara, looks like a great project. I love that wallpaper. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God bless you.

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  5. Evening Lara, seem to having computer woes......love the fan blades, look great and the wallpaper, great job, Hugs Francine.

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  6. good for you girl; there's some creativity blooming within you. Your dear son would encourage and expect that. Just one day, one idea at a time. Maybe Sam needs to come home to school. You and he could work that out, I think. I like your fan! and you've got me curious about that nice sized wood project. Will look forward to more.

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  7. Hi Lara! I love the wallpaper and like you I think sample C or D is nicest.
    I really hope you enjoy using Lucas's wood project in your new makeover - that's so special.
    Praying for you all
    Christine

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  8. Oh I'm not a good one in picking out colors... literally takes me a year at least. I like your basket and ceiling fan makeover. Lots of work ahead of you but it will be worth it in the end.

    Always thinking about you Lara and praying for you~

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  9. WOW~ the basket and fan blades turned out great! I'm terrible at picking out paint colors... I have painted entire walls before and had to start over because the color was so bad. *haha*

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  10. Hi Lara. I like C myself. The fan looks great. I need to do something to mine. I hung some birthday ballons up on it with tape, and when I pulled them off the color came right off with it. It looks really bad. I can't wait to see what you are going to do the with project. -Steph-

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  11. Lara, I haven't visited you on here for awhile. I'm happy to see you are still here. Life is so difficult at times, it is hard to go on. I'm proud to see you are continuing on projects in your home, that is the best tribute you can give to Lucas, as he was your side kick in them. Maybe Sam needs to be home with you abit longer. He is suffering loss of Lucas and the life he has known too. Change needs to be slow, being sent to public school might be too much for Sam till next term. You are in my prayers, Dear. Day by day or hour by hour, that's all you need to do. Take care.

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  12. Lara. Post on here. Take a step. Just one small step. One foot in front of the other. Please. Are you taking belly breaths? You getting up in the morning? taking care of your son in this world and your lovely daughter? Looking to God and your own inner strength to move ahead. I know you are in tune with your Son in Heaven. Remembering. Mourning. I am bearing down and sending you all the positive thoughts I got. Sending Prayers and Positive Thoughts that you can start to heal and move forward. Nance

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