Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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.