|I like how Arty echoes the color of the back of the bookcase.|
Today's post will be brief but I couldn't resist introducing you all to Arty! Isn't he lovely? A few weeks ago when Jacki & I were shopping for a client, I found a little something for myself. You may remember that I'm in the process of moving and paring down but still trying to infuse a little color without breaking the bank (or my marriage)!
Arty is beautiful and a guy that won't cause trouble in paradise (read: he cost $12). But, his original state left a little to be desired. This can only mean one thing...Jacki's about to get up close and personal with a can of paint. She's the crafty one remember?
Here's how it went down (according to J-Poov (that's her street name):
Poor Arty sat on my kitchen counter for a month before Catherine
I was in the middle of painting my front porch furniture and had paint all over me, so I brought Arty outside and gathered my supplies.
|This is what I needed, but of course I didn't have THIS color, so I had to mix.|
Oh, Arty, you are looking more "Tiffany Box Blue" and
So, I poured in some of the apple green paint I was using on my porch glider and mixed some more for the second coat.
Much better.Right about this time, my boys arrived home from school and they pounced on the opportunity to paint something. I handed over the brush to Ben and he covered a bit more than I would have, but I think it still looks good. (I would have left some spots of bare concrete showing.)
|Is that a PAINT DRIP? Uh oh, I hope |
And after a coat of spray gloss, here's Arty after his makeover:
|Isn't he lovely? I think he's perfect-o!|
I left cutie-Arty out in my driveway for Catherine to pick up. When I arrived home from dive practice with my family, there was a 10-31(crime in progress); a full-on
|Source: BHG.com. Snowball Bush Viburnum|
Begrudgingly, I cut some for her and sent her, Arty, and half of my Viburnum bush on their way.
|What was left of the Amazing Viburnum Snowball Bush blooms in my family room. She's lucky I didn't call the cops!|
Check out these other blue projects at The Dedicated House. We're also linking up with Liz Marie and Chic on a Shoestring today!
And, don't forget to enter our contest for a $50 Plow & Hearth gift card. The drawing closes at 5pm today and we will announce a winner on Monday! Enjoy your weekend!