"...In the dance of sun and water and sky. In the faces of the people who need us most and of the people we most need. In the smell of breakfast cooking on a charcoal fire. Who knows where we will find Him or whether we will recognize Him if we do? Who knows anything even approaching the truth of who He really was? But my prayer is that we will all of us find Him somewhere, somehow, and that He will give us something of his life to fill our emptiness, something of his light to drive back our dark"
-The Great Dance -Frederick Buechner

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Painting Mania

Alrighty, here are my newest painting adventures.  I am really poor on the before and after pics which sucks because I want to remember how everything looked before but I'm trying to get better.

First off our coffee table project.  I found a wood table stored away in Dads shed.  It had been there for about 2 or 3 years and had some bird poop and cob webs on it but after cleaning, sanding, priming and painting, here's what it looks like:

Colour: Benjamin Moore Blue Nose

I've never really been a fan of blue so I thought it was a pretty bold move for me.  After a tiny freak out after the first coat I've gotten used to it and I think it adds a lot of character to our fairly neutral living room.  

Next, we headed to the bathroom upstairs where I had picked out a reddish orange colour.  Again, really excited but i am a huge fan of neutrals so I was scared... especially because the wet paint looked a bit more bright orange than I hoped for.

Here's a few before shots of the bathroom colour (not the greatest pics, i know):

and here are some after shots... i LOVE this colour.  I'm trying to think of everything I could possibly paint this colour:)
Benjamin Moore "Rust"

I thought the colour matched the orangey red colour in the curtain so good which is what I wanted to happen.  The second pic you get a bit of an idea of how the colour looks with the countertop

and here's what these two were doing while I was taking pics of the finished projects... aren't they cute:)

1 comment:

Krista said...

I forgot to check out your bathroom before I left! Next time I'll see it right away! It looks awesome!