Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Softer Look At

This morning, we are getting our first heavy snowfall. Cotton balls are falling from the sky and the trees are dressed in fluffy white.There's a quiet hush over everything.




The first coat of black went on the countertops yesterday and I snuck a light dusting of lime onto the stripe section just so I could envision where things are going. In the right direction. When I add grey grout lines, it'll all come together.




This is the view of the kitchen from "my" chair across the room. When the island was black, I was looking at a blob. This way, it'll be white with black stools in front and a softer look at. Today, I'll put a second coat of white on the island, a second coat of black on the countertops, and then wait for Howard to come home and help me screw the countertop to the island - which will require clamps - before I start painting the top of it. I'm eager to see what the metallic paint will do.

Talk soon - Myrna

Grateful - second coats

If you're feeling blue, try painting yourself a different color.
- Hannah Cheatem, age 8

6 comments:

  1. It's looking great, Myrna. Very you. I'm a wee bit jealous of the snow. But there might be some in our forecast early next week.

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    1. LOL - considering all the slipping and sliding that went on today and the fender benders and how much worse the driving in snow is where you live, you might want to "worship" from afar.

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  2. LOVE the lime green striping in the tile. And I'm still amazed that one can actually paint a countertop. That kitchen is really coming together!

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    1. Me too - love the lime. Well... I've heard one can paint a countertop and I have painted mine but time will tell if it's liveable. It's at least a temporary solution until the day we can afford something different. Way more me as my friend Francine said.

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  3. With all your painting, changing colors, etc. I'm reminded a bit of my mother. She painted a lot, but all in the same color parchment beige. We kidded her often telling her that the square footage of each room was definitely smaller after all the years of painting and number of coats on the walls. I used to paint more, but not so much any more............Hope it comes out as you envisioned. Snow? It will be mid 70's here today, but we had a dusting of snow for about 4 hours a week or so ago--so unusual for us in N Central Texas.

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    1. OH - I can't imagine painting beige over beige. I love changing colors and creating a new look/feel. It's like my walls need to evolve when I evolve. So far, it's looking like I hoped. The grey grout will finish it off. We have a LOT of snow. It's hard to imagine sunshine and heat looking out my window.

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