Good morning everyone !!!
Meet Nancy Nantucket :) - notice how the 2 Billy's are right by her side - I warned her and warned her to stay away from Ikea - but she's head strong this one. They're homely - she could have done soooo much
She's not quite finished - but thought I'd show you her progress so far ...............( they'll be a graphic added to her this weekend and some more distressing / white washing going on )
For those of you that missed it - this is how she looked originally -
For those of you that prefer wood - and can't stand it that people paint over it - let me warn you - this is
NOT the site for you unfortunately.
If it's going to cause you pain looking at these photos - I have a clear and precise solution - DON'T look at them ( oh if only I had the solution to all of life's problems so easily !!! )
Does that sound harsh?
I really don't mean it to - it's just that there's people that take this furniture painting thing so seriously ( not many at all - but there are some ) and jump on their soapbox about what a " sin " it is to cover wood -
I would never - and I mean NEVER - visit someone and go on and on about how lovely a piece would be if they just PAINTED it ..................to each his own. My " own " happens to be painting furniture :)
And there's so many other worthwhile causes to jump on a soapbox for ( I've been known to stand upon one myself from time to time - HERE - mine are ALWAYS worthwhile causes LMHO )
I was going for a beach look - so I painted her Paris Grey ( Annie Sloan ) - distressed her - and then did a
" dry brush " with white....................
This was being done last night - the night before a professional photographer was coming to take photos for the realtor......................
John says - WHAT ARE YOU DOING?????
John says - We spent a week getting the house just right - and now you're going to paint furniture in the entry way????
Suzan says - I'll be done - don't worry about it - I'll be done - even if I don't go to bed tonight
Which is exactly what I did - stayed up the entire night - and got " her done "
I'm still reading To Kill a Mocking Bird - I don't want it to end - even though of course I know how it ends after having read it 20 times - I get so lost in " Scout's " words that sometimes I have to put the book down
close my eyes and savor the last paragraph..................the trial has just begun and I'm about to enter my favorite part.
This is what's next on my reading list - waiting in the desk - under lock and key ( well under keys anyway )
The next piece of furniture I do will involve milk paint which I've been dying to try - hopefully next week!!!
For now I leave you with Nancy Nantucket
The Billy's are serenading her - Great - how am I going to explain THAT at the open house?
You didn't think I'd leave you with just a limerick now, did ya???
Have a great Thursday all :)
Update - I added lyrics to the drop leaf part - you can see them HERE
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