HAPPILY EVER AFTER

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Sunday, January 13, 2013

LEFT-OVER PAINT....NEVER IN BLH

Did anyone ever think that the Annie Sloan Chalk paints that were left over would just sit in the cans??

NEVER!

We had quite a lot left of our third can of  French Linen and even more from the one can of Graphite.  You don't use much paint.  It is a little expensive as far as the price of paint goes, but when you consider how far it goes, it makes the original outlay not bad at all!

It didn't take long for the two of us to figure out what we would "paint".  Of course, first we decided on the IKEA cabinet in the Laundry Room.  We planned to do that, then with what was left,  tackle the five IKEA cabinets we put in the Master Bedroom closet.  Then MC, because he is so smart, said we better do the closet cabinets first and then, do the laundry cabinet!!  He didn't think we had enough paint to do both.  and.......he was correct!

The Laundry Room is back on our Waiting List!

I'm not going to reveal all the dirty details of this project!  It did have it's ups and downs!!!  We have been working on this for about a week.  First MC painted all five cabinets with the Graphite, two coats.  I then put on the clear wax, it was terrible.  So. I then applied the dark wax.  Now it looked GHASTLY!  What to do?  After a few more attempts at this and that, and wasting some paint.... MC mixed the paints that were left.  We weren't sure if we had enough to do all five of the cabinets

 I had an Epiphany.

 Keep the frame in the Graphite and redo just the doors with the mixed paint! 

MC agreed that it just might work!!!  We "might" have enough paint to give it a go!

WE DID

WE NOW HAVE:

 A DAB OF GRAPHITE....he saved some before the mixing...for touch ups.

and

A SMIDGEN OF THE MIXED....we bought a small sample can of the French Linen,  that we still have, if ever needed!!!

We added  JEWELRY to the space. Had to have some BLING!

Remember the CROWN OVER THE THRONE?




Well it's gone!!!  :(

A little DRUM ROLL PLEASE:

Before


AFTER



The proper decor for our BLH Master Closet

You never know?  Maybe the Laundry Room will be next???  But then...........