Thursday, July 19, 2012

Painting in more ways than one

This is the shelf that I painted with ASCP Duck Egg Blue this week. The first coat would have been okay esp. if I wanted it distressed. I did paint another coat. Now I need to wax and sand it to distress it. Loved the paint and love the color. So easy to use.
The whole shelf, sideways, he he.
Here is the before picture. It was from Calico Cottage like the other piece I painted recently.
I went to see my friend Kathie yesterday. She was my cousins' best friend. We always got together for Jo's birthday and other times as well. She is so talented. She quilts, paints, and makes jewelry. I had mentioned I'd love to have something she painted. She pulled out several paintings. I chose the cherries because it reminded me of ME.
I choose this one just because I loved it. She had some paintings of people that were unbelievable.
She also helped me fix a couple pieces of jewelry that I had tried to make. She gave me a beautiful necklace as well. We went to a cute little retro place to eat lunch. I didn't see the incline in the carpet and fell. I am fine but I was embarrassed to say the least.
We have had some rain today. It seemed to just be raining around us but we actually got 1/2 of an inch. We need more but every little bit helps.
Hope you all have a wonderful week-end.

24 comments:

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I still have tried the Annie Sloan chalk paint. I am going to get my blogging license taken away, LOL. I like your shelf Debby and wow your cousin's friend can paint!

NanaDiana said...

Glad you like the ASCP-Your piece looks really great! I also love those pretty paintings. LOVE the cherry one and the cheery window with plants one, too. Glad you had a fun day-even if you did end up a little red-faced- xo Diana

Olive Cooper said...

Debby the cherry painting is stunning. I must be the only person on the planet who has not used chalk paint. Your piece is pretty in blue. hugs, olive

Kimberly said...

I love the cherry painting. I think it is YOU! where are you going to put it?

Sue said...

Debby- the duck egg looks great on that shelf. I didn't realize it was going to be such a large piece! So what are you painting and bringing down for our seminar? I sure hope it will be in the Arles! Be careful- I thought I was the only klutz. XO Sue

laurie said...

the shelf looks great! Beautiful color, your friend is very talented, I love them both but the window is my fav for sure.

Gina said...

Your shelf looks great and I love the color! The paintings you chose are beautiful.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Love the color! You like that paint I take it...hmm...I keep thinking about buying some.
Nice cherry picture that your friend painted for you!
Thanks for thinking/praying for me with my kidney stone.
Weekend is coming!
Deb

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Falling down over something like that is what I would do...hope you are fine now.

Love the ASCP especially that color...but you probably already konw that, it's all over my blog.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

What nice paintings your friend does. The cherry one is so great.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

The Duck Egg Blue color is great! And so are the cherries! Your friend is very talented. :)
Have a great day Debby!
Erica

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Debby, You survived the fall then die of embarrassment ! We've all been there. Glad that you are alright. Just love the color you choose of the ascp. Your project is looking great. Having talented friends is great. You did mean Mary Englebrieght...life is just a chair of bowlies, right? Have a great weekend. Love, Penny

Shirley said...

Hi Debby, It is always embarrassing when we do something in front of people. We have all done it one time or another. How is the stiff neck doing? Better I hope. I don't know which painting I like the best because I like them both. I am glad you had fun with your family. I will pray that your son is safe. My family keeps after me about how much I drink and all they said they couldn't have both of us sick. Have a great weekend and I would love to have some of your rain. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

Nan said...

I like your color choice and those cherries are wonderful!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You've done a great job on your shelf. I love the color, Debby.
I've fallen in public. It's a horrible feeling..just horrible. I don't blame you for being embarrassed! I I hope your neck gets better fast. Wonder if you slept wrong or something.
Hugs,
Mona

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very nice, Debby! Do you have your piece yet for the workshop? I thought I did, but then I finished it! : ) I will have to make sure I have something ready.

Creative Breathing said...

Oh Debby, I will keep your son in my prayers that the trauma of this event will not harm him. I know how worried you must be.
Thanks for the vote of confidence. BOY was I hoping for one of those 100* days! We would not be going then. Sigh! We will sit together and be ignored all day and then I will come home and craft as I watch tv. The picnic is at one pilot's home on Buckeye Lake (such an unusual lake) The drive is so beautiful, that I will look forward to! PS Love your shelf!!! I have often thought of buying one at the Goodwill but didn't like the brown color. Inspiration found here! E

Lynn said...

Hi Debbie,
I saw your comment on E's post and just wanted to tell you that I am praying for your son and the rest of the officers and all the families that were affected by this gunman and his reign of terror early Friday morning. My heart goes out to these people.
Just wanted you to know that I saw the comment and wanted you to know that other people are praying for you and your family.
Hugs,
Lynn from Life on the Wienee Ranch blog

Susie Q said...

The color is so wonderful Debby! I love it and he cherry painting is so sweet! Perfect!
Thinking about you an wishing I could see you, an all the Ohio ladies, soon! Miss you all!
Love,
Sue

Susie said...

Debby, You did fine with your shelves. I did wonder if your family was anywhere near the shootings. I am glad they are safe. Smiles, Susie

Polly said...

shelf looks great Debby! I might need to break down and buy some of that paint! that cherry painting is darling!! hope all is well!

Grammy Goodwill said...

Oh, my goodness. I'm glad you're okay from your fall. I find myself being so cautious anymore about things like that. I love your shelf. You did a great job.

bj said...

Great shelf...great job on it, too. :)

I've not used AS paint yet...I am always the last cookie in the sack.
xo bj

Art and Sand said...

I just bought old white ASCP and will start painting a cabinet tomorrow. I did not use the wax on the first 2 projects I did. If I like the wax on the cabinet, then it means I have to do wax on the others. I sure love the color blue you used.