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Take A Stroll Down "Green Apple" Lane

The days have been sunny and beautiful in the Pacific Northwest, the evenings cool down quickly.  The leaves are slowly falling from the trees, darkness comes sooner.  Fall is definitely upon us. 

As I look back over previous posts I can certainly see my Spring and Summer obsession with spray paint and Rust Oleum Apple Green color.  Look below for a few of my favorites….see what I mean?  And then, take a look at what my new found color obsession is!

Making A Birdbath

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Sprucing Up The Lazy Susan

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3Drawer Storage Box

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Moving on, my new color obsession is TURQUOISE!  Over the next couple of weeks I’ll share a couple of projects I’m working on.  I’m excited!

Have a good day,

latte Lattenene

Same Picture – Frame Color Redo

I have this really great print.  It’s a limited edition by a Washington artist named Violet Skiles.  it was a present from my mother-in-law over 20 years ago.  It’s been in my son’s bathroom for the last 10 and I’ve always said “I need to do something with that frame.

002 Have paint spray will travel and it’s traveling through my house!  For this project I used Rust Oleum Primer and Apple Red Gloss.

003 I probably should of sanded the wood first, but didn’t.  And I put 2 coats of red on, was a little impatient waiting for it to dry, and it bubbled a bit.  So…..since I’m making my own rules and really don’t know what I’m doing, I took some sandpaper and did a little distressing.  Then I took a gold painters pen and accented the frame by highlighting the grooves.  Finishing touch was a gloss spray to seal it.

Lesson to self:  Do not ever again force a piece of glass back into a picture frame.  It will break.  I’m lucky I had an extra piece of glass hanging around.

I actually think it turned out pretty good and I’m happy with the end result.  What do you think? (ignore the reflection….sorry, bad photo day)

012 How about a side by side for a true comparison?

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I’m linking this post to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch



Yep, I like it! 

latte Lattenene