Saturday, April 6, 2013

Plum Perfect

I woke up a week ago and said "let's strip some paint", and let's I meant me.  All by myself, little old me alone with some Citristrip and basic tools.  Wire bruse, putty knife, sponge, bucket of water and lots and lots of paper towels..  So many paper towels that I ran out and the project was delayed a day until I could buy some more.

During, and by during I mean about 6 hours into stripping.  Just so we are clear, this isn't half way.  It took me 16 hours, yes that says 16 hours, to strip this piece.  So many legs and details, but I wouldn't change a thing.  Knowing what I know now.  I would strip it again.

Done stripping, she's so pretty, but she now that she's bare naked her flaws are starting to show.  Poor girl, I know how she feels!  So  I fixed her flaws, a little filler here and there and some custom paint to cover her legs and details.

Finished!  Isn't she grand?  I may be partial, I have a lot of work into her, so of course I think she's amazing.  She almost looks NEW! 

Close up of all her gorgeousness, that's a word right?  If not, it should be.  I stained all her wooden parts with a dark walnut, to cut down on the yellow tint she had going on and wiped her down with two coats of Minwax wipe on poly.  Wipe on poly is genius in a can.  Run out now and buy some.  The custom color was a happy accident.  It's 4 pts Wrought Iron by La Craie (Maison Blanch, French chalk paint), 1 pt Emperor's Silk by ASCP, and two parts Pearl Plaster by Artisan Enhancements.  Together they created this yummy Plum with the perfect pearl sheen!  Swoon

Friday, April 5, 2013

New Applieances and Norwex Cleaning Products

I  recently took advantage of the sale going on at Home Depot.  My kitchen was in dire need of new appliances.  The set I have was dying on me.  The dishwasher had become a glorified drying rack, the microwave only cooked what it wanted, and the fridge and stove had been repaired so many times, I had Black Hills Energy on speed dial. 

The hubby gave his seal of approval, and off I went to spend a small fortune.  Let me tell you, I was pretty sick about buying appliances, especially when there is so much more I need to spend on this place. 

I bought the new GE slate set, omg, I love the way they look!  The way they work is pretty amazing too!  I love that my dishwasher works.  It's really just the little things in life.  lol  I went convection with the oven too!  I'm a big girl now! 


A very sweet facebook buddy, Dawn Yeager, sent me some wonderful cleaning supplies by Norwex. 
 Which I have to say are perfect.  They won't scratch my new appliances and the cleaning paste she sent really gets the crud off my flat top!  Woo hoo.  You know what it's like when stuff boils over and you get that nasty mess on your stove top.  Well, I used the Cleaning Paste and a SpirSponge, plus a little elbow grease....and good buy burnt on mess! 

I'm totally sold on these cleaning products, if you want to check them out you can go to Dawn's link here

P.S. I wasn't paid to do a review for Norwex, this is just my personal opinion.  xx





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