For those of you who follow me on Instagram you’ve seen I’ve been painting everything. Lately my craft projects consist of painting and sewing. I seem to have an addiction to fabric these days and have been making things from my Vintage Farmgirl Book. Im not to fond of the distressed or chippy look on painted pieces these days so everything’s getting a solid coat of paint. The first on my list was to change the coffee table to, Soft Duckling Yellow.
The look before this had yellow legs and a cream distressed top. This time it’s all one color. I grabbed my paint swatch book and picked the first yellow that stood out to me and before I got to the store I was second guessing myself thinking it may be to bright. Once I entered the store I told myself I needed to go with my first instinct, and I’m so happy that I did. I’m really in love with the color. I thought it might be too much with the tone of the floor and walls, and then decided I was going with what I liked no matter what. It’s such a happy color to me.
I also added a few new pillow covers to the sofa and washed the slipcover too while I was at it. I love to sew and go in spurts with doing it. It’s one of those projects that I have to be in the mood for and have something to actually make. I’m trying to limit my fabric purchases to only things I have a project in mind for, and so far I’m doing pretty well. Im quite proud of myself. I’ve made a fall runner, a pillow slipcover, a pot holder, and a small table square so far. I intend to make a twin size quilt for use on the sofa if I can find the time.
Did you notice in the background, the table underneath the guitar used to be turquoise but now’s Witty Green? Yep that got a coat of paint too, and I’ll be back later to show you a close up. I also want to paint those kids school chairs if I can figure out how to get them apart. It’s not a regular screw holding the seat and back on, so when hubby has a chance I’ll have him take a look that them.
I ask myself why someone who hates to paint has been painting everything in sight? Maybe I’m on a mission to change that hate to love…. I still have my dining room chairs and bar stools to paint, and that will need to be done with my sprayer so keep your fingers crossed that the weather holds out for me.