"". Copper Roof Interiors: January 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I'm sharing a recipe today from The Ivy Cottage

I just stumbled upon this awesome new blog site and this amazing recipe!  I had to share it.  Amanda from The Ivy Cottage Blog has some great stuff....head over and check her out..tell her I sent ya!
Anywho....head out and get everything you need for this recipe--you will not be disappointed!

The Ivy Cottage Blog: Heart Healthy Living: Crock Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken

Enjoy this recipe....I know I did!

Thanks for stopping by here!
Have a great week!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Little Red Table transformation

Happy Holidays!  Hope you all had a fantastic holiday and spent some long over due time with your families.  I know I sure did.  But, it's time to get back at it and find my routine.  I gave you a sneak peek last week of how I decided to try a new technique on how to give a layered look while painting.  Here is a little table I found at a thrift store and she has been staring at me for about 6 months waiting for me to do something with her!

She was in pretty rough shape when I rescued her!  I think there was 3 layers of different paint colors on her.  It took couple of times with the Strypeze to get her down to bare wood.

But look.....darling as is!!  But I really think she needs a little color ....don't you?

I knew I want to give the"layered" look a try.  As I was looking all over the web to figure out how to do this I came across this easy technique on....of course my Pinterest!!!  Vaseline....who wouda thunk.....and I don't even have to go out and buy any!  I started by selecting Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Aubusson Blue for my under color.  Painted random spots then started globbing on the Vaseline.

I chose Emperor's Silk from Annie's collection.  I started painting the entire table being carful when going over the vaseline globs.  

I thought it was going to be difficult to remember where I placed the vaseline....but look...it's very evident where it is.

It just kinda does it's thing.   After the Emperor's Silk was dry enough...I started wiping off the globby area's with a dry cloth and voila.....it was perfectly random with all it's awesomness!!!

This little red table is  24 x 23x 13 and will be $55 in my booth at Great Lakes Antique Mall in Coloma.

Thanks so much for stopping by today to check out the finished Little Red Table.
Happy New Year all!