Friday, September 14, 2012

The Dunn Clock

Recently, upon meeting a new friend, she asked me if I had ever heard of this "chalk paint."  Well, you know that was just music to my ears.  "Annie Sloan chalk paint?  Ummmmm....YES!"  :)

The next thing you know I have her 6 foot tall grandfather clock in my house.  This is just a regular, decorative piece she found at a home store.  She never quite fell in love with it, always dreaming of an old, French or Swedish, antique clock.  What I didn't know is that those nice little Swedish, antique clocks will run you about $3000.  If you know me, I wasn't about to let her do that.

I turned to my old favorite color from Annie Sloan, Duck Egg Blue for help.  Annie, let's cover up these roses, okay?

Once I painted, I used the clock's curves and colors underneath to distress lightly.   I used a little antiquing glaze to get into the cracks and create an old world feel to it.  Check it out. 

She loved it.  Freaked out a little and the funny thing is I left with another little piece of furniture to paint.  
The Dunn Cabinet. 
Stay tuned.
Have a great weekend,

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Time for Soccer!

Hi BlogWorld!

I wanted to share with you an awesome new toy from Playmobil.  It's called the Playmobil Take Along Soccer Match.  The boys really enjoyed playing with it, and Playmobil is giving one away to one of my blog readers!!!

The boys started the fall season of soccer and this is perfect for their taste.  It's cool because it folds up neatly to a travel case.

Comment below and tell me if your kiddo, grandkid, or friend plays soccer.  Enter before Friday at noon.  I will draw a winner randomly!  Have a great week!