Saturday, August 2, 2008

Happy Saturday...

Is what Carm left me on my shoutout board. I think it has been a pretty good day. I got up this morning, washed and dried clothes, then I headed out to the shop. I decided to paint my cabinet. Now I will tell ya right out I am not a painter. I think however it turned out pretty well. This is what it looked like before.

After all the suggestions I got, I realized I had some left over paint, so Thursday night I decided to start painting. I painted the inside of the cabinet black. Which I am not too sure I like, but I did it anyway. I did find out one thing. Acrylic paint and oil based paint don't mix. I had a hard time painting the inside, I think thats why I am not to happy with it.

I let it dry over night, although it didnt take it long to dry, and it was gettin' late to so I decided to start the outside last night. I painted the outside a color called Old Gold.

I had a very experienced partner to help me along the way. My son Wesley just had to help. I dont mind that being that it my piece. Had it been anyone elses I would not have let'em. He painted with a foam brush while I rolled the top where he couldnt reach. Then I rolled over what he had done, and it did really well. He said to me, "I did an excellent job, didnt I Mom?" "I know Dad will love this when he gets home."

Just look at how he is workin' hard at painting. He is fixed on doing a good job.

I went back over some of the places this morning, where the green was showing through. I painted the handles black and left the hinges the natural color. I think I might need to paint them black as well. I dont know, what do you think.

So here is the finished product. Its not center of the wall. I turned it so I could hide all those boxes I got from the post office.

So that was pretty much my day. Without goin' into details about the other stuff I did. LOL. I hope everyone had a great day, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


shweetpotato said...

Looks great :DWhat a cute painting partner you had :D He looked like he was really concentrating hard on doing the best job possible hehe, Carm

Tammy said...

Thank you Carm. He is such a sweetie. Mean at times though, but hey he's a boy right?

Leslie said...

I Like the color!

Wesley was a great help :) I have left my kids help like that since they were about 2! LOL I just make sure I always do that last coat and keep an eye to make sure they don't have paint gobbed on too thick. They LOVE it :)

Tammy said...

Wes was a great help. He is 3 so, starting with him now, maybe he will love it when he gets older. Wish I had done that with Josh, but I wasnt into crafting and T2T back then.

Wesley loves all the items I make too. He just goes on and on. Makes me feel good. Ya know. Even though he is young, he can still tell me if he likes it or not.