I’ve had a lot of projects to keep me busy this month like reviving tarnished trophies, adding touches of fall to the house, painting the front door, making baked apple bars and shopping for treasures. This has been a productive month as we say Goodbye September, Hello October.
It all started last year when I was decorating the front porch for fall. The salt air, marsh winds and coastal rains had caused the front door to become faded and worn. It made my whole porch look tired. I’ve tried a lot of different paints over the past few months but there’s been one paint in particular I’ve wanted to try. Enter Modern Masters, Front Door Paint.
As most of you know, we spend a good amount of our off time at the cabin. The crisp fall mornings with a steaming cup of cider, the scenic drive we get to enjoy when the leaves change and taking a lazy afternoon to eat farm fresh apples on a hay ride became the inspiration for this vintage inspired apple picking sign.
About this same time last year, I received a wooden herb garden. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White to paint the body of the box and black craft paint to create the Farm Fresh lettering. I had no idea how the paints would hold up in the outdoor weather elements. Here’s a look at my ASCP Painted Herb Garden Box, one year later…
Whenever I go out shopping, there are a few things I find myself constantly drawn to like vintage trophies. The tarnish rarely bothers me and I use them all over the house. Recently, I was lucky enough to find three trophies all with varied shapes. I could barely read the inscription because they were so tarnished. I decided to revive them using an old recipe from one of my grandmothers just so I could read the inscriptions.
About a month ago, my Mom and I were in my hometown shopping for furniture at one of our favorite places when we spotted an unusual bench. We hauled it home, added legs, upholstered the seat in linen colored fabric and painted the frame with Americana DECOR Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting. The bench didn’t look anything like this when we started. Here’s how the transformation took place…
A few months ago my Mom found a kitchen island she LOVED. But it was several thousand dollars over budget. I know, right? My Dad promised he could build her an island she would love just as much.