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Friday, April 30, 2010

Projects Accomplished!!!

Yesterday I told you about the little surprises in the basement and how they kept me from doing the projects I had planned for last weekend. If you missed it, you can read about it here. I did get those two things finished & am happy to cross them off of my list! We went to Lowe's and picked up some spray paint. This time I wanted to try Rustoleum's Espresso Brown because Lynda over at Focal Point used it on a patio project and it came out great. Go check it out when you get a minute. I have to tell you that this can is much easier on the hands to use, but it is a bit more costly at $6.98.

My first project was the artwork in my upstairs bath. Since the walls were beige, some contrast was definitely needed, so I painted the accessories dark brown. If you notice in the photo the frame on the picture is gold.


So, I thought it would look better painted brown. Here's what it looked like Before:
Here's  after ....the frame goes much better now.

Ahhh, that's better, don't ya think?
My second project was the bench on our basement patio. I want to show you the whole patio finished so I'm just going to give you a sneak peak.
I'm so excited to get this space spruced up because it is my FAVORITE place to sit in my whole backyard. So, I'm off to Lowe's AGAIN to get some more spray paint and some plants. I'm glad they are only 5 minutes away. 
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Pam

7 comments:

  1. Pam that picture really POPS! I love it that color it looks entirely different!

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  2. Hi there! I LOVE brown too and have painted a lot of things brown, including outlet covers! I have a similar planter also with a peace lily in mr dr. Anyway, love the brown accents and can't wait to see the patio!

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  3. Yes...love the wonders of spray paint! Thanks for the organizing tips yesterday for my disaster space. If I only work on it 15 mins/day it will probably take me 15 years. ;-) I'm really hoping to put a good dent in it next week. Have a fun weekend and look forward to seeing your refinished patio space.

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  4. Nice work!!
    My Lowes is about 3 min from my house Definitely a frequent shopper!!

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  5. OH I really like the frame now that it's dark! I can only dream about Lowe's being 5 minutes away!!!

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  6. Hey Pam!! Your projects look GREAT!! Don't you LOVE what spray paint can do these days?? I think you may have gotten better bottles than I did, or it was just the type I used with UNIVERSAL (Oil Rubbed Bronze) because my bottles clogged like crazy!! However, the ULTRA COVER 2X worked like a charm (the espresso)

    THANKS SO MUCH for the link back!! You're awesome and your blog looks great!!

    :D Lynda
    nyclq-focalpoint.blogspot.com

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  7. Can't wait to see the finished area. Looking good already!

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