Sunday, July 24, 2011

59 Cent Update

Hey everyone! For all of you who live where it's HOT, I hope you survived the weekend and stayed cool.
I tell ya, it was HOT here in my neck of the woods. The thermometer said 100 on Saturday.
The heat kept us from doing a project that we wanted, but we still worked outside for a bit in the woods. The heat was bearable in the shade, but definitely not in the sun!
Since it was so hot, I stayed inside and painted a few things on my list! There still are a lot of things to lighten up around here so I started with two plaster plaques that were up in the kitchen.

Here's what they looked like before: (The walls aren't really orange, they are still a goldish color and will change soon)

I used Apple Barrel Sandstone craft paint for the first coat. It seemed a little flat for me.

So I dry brushed and wiped on and off some Burnt Umber by Americana. Then I rubbed some of the edges and raised  parts to distress it a bit.

So much better!
Now if I could just get motivated to paint the whole kitchen! I think we've decided on a paint color and will show you that later.



  1. The plaques look wonderful, Pam. I just completed an almost identical project with two plaster plaques in my powder room. I sprayed them with Krylon Sesame Shimmer, and then dry brushed them with burnt umber.
    Looking forward to seeing your new kitchen paint color!

  2. Wow! Those look so classy! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love the freshening up Pam. Has this been the hottest summer ever or what? We have been here 5 years and honestly, I do not recall this dreaded heat. Stay cool!

  4. Wow! Those look wonderful! What a great idea.
    Stay cool!

  5. The placques are beautiful - love the redo. Can't wait to see the new wall color. I suspect it will be in the family of the placque color, maybe?? Linda

  6. Great job Pam! I wouldn't have thought to have painted them. I may have to look around at some of my treasures to see if they are candidates. :)

    I hope you are able to stay cool!


  7. They are stunning and look so much more chic now...I hate choosing paint colors for my walls with is why when we built our house I went with one color through-out...One day I might consider painting the bedrooms individual colors, but who needs the stress of color picking right now lol.

    Blessings Kelsie

  8. Looks great! I love what a little paint can do! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Pam, those look great. I love the color of them now. Can't wait to see the color you picked for the kitchen.

  10. Looks great!

    Love the difference!


    love, kelee katillac

  11. Big red puffy hearts for these.

  12. Love how your plaques turned out! Can't wait to see what color you selected for your kitchen.

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  14. Pam that looks great! Changed the whole look and feel of it! Excited to see the whole thing. :)

  15. This is awesome! Very creative idea...looks great! Thanks a bunch for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)


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