Saturday, February 12, 2011

Adding alot of white to my bedroom has made the room look bigger and very bright and cheery

Today the snow was melting and it felt like spring, so I did some spring cleaning and decided to brighten up the bedroom. I got a great deal on a white cotton hand embroidered duvet cover, and I found some material at the same store that I turned into bedroom curtains. It's amazing how big the room looks now and how bright and cheery the room looks, just by using a little bit of white in the room. Don't tell hubby but now I am looking at other rooms and thinking that maybe they need some brightening too.
I have been working on my blue toy box and hope to have it finished soon, still don't know what I will use it for but will probably figure that out when I am done. I decided to try the crackle look and age it a bit. I read online that you can do the crackling by using white glue. So I am giving it a shot, you paint one coat or prime your project, then coat it with glue and let it dry for an hour, when the glue is dry a bit but still tacky you paint your colour over top and let it dry. The thicker the glue the larger the cracking and it recommends that you use different thickness to make it look more original. They suggest Elmers glue but any white glue will work.It's time consuming but if you work on a section at a time it is not so bad, and the look is amazing when your done. Doing a larger piece of furniture might be more time consuming, but I priced Crackle and this is definetly the cheaper way to go.
Being on the spring kick I saw a sad looking bird house at the second hand store and brought it home and gave it a paint job, and now I have a cute little semi for my feathered friends to nest and have their lil babies.
And now I am off to bake for my hubby for Valentines Day.

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