Thursday, June 24, 2010

I Finished It and Some Questions!!!

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a wonderful summer day, it's hot and sunny here but sometimes the clouds cover the sun and it looks like it's going to storm but it doesn't. I'm glad because I've been spray painting again! Seems like I always have a can of spray paint in my hand whenever I'm able to...I have to though because I'm going to try to get everything done before fall arrives. In my last post I mentioned that I was going to paint my coffee table and hide the cut out sides that Mr. K made me, well I finished it today! It went from this to...

To this...I'm enjoying the way it is making everything so much lighter looking

I bought two of these at Lowes and had Mr. K put them on for me, for the first time I think it turned out pretty I used Krylon ivory at first and didn't care for it at all so I use the Krylon Pebble then took some sandpaper to it and showed some of the black that was underneath. As you can see I also bought a new rug, I can't believe how both the rug and painted table lightened up the whole room. Which I'm trying to go for since we live in a wooded area and are surrounded by trees so at times it can be dark in here!

Here is another look, guess I should have turned the TV off, please excuse the room it's a mess! My next painting project will be the desk in the background there on the right, I don't know what color to paint it, right now it's a dark red.


I found this crocheted thread and part of maybe a throw or bedspread at Goodwill a couple weeks ago for $2.00, I didn't know what I was going to do with it but I'm glad I did, reminds me of my mom.

This is what the squares look pretty and just a shame that whoever was making it didn't have a chance to finish it! Alot of work went into it!
This is what I put in a large wooden trencher that I have, it's on the lower shelf of the coffee table.

Now for the questions:) I usually use Live Writer, which I really like, but I can't enlarge the pictures more because it goes into my sidebar, this also happens with blogger, what template do some of you use that you can have your picture so large?
I love to change the picture in my header but when I do it's huge and looks terrible, how do I change the pixels?
Do I have to keep this template forever? I wish blogger would have just let things alone.LOL

Have a great evening!



Southern Fried Gal said...

Isn't it amazing how a little paint can update almost anything?? Your table looks great and I love the vignette in the dough bowl!

I wish I could help on the picture size front. I use blogger and choose the largest picture format and it seems to be bigger than yours but I'm using a different template. Good luck!

american girl primitives said...

I think white makes everything look nice a fresh. Have you ever checked out sugar pie farmhouse. You'd love her blog!


Kathleen Grace said...

I am having the same problems since I changed my template with the new blogger design function.
Isn't it amazing what a difference painting something a lighter color makes? The cofffee table looks wonderful and I like the new rug too:>)

Lori said...

Great table redo. Good way to camouflage the star. I am still made you won the lamps. I know you will enjoy them.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your table looks so cute! Well done!

cynthialeedesigns said...

Your coffee table redo turned out great!! I do love how the lighter paint just brightens up everything.
Have a great weekend.