for Metamorphosis Monday.
Thanks Susan for hosting today's event.
Time is winding down for my anniversary
drawing. The drawing will be Thursday
June 10th for these three books.
As I said before I own this one and it has some really great decorating ideals as well as recipes, gardening ideals, kitchen tips and holiday decorating ideals. A photo from the Style By Nature decorating book. Another photo from Good Things. Ideals for framing your photos from Frame Your Memories. This is a Thank You for all my followers, so the rules are simple, just be a follower or become one, let me know in your comments and you are entered. Good Luck! I don't know about you, but when I take a trip I'm all over the place! So not only did I get to enjoy a portion of the Spoleto Festival last weekend in Charleston, I also did a little window shopping for ideals to perk up the house. While in a kitchen design center I saw something I thought was very interesting. The same crown molding as mine on the cabinets painted a flat black. Grant you the cabinets were stained a little darker than mine, but the color on the molding made the kitchen pop. So while I'm not energetic enough to re stain all these cabinets, I thought I would try a version of my own to make mine stand out a little more. Here is the before.... Here is the after. I used the same stain that was used on the center island, ebony. It was trial and error, believe me. I first coated the entire molding in the black but after standing back and looking for a while, the contrast was toooo much. I started the stain on a small portion of the crown as a test strip and it looked good, but once I stained the long portions, it was a no go! This stain is very forgiving, so I was able to hop on the ladder again and start wiping off. As you can see I wiped most of the stain from the molding and left heavier portions in the details of the crown. I left it on just long enough to highlight the wood grain, then wiped it off the main portion.