Monday, April 28, 2014

Perfect Pink Day

Painting furniture, vintage furniture
Last Thursday was the perfect day for all the projects lined up across the living room to have their makeovers.

My once-a-week helper Calvin arrived promptly at nine to start the day.

Of course he thought it would be yard work, but was agreeable to cleaning and sanding in between pruning.

Look at that beautiful sky.

Temps in the eighties and very low humidity.

A perfect day for painting.

I had to clear out some of the projects and get them over to the store.

Chucks was a bit miffed (okay, he was close to mad!) when I asked him to  stop by Habitat so I could look for a board to finish a cabinet.

When he came out of the store, I had loaded this bookshelf and end table into his truck.

I will not and cannot repeat what he said.

I will admit he was in pain - he fell down the stairs while helping me vacuum and severely bruised his ribs.

BUT it was only one bookshelf and one end table.

(SSSSHHHH!!!  Do not tell Calvin he was in the photo.  He was considerately leaning back so I could take the picture.  We have worked together on many assorted projects for thirty years.)

Of course added to the bookshelf and the end table were seven sewing machine drawers a friend sent me.

And all the things I had bought on the Low Country Crawl.

And a few items from weeks before.

Okay, I guess Chucks had the right to be a bit upset.

We did get everything cleaned and ready for paint, but I will not tell a lie.

I did not finish all these projects.

I did finish The Big Ugly.

He took most of the day.  (If you are curious about The Big Ugly, read here!)

After looking at the lime green and the sweet bluette paint on The Big Ugly, I decided to switch to pink.  

A soft pink in my gloopy paint mixture.

First I sanded the bookshelf.

Then I applied two coats of the pink and one coat of wax.

I took the time (there was little left!) to throw a few items on the shelf.

Pathetic job of styling, but I had to get it over to the store.

I was not hauling all that stuff back into the house.

The house next door is for sale as you can see through the top shelf.

If you think you would like to live next door to a junker like me, please come take a tour.

I do share my rust with the neighbors!

I found this nightstand hiding behind a living room chair.

She was just stained brown.

Now she is Cinderella Pink.

Calvin and I were yawning by the end of the day.

Even the furniture was yawning.

It had been a long, hard, perfect pink day.

It was so much fun that Saturday I treated myself to a day alone with a couple of cans of pink spray paint and a line of new projects.

I will show them this week.

 See y'all!

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  1. We finally got to "meet" Calvin! What a great lot of goodies, good luck with everything.

  2. My, you have been busy! I'm impressed, everything I paint takes me so much time!

  3. My goodness Donna ... how do it do all that so quickly? It would take me days to even do one piece, let alone take all those pictures and post a blog. You are indeed a wonder woman even if you do have Calvin to help you. Anxious to see what you do with the machine drawers.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  4. Lucky you to have a helper! You just amaze me with everything you get done! Busy as a bee! Love the pink shelf and nightstand. That little nightstand would look cute with some fancy little legs on her! Happy Monday!

    Blessings, Vicky

  5. I am loving all that pretty pink!


  6. That little night stand is adorable and I love that sweet pink. Sooo pretty! I can't believe how much you can get done in a day, even with the big ugly taking up so many hours.

  7. Oh that is a perfect day for sure! I would love to be your neighbor! Calvin is one lucky guy to have you and Chucks around and you two are lucky to have him! Nice job on the big ugly too!

  8. Beautiful transformations! Love that pink :) Nice weather always motivates me as well...It looks super nice there! I just kept looking at the pictures of the bright blue sky because it's raining in Wisconsin right now...I miss that sun!

  9. My you've been busy! Love the pink shelf and those sewing machine drawers. Thank you for sharing this, the "Big Ugly," and your sweet pink painted containers at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!


  10. Happy Pink Saturday, Donna. Thank you for joining us this weekend, and for making Pink Saturday special.

    Whew! That was a lot of work, but look at all you got done. I love that soft pink color you used.

  11. You do inspire! I have a bookcase and a dresser I need to do just for my own home and keep procrastinating! Guess I better get to work this summer!

  12. Oh my goodness, I have that exact same little night stand, it's in my son's room. I got it from a thrift store years ago and had no idea there was another one like it in the world! How funny!


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