It's been absolutely gorgeous here today, so I went out into the world rather than sit around moping that my team got eliminated in the MLB playoffs. I had several things on my to-do list and on my first stop I got a Cinderella pumpkin, some fake greens, and some baking apples, then moved on to a cool shop Five and Divine. There I procured a starting supply of ASCP in Old White and Duck Egg, as well as the light and dark waxes, and some friendly advice from the proprietress, who is a new stockist. I'm taking the plunge!
My plan is to play around with this on some little items and make sure I know what I'm doing before I get serious about painting the french dining room suite. Should be fun!
The toughest thing on my to-do list was finding an urn. I saw lots of urns, but the one I have in mind is a small white iron slightly rusty one that will beautifully house a seasonal arrangement on the mantel. Let's just forget for a moment that I don't have a mantel. Work with me here. What I found is not exactly what lives in my brain, but it's got potential, I think.
It has a kind of Tuscan vibe that I really wasn't looking for, but I can live with that. I staged my photos on my daughter's desk which is (still) temporarily sitting in the foyer, and I couldn't resist including it in the pics a little bit. I am not done with it yet, but it's such a pretty piece of furniture. I need to finish it and give it to her before I decide she can't have it.
Another treasure I picked up is this heavy brass candelabra with crystals on it, which reminds me of a chandelier. I'm not sure if I'm going to have it re-wired or if I'll just remove the wiring and use real candles in it. I'm sort of leaning toward real candles.
A couple days ago I mentioned on my blog that I wish I knew how to take better photos, and the next day Miss Mustard Seed posted about using a tripod. Duh, I have a tripod! I don't really know how to use it, but I winged it for these photos, and I think they are actually better than usual. Who knew? So that was my day, hope yours was great!