Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A little plaster paint project. Plus a big thank you for two very special bloggers that are the sweetest.

I have to tell you it is so exciting when you win something in blog land.  Recently I was picked a winner of plaster paint on Judy's fun blog 20 North Ora you can see it here 20 North Ora.  I was excited to get this paint and try it out on a few projects.  I have never used the plaster paint before.  I have to tell you it was pretty easy to use and I was thrilled with my two projects I finished with this paint.
I also won on Melanie's blog Sweet Melanie beautiful pillow and runner and hand towels that I am using in my new lake guest room.
You can see Melanie's blog here 
http://sweetmelanie.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-winner-is.html


Cutest blue and ivory pillow.


Along with the cute pillow came the beautiful patch work runner and three cute cute cute hand towels.

Melanie is so talented and the sweetest if you have not visited her blog please pop over and check it out.  Her home is amazing and her decor so pretty.

Here are some pictures of the paint and my projects I did with my win at Judy's blog.


The paints came in some fun colors I used the Ocean Breeze blue and then I mixed the toasted marshmallow with the french ivory to make the color for my second project. Judy sent me the cute heart painted in the red with the cute embellishments. 

The paint goes on nicely in one coat.  Dries quickly and then waxing and it is a finished project.

Project number #1. I had this old vintage cream colored stool and I used the french blue on this piece for my new lake guest room.

Project number #2 was my make up vanity from my bathroom.  It was white hard to tell in this picture but it was pure white and needed a new face lift. So I mixed the toasted marshmallow with the creamy french ivory and got a pretty cream color for the vanity.

Before

After. I painted it and then just took a wet sponge after the paint  was dry and ran it over the spots I wanted the cream to come through.  Then I waxed it and let it sit over night.  This project from start to finish was less than an hour.

There she is in all her lake blue glory.  It added a little more pop of color to the room.

Project #2 Before

After.  I know it does not look like a color change in these pictures but it was.  It went from stark white to a creamy taupe color.

I did not want to have any color come through on this so I just waxed it.  This one I gave two coats of wax since I sit there and do my make up and hair so the top gets cleaned a lot.  The wax then would seal the vanity really good for cleaning when needed.

There she is in my master bathroom all ready to greet me in the morning.  I have to give a big thank you to Judy for sending me this lovely paint.  I am not a big furniture painter but with this paint being so easy I may have to do some more projects.  Thanks Judy and Melanie you are the sweetest.  I love my new paint and how my projects came out and I love the beautiful pillows and runner and towels. It felt like Christmas to win from both of these talented bloggers. I really appreciate both of you and the lovely treasures I won. Thank you and big hugs to both of you.
Have a great week.
Kris
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39 comments:

  1. love that wonderful little desk turned vanity, perfect fit in that beautiful bathroom!

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    1. Hi Debra,
      I love that paint. It was really easy to use and dries quickly. I love the antique finish it gave to the vanity. It is hard to see in pictures with the color being light but it did give it a little antique finish. That was a super win for me. Now I have to figure out some more projects to do with this paint. Hope you are having a great week.
      Kris

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  2. Lovely post. Love the chandlier. Oh and isnt if fun to win things. Have a great day!

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    1. This was a great win for me on both of these. I felt like it was Christmas!!! I love this paint it is really easy to use. Now I have to think of some more projects!!!!! Have a great week my friend.
      Kris

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  3. I love all those ruffles on the bed!!! Beautiful!!!
    Greetins from Germany,
    Michaela

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    1. Hello from Germany!!! Thanks for coming by and leaving your sweet comment. Very much appreciated.
      Kris

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  4. I love the paint transformations on your two pieces...my kind of projects...quick! They look lovely! And thank you for the shout out, it was fun for me to see who would win. I hope you can use them somewhere. ;)

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    1. Hi Melanie,
      I love the pillow in my guest room and I have the little towel in a basket in the room for my guests. It was the perfect blue too for the room. Thanks so much for this sweet gift. Love it.
      Kris

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    2. I am so glad....I was worried that they might be thr wrong shade. And you are most welcome!

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    3. Hi Melanie,
      They look great in there. I have a lot of lighter blue but I don't like things matchy matchy so I love the pillow on the bed. I put the little towels in a basket with some soaps and shampoos etc. for guests when they come to stay so the towels look so cute hanging over the edge of the basket. Thanks so much I love them all.
      Kris

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  5. That pillow was perfect for your guest room, huh? Congrats on the wins, kris:). Love the French blue, ESP!

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  6. Congratulations on your wins!! Pretty exciting :-)
    Luv the little vanity in the master bath. Pretty, pretty.
    Hugs, Gee

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  7. Congrats on the win. That shade of blue is beautiful.

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  8. Kris, these projects came out great! I love the colors - subtle and sweet! Congrats on winning the contests! Hugs, Leena

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  9. Great wins, Kris, and I really like how you used each of them!
    Mary Alice

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  10. Congratulations on your wins Kris! Beautiful pillow and towels.Love how your projects turend out too.I think that my daughter has that same vanity!BTW I cannot thank you enough again I am loving that giveaway I won from you! I am always finding something in that caddy to use while I am out.Thank you again!
    xx
    Anne

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  11. Great win on the pillow and patchwork. The vanity is gorgeous. I love creamy white.

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  12. Congrats on TWO wins! Love you makeovers and you KNOW I love your Lake room. It is so fresh and pretty. I so need to get some things done around here. It seems I never have any time anymore. You ALWAYS inspire me, Kris--xo Diana

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  13. Congratulations on winning some wonderful prizes, Kris! I love the fresh look of the blue stool!

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  14. Don't you love winning handmade pretties? The pillow, runner and towels are so pretty and sweet, as is Judy's heart. How nice to get to try the new paint, I bet you're sold on it. The stool and vanity turned out great. I'm not a big furniture painter either but I'm going to try to find some neat pieces to work on this summer. Love your master bath by the way! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  15. Kris - love your projects you did in such a short time! Go girl! That paint is so easy to use that I just keep looking around the house to find something else to paint. You can do a project and clean up so fast.

    Your other win was fantastic. Love it!

    Judy

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  16. Your projects turned out great!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  17. Congrats on your wins! I've never heard of plaster paint before. I'm assuming it's similar to chalk paint. Your furniture pieces look great in their new colors. I really love the textiles you won from Melanie too! How cute are those? I particularly like the pillow.

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  18. Give you a little and you get a mile of projects completed! What fun changes. Those little houses are adorable, and I love that you turned them to different sides to paint the letters. It gives them a spark of added character.
    Liz

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  19. Love your bedding and the pillow fits in perfectly. Never heard of plaster paint but it sounds like it works similar to chalk paint.

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  20. Kris, what great 'wins'!! Your furniture pieces came out great! Love that pop of blue in your guest room :)
    Susan

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  21. Love this room great job congratulations on your wins!

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  22. Kris, what beautiful things you have won. All so perfect for the way you decorate and put things together. Love the bed and the little blue stool is just perfect where you placed it..Happy Thursday..Judy

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  23. Great projects and the stool and the vanity came out beautifully!! I really like the stool in its new blue color and I just adore where you placed it, since I am new to your blog I am seeing so many gorgeous things!

    Cynthia

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  24. Hi Kris, thèse Winston had your name all over it. How perfect the pillow and quilting added to your lake room of beauty in blues. You paint projects turned out beautifully.

    Thank you for sharing the beauty that surrounds you.

    A perfectly inspiring weekend to you.

    Xx
    Doré

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  25. I see a huge difference in the vanity Kris - and I LOVE it in pure white - just beautiful - and that blue is perfect on the stool too!!!
    When you say lake house - is this a different house?
    Have a beautiful weekend!
    XOX

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  26. Hi Kris, what kind of wax did you use after you painted your stool ? Thank you !
    patty
    soriano471@sbcglobal.net

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  27. Great win! I didn't think your guest room could get any prettier, but these wonderful additions added just the right touch! Fab paint colors, too.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  28. LOVE your kitchen makeover! Taking down the cabinet was a great idea! Love how your kitchen is decorated too!
    Nice wins. Pretty blue linens and fun paint!
    Thanks for the visit!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  29. YAY!! So happy you won these things. I LOVE goodies like that.

    The blue on the stool looks wonderful. And, I love your vanity area with that great table. Such fun redoing and restyling!

    Lake house...oh I love the lake. How fun!

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  30. Oh, so lovely to look at.

    It's official today that I will have all the time in the world. I am loving the look of you Lake Room and thinking I need to go with a blue and white bedroom with soft pillows.

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  31. I loved seeing what you did with the paint, it is so much fun and easy to use! We have enjoyed meeting and working with Judy of 20 North Ora and so glad you ended up with Plaster Paint! www.facebook/plasterpainttulsa

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  32. Hello Ladies! We are so excited that you enjoyed the paint and took it to the next level by mixing the paints to create your perfect shade!! Your work is beautiful!!

    Thanks
    Annette
    The Plaster Paint Company, LLC
    Claremore, OK

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  33. Good post.
    This is a perfect blog. This blog will surely help the upcoming plaster service.
    Hollywood plaster

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