Thursday, May 14, 2015

For the Love of White!!!!!

Happy Thursday.  
I know this post is going to be a real shocker!!! NOT!!!!

I painted something white.  Yep I wasn't going to and then the decor crazy of my love of white got to me.


Ok remember that sweet church alter I scored back in March.  Well I really loved this piece with all its history but I have been staring at it for some time thinking maybe it should be white and chippy to match the other vintage white and chippy's in the room.



Ok after talking Terry into painting this white.  Yep I got the look!!!! but still convinced him to paint this white.   We put up paint plastic and decided to use his handy dandy indoor paint sprayer.

Yep this little baby paints in no time flat.  It is called the Home Right Finish Max I got it for Terry for Valentine's Day from Home Depot.  Took all of 10 minutes to paint this alter.  We let the first coat dry for an hour and then 10 more minutes and we had coat two on.
Easy Peasy.  Love this sprayer.  It keeps the paint on the piece and there is little if any paint spray anywhere else.  I put up the plastic just in case but it was all good.


Two coats and this was ready to be chippified!



Took the mouse sander to this and got the distressed and chippy look I wanted.









I like this alter white and chippy.  Just is more my style.
Come back on Saturday I will have a wonderful blogger in Spotlight.
Have a great rest of the week.
Kris
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68 comments:

  1. Love it Kris! I think the white paint makes all the beautiful details stand out. Funny, before II read your post, I thought to myself ...I know she didn't paint that couch!!! But I wouldn't be shocked LOL! I just love all of your pretty white decor. Have a great day Kris :-)

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  2. I love how white paint brings out the detail in wood pieces! Looks fabulous! Have a wonderful day!!!

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  3. I love this piece and white looks perfect. I love how you can sweet talk him into projects. haha

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  4. Gorgeous!! I don't know if I would have been brave enough to paint it, but it looks so much better white and "chippified"! Painting this piece totally changed the look in the room! I love it!!

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  5. Oh how gorgeous and now I need a mouse sander!!

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  6. Oh how gorgeous and now I need a mouse sander!!

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  7. Oh how gorgeous and now I need a mouse sander!!

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  8. Gorgeous!!!! I think you made the right decision....the details really stand out now :o)
    ~Des

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  9. That definitely looks more like your style now! I love how easy you got that painted. Lucky you that you didn't have to do it either.

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  10. It does look like you now! It fits better in your home and with your style and how nice that your hubby paints!

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  11. It turned out beautifully, and does suit your style more now, too! I've always wanted to be able to twitch my nose and get projects done...a painting hubby is the next best thing lol.

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  12. Ok, I'm not sure what a mouse sander is....can you show or explain??
    Thanks
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Nancy,
      It is a small hand held electric sander. They call it a mouse because it is so small. Love this thing.

      Here is a link to show you what one is. I have a black and decker but a couple other companies make them too. The nice part is that it catches the dust in a dust cup. Less mess.
      http://local.sears.com/Black--Decker-MOUSE-Detail-Sander-with-Dust-Collection/p-00912354000P?st=1380&sid=IDx20141117x00001xlpla#!/

      Hope this helps.
      Kris

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  13. I KNEW it was only " a matter of time!" LOVE it! ;) P.S. Hope you're feeling better every day!

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  14. Looks gorgeous Kris. I am having a chuckle because I knew this altar would eventually be white!
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  15. I KNEW it was only " a matter of time!" LOVE it! ;) P.S. Hope you're feeling better every day!

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  16. That is perfectly gorgeous Kris! The white really brings all those beautiful details to life. It's a beauty!

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  17. So much better. I love white, love the altar and love the altar white!

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  18. So much more "you"! Beautiful job.

    Judy

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  19. Hahahahs... I knew you would. Agreed... we have to 'make' pieces ours. Looks wonderful. Now all the details POP!
    Hmmm... now I want a sprayer :)

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  20. All I can say is WOW. It was nice before but now it really does seem to fit better with the rest of the room. Your husband is a doll! I laughed when I saw the bird cages.....I have a bird cage out in my garage that is waiting for it's second coat of white paint:)
    xoKathleen

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  21. Well, honey, you're just preachin' to the choir who KNEW this would be baptized in white. Can I get an AMEN from the choir?? AMEN! Looks great, like I knew it would. ;)
    Rita

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  22. Oh yeah.....feels just so good when we discover we're right!

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  23. Love the alter white! But now the leather couch doesn't have a second in the not white category...when will the couch get painted LOL. Just kidding. You have the magic touch when it comes to making a room look ever so lovely. I wish I had your vision and bravery.

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  24. I am loving it white! the wood wasn't bad, but oh how much better white.

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  25. It's a beautiful piece either way but white definitely fits into your room. Gorgeous job!

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  26. Of course it would be white, and so needed to be just that.... If this piece (Altar) was an old beat up raw wood washed in historical time weathered with that wash of grey it would have been a piece to leave as it was. But having that maple finished look to it I just knew it would be a matter of time and you would get painting again.

    kris it's and amazing statement piece for your room.... Hey you could hang the TV on the wall with a swing arm swivel to it and your hubby could build a shallow box around it and then place bifolding shutters on the box to close off the TV as a place to hide it away for the days you just don't want to see the TV. If you hang it high enough you can then use the surface of the Altar to place all your vintage pieces on it as a buffet, sidebar, or side serving table.... It frees up more space on the altar to create your beauty or entertain in your family space.


    See you and all you inspire soon.

    Xoxo
    Ps... Paint the shallow box and shutters that cover the TV, white! :)

    Love you girl!

    What a fine hubby you have to indulge your every wish :)

    Xoxo

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    1. I love this idea for the tv! Kris, it looks wonderful painted. I've got to get one of those sprayers! I'm wondering if ASCP would work in the sprayer or would it be too thick?

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    2. Kris, I love the altar white! :)) And I found a link for you to spray ASCP: https://youtu.be/S33lnCBVuvE
      Keep on rockin' the paint girlfriend! ~ Christina

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    3. Thanks Dore for your input. I have thought about hanging some kind of old barn doors on a track on the ceiling so they could close over the TV when it is not being watched but for now it is what it is. We watch TV in this house and to keep it real and easy for the hubby it will stay like this for now. You know me if I stare at something long enough I will figure a way to camouflage this big TV eventually!!!! Have a great week end. For some reason Dore your comments do not come into my email. Hope you come back to see this. Thanks again for your sweet visit and input.
      Kris

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    4. I came back, and your barn door thing sounds great also....I am sure something is in the works with you :))

      Xoxo
      Dore

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  27. Beautiful ~ as simple as that !!
    Hugs,
    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

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  28. Yep, you made the right decision, Kris. Your altar looks really beautiful in white and I love the way it looks in your room. I was just reading your previous post as well and have to tell you how beautiful your yard and flowers look. The blue and yellow combination is really pretty and I love how full and lush your pots of flowers are. Gorgeous!

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  29. I don't think any of your regular readers is surprised, but it still looks lovely! Have you ever thought of painting Terry white? LOL

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  30. I'm glad you lived with it for a couple of months before you painted it, just to make sure! But I'm not surprised at all! It is beautiful not matter the finish - it's just a gorgeous piece! Enjoy the prize! Blessings, Cindy

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  31. Oh Kris, I like it painted white so much better. It goes with the rest of your lovely furniture. It's gorgeous and so like you. Hope your melding well and taking it easy.
    Have a wonderful weekend..
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  32. Kris, I have to admit , it does look good. You know darn good and well...you bought that spray painter for yourself. LOL. I love it. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  33. I just love it white, Kris! It looks like it really belongs in your home now:) Your hubby is so sweet to paint it for you, and wow, what a quick paint job! I want one of those spray painters, it would sure simplify life!! Thanks for sharing, and have a great weekend:)

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  34. Hi Kris
    Love love love your alter white!!! its so pretty and matches so much better. I got my husband the same sprayer recently, we haven't used ours yet. Now I want to use ours :) Have a great day Kris
    deezie

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  35. There was no way that you were going to be leaving your alter as it was...I knew you'd be painting it white! Lucky you to have a sprayer it looks perfect, now!
    JP

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  36. Kris, you made the right call painting it white! Look at how much more the beautiful details show up. How gorgeous!

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  37. Yep, I think you're right it needed the white paint job. LOL Now how about that sofa, do you have it working in the space like you had envisioned?

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  38. I love your blog and your decorating style! The alter looks absolutely fabulous painted helps to pull it all together. Have been looking at your paint colors on the wall, what color is the bottom half?
    Many Blessings to you, Candy

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    1. Hi Candy,
      It is called Mushroom Bisque and it is by Behr from Home Depot. Hope that helps.
      Kris

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  39. And the Lord said, "let it be white", and it was. :) What a gorgeous piece you scored Chris. It's things like your altar that bring a home to life and give it it's character.
    I got a gift card for HD to get a paint sprayer as a Mother's Day gift. But I am so confused with all the different kinds out there. Do you highly recommend this one and does it work well with chalk paint? I didn't know you could spray inside. That's awesome! Can't wait to get mine!

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  40. That looks great, Kris. Wow, I would be afraid to spray inside. Y'all are brave!

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  41. I loved your altar but I was disappointed that you left it original. Sorry, but I thought it threw off the rest of your room. And now you have done what I hoped you would and I adore it. Your home could not be more perfect, I LOVE IT.

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  42. I think the white paint can make myracles! Your altar looks wonderful
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  43. Just Gorgeous Kris!! My hubby uses the sprayer on all our big pieces too and loves it!!
    Thanks for sharing this beauty with us!!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  44. I totally get it, Kris. There's a feeling I get in my gut when something in a room is not right and, try as I might, I can't ignore it until it's perfect. I would've been fixated on that piece instead of the tv show, if I didn't feel it was just right. I am glad you followed your instincts. The piece is lovely and I think it suits you and your style perfectly. Gorgeous! Enjoy it!

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  45. Kris, I really like that you painted it. Although I liked it before, I like it even more now, because it looks lighter, or less bulky. That entire wall looks much prettier and cohesive. I also like Dore's idea. xoxo Su

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  46. It looks gorgeous! I can't believe how quickly and easily y'all painted that beautiful piece! What an awesome sprayer. You are so good at distressing pieces to get that chippy look we all love. Good job!

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  47. What a fabulous architectural piece and of course it had to be white.

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  48. LOVE it. More your style. Have a super weekend

    Cindy

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  49. Gorgeous!! If I tried painting like that in my home every little thing would be white! Now there's a thought. Hehe!!

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  51. Oh yes, oh yes I love this! It is perfect! It's still a vintage alter, right? Have a great weekend. Jo

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  52. Kris I have to admit I did an audible gasp when I realized you painted the oak alter. Then when I saw the photos after you distressed it, it was obvious you made the right decision. It really does look much prettier and more fitting in your space! Don't you just love the HomeRight sprayer - I don't know how I lived without mine all these years.

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  53. How beautiful! In the back of my mind, I kinda thought you'd end up painting this when you first got it, lol. Both ways are pretty...but I am a white love so you can guess I love the after!

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  54. How beautiful! In the back of my mind, I kinda thought you'd end up painting this when you first got it, lol. Both ways are pretty...but I am a white love so you can guess I love the after!

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  55. I loved it before and I still love it. It's a great piece and white and chippy is definitely more your style!

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  56. I love it in white. I love colours, but I always end up thinking we can't go wrong with white. It makes such a statement in your room, gorgeous.

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  57. I Love it !!
    When I first saw your post about it I knew you would paint it white!
    I would have too.

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  58. Ha- I knew you would paint that sucker white. lol It looks great. I am sure there were probably a few Oh Nos! when they saw you were painting GOOD WOOD! It suits your room and if you decide to get rid of it someday someone can always strip it down again. I probably wouldn't cover the TV either-MyHero likes his TV and it is on a lot when he is home.
    I assume that is all open under it (behind the piece) That must make for some great storage, too. xo Diana

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  59. I was wondering how long it was going to take until you painted the church altar white...it turned out so beautiful....great job you two!

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  60. LOVE the alter painted... If anything stands still for more than a minute around here it will get painted! Love that spray gun you got Terry... lucky man, now he gets to spray all your goodies! Loved the bench you got from your kids and how you always find a beautiful coverlet to match your home... I'm taking lessons girl! Well, I've spent a bit of time catching up with you and your posts... thanks for a great afternoon... see you soon! Hugs my friend and prayers being sent to you both!

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