My computer is "fixed" and I am so glad that I now have more control over my on-line time! While I was off-line I managed to get quite a few lingering projects finished up. So I guess that is the silver lining...
There are a lot of words ahead, so I'm interspersing some pics of my latest milk paint transformation
throughout this post. Hopefully it breaks things up a little and is not too confusing.
So here we go....
Given the title of this post, you may be thinking that I have a marriage in crisis. I don't... but I do have this one tiny little habit (I'm pretty sure it is just the one) that drives my husband CRAZY: re-decorating/improving our house. It has been pretty constant. And in my own defense I rarely spend money on my improvements, instead I shop the house. To me it is an evolution, a beautiful change, a freshening up. To my husband these "improvements" are lateral, yet confusing, moves. Okay, fine, I can see his point when he goes to flop onto the couch to watch TV, only to find I have moved the TV and replaced it with something so much more beautiful (that "improvement" didn't last long).
Enter my milk painting experiments (you can read all about them here, here and here). These days I have no time for relocating furniture and re-painting walls. I'm too busy painting other things, milk painting other things. It has been over a month since my last big redecoration (oh wait I did repaint my daughter's room the other day - but that doesn't really count, does it?). The deep sigh of relief I hear from the hubby, when he comes home and finds everything just the way it was when he left, is my first clue that he is much preferring my new hobby.
So this is my latest milk paint project: a mustard desk with chalkboard painted top and drawer fronts. It was so much fun to do and if I had the space I would keep it! I oiled the milk painted parts after this pic was taken and it really darkened the colour and made it so much richer - sorry no pic of that...
Oh and here's the before:
So there you have it one marriage that wasn't really in trouble saved. Thank you milk paint.