Friday, March 6, 2015

What To Do When It Snows...and Snows

After four successive snow/ice storms here in
Texas, it appears we may get back to normal.

While the snow-turned-to-ice made it impossible
to get out, I decided to paint something.
As promised a while ago, I did not use white paint!
I really want to paint one of the kitchen cabinets
this blue/gray color. 
Knowing I was having a little cabin fever, I
decided to try the paint on a few small pieces
first and see how the color looks with the cabinets.
This little do-dad box I pulled out of the garage.
It has been on my Fixin' To Do bin for 4 years.
I bought it at a garage sale in the late 80's and
used it to hold jewelry for years.

This little tub was a shiny metal before I painted it 
with chalk paint. I love how the paint sticks to
everything, even slick metal...

I have two larger ones I'm going to do next.
The third thing I painted was an old tray, purchased
at a garage sale a year or two ago. I "shopped" my
garage for it too...

A while back, I bought some Ce Ce Caldwell
paint in a color called Smoky Mountain Gray.
Forget the gray name, because it's really a blue:

The paint was really thick. As you can see, it held
this stir stick straight up without my holding it.
I put some paint in a glass jar and added some
water, which made it easy to use.

This is the first coat of paint on the little tub...

This is a close up of the tray before painting it.
Yes, it was very flaky. I didn't have much hope for
it, so I didn't bother to sand it before painting it.
 First coat of Ce Ce's paint going on:
I was surprised it didn't flake off after it dried.
In fact, a little disappointed...but, I'm going to
distress it and see if some magic will happen.

I haven't decided which cabinet I would paint
(if we did), but the top of the vent cover over the
stove might look good with a little color.
Meanwhile...back at the snow/ice situation.
The sun is coming out and it looks like it's 
starting to melt.

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. You are right- that is certainly not GREY-it is blue...and yes it really does get thick.
    I like the pieces you is always kind of scary to put paint on something like your cabinets though, isn't it? I have been thinking about our island, too, but I think the Mr would have a heart attack and die on the xo Diana

  2. Love your pieces that you painted the tray came out great. Happy weekend with love Janice

  3. The pieces you painted turned out great! I stand and stare at the kitchen cabinets. It's time for a change but I'm so unsure about what I want. Seems like all your ideas turn out good.

  4. Rivercrest Cottage,
    I agree, that this Winter weather has been totally off~beat!!! Hopefully Spring will be so~o~o glorious that we will be able to put Winter in the back of our minds!
    I love the two drawer cabinet painted in the Smoky Mountain Gray!!!
    "Mr. Ed" and I have just completed all the Kitchen cabinet painting here on the Prairie!!! Now to paint the Dining Room & Living Poom walls and then we'll be ready to enjoy the out~of~doors!!! Hopefully, you and Wild Bill will, too!!!
    Sending warm wishes and warming temperatures your way, dear friend!!!

  5. I love these painted pieces...I have a few things I need to paint..gotta get the energy level up, tho. :)

  6. I love the color! You were right to try it out on smaller items. I can't remember the name of the paint but it is historical line of acrylics. Your color reminds me of it. Very nice.

  7. Great idea to sample the paint on smaller pieces. I like the color. We didn't have snow or ice here in Austin, but I'm definitely ready to move on to spring.

  8. I know what you mean about the snow! What a winter. Your blue looks so pretty. I have not tried any chalk paint yet. Sheila

  9. The try is very beautiful, like very much the mozaic and how it looks after you painted it.

    Spring cleaning Wimbledon

  10. I am really loving that blue gray color, it's perfect. I've been wanting to try chalk paint for the longest. When I decide what I'm going to paint, that's the color I'm going to go with. Thanks so much for the tutorial, too.

    I hope your week is going well so far... :)

  11. That is a pretty color. Quick projects are the best, especially when they give you so much bang for the buck. They all look so cute now.

  12. Love the color! I painted our fan hood an aqua color and I love it. I think yours would look great with this blue grey. Thanks for sharing with SYC. Hope it warms up soon!

  13. Looks great, love the color!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  14. Chalk paint is brill isn't it. I painted all the cabinets in my kitchen last year It made a huge difference

  15. Great idea Sugar on the metal! I love that chalk paint sticks to everything!

  16. I've heard good things about Ce Ce, love the blue.