More Painting Projects

Oh, how time flies!  I can’t believe February is almost over… just a couple more days to go.  This week has been busy, I’m in  painting mode.  I shared with you about painting the fireplace, I have to say,  it brightened up the living area quite a bit and I’m still happy with the result.  The other day I took second look at the secretary hutch and it just seemed like it also needed a pop of color.  Lighter and brighter seems to be my motto for this season.  I pulled out the paintbrush and got busy painting the inside of the hutch.


Just for fun I added a few of my favorite “blue and white” accessories.

This is how it started out, very dark inside the hutch.  After lightly sanding and prepping the paint went on.

Some improvement after the first coat of paint.

Better yet after the second coat.  I used Lowe’s  Valspar Ultra (paint and primer)  ”notre dame”, a light grey color.


After painting and drying it was time to add some accessories.  Blue and white, fresh and “springy”.

I do like the change of color.  What a difference!   I’m still in the mood for painting, let’s see what’s next?

Thank you for reading.

Changes to the Coffee Table

Hello friends, are you having a good week so far?  We’ve enjoyed some cooler weather around here and that’s when lots of chores and projects get done in and around the house.  Painting the coffee table had been on my ” to do” list for a while now. We’ve been on a roll around here painting everything white, the table was my next victim.


After a couple of trips to Lowe’s, shopping for all of the essentials (paint,stain) the top of the table was removed, then both pieces were sanded and prepped.

I primed the base of the table and then painted it with some white paint I had left over from a previous project.  Sherwin Williams “Zurich White”, same color I used to paint the fireplace a while back.

My husband sanded and re-stained the table top a darker color, but it didn’t turn out well at all.  (no picture of the darker stain).  We ended up painting the table top and using Polyurethane to seal it.  The paint for the table top was purchased at Lowe’s, Valspar “Fired Earth”…I actually brought home a sample of the paint and it was enough to cover the top completely.

I’m enjoying the fresh new look of the table, still has imperfections but that’s okay.  I always feel better when I can check a project off my “to do” list.  Now, let’s see what else can I paint white?