Monday, July 25, 2011

Scenes from a wedding & chalk paint........

It feels like forever since I've been able to actually sit still for a while & read favortie blogs & post something here. I've missed blogging but haven't had the time & when that happens so does the brain freeze that goes along with it. Do some of you get stumped on what to post or what to say? I don't know how daily bloggers do it. When I get so busy with projects, garden, housework, family, friends or my job I get tongue tied for blogging. Main reason why I've been away for a while. Life seems to be settling down a bit here a bit so I'm back, even if it's only for a post or two. My daughter was a beautiful bride in early June & her wedding was all we wanted it to be. I can't believe how planning for a wedding can consume you. It was a labor of love & fun but kinda glad it's behind us now. Hubby & I are back to being best friends. For a while there, I thought he was going to run away as we climbed higher & higher over budget-lol. Here are some of my favorite pics of the wedding~so many more but had to condense.......
On to the chalk paint....I haven't even laid eyes on this stuff but I already LOVE it! I found a place about 45 minutes away that carries annie sloanes fabulous chalk paint. Check out this fabulous shop & see where I will be headed on friday morning to load up on supplies & paint. I wanted to post a "before" photo of a piece of furniture I will be painting but I haven't cleaned it up enough for a picture. I'll post soon & then post after it is painted. I get so much inspiration from blogs like Miss Mustard Seed. After seeing all the furniture Marian has painted on her blog, I knew I had to tackle something & try this paint that doesn't need a primer base, adheres to anything & gives furniture, cabinets & floors a wonderful look. I'm going for a very swedish look for my piece. I'll be back in another post with the befores & afters. I'm hosting a bridal shower for my niece-in-law on sunday & will probably be pulling an all-nighter painting on friday night. I'll post as soon as it's done.
The summer is flying by~enjoy your week. xo


  1. Good Morning Chris~
    I'm so glad you finally posted photos of the wedding. Your daughter is SO pretty in her gown. And the table settings and color scheme of the reception room are so inviting. Love the way it looked. I can imagine the thought that went into the planning. Just beautiful. I totally understand what you wrote about not being able to blog more frequently. I'm like that too. Congratulations on the wedding. xoxo Amy

  2. The wedding pix are gorgeous! I got some of the paint, in fact, I'm pretty much covered in it:)

  3. Hi Chris,
    Your daughters wedding looked lovely!! I have not tried the chalk paint yet. I am looking forward to hearing what you think about it.

  4. Hello Chris,
    Wow your daughter’s wedding photos look so amazing. The colors look just magical with the white and hues of purple. Can’t wait to see the piece of furniture that you are working on.
    Smiles, Paula


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