Saturday, November 19, 2016

Let there be (more farmhouse-y) light...

Woo hoo!!!
Got all the red doors painted Revere Pewter!

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I was pleasantly surprised to see I was able to cover all the red with one coat of primer and two coats of paint. Yippee!!

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But after getting everything painted, my black plaid homespun curtains just didn't look right. I chose the Revere Pewter color to compliment the buffalo check curtains I made this spring.
Or was it summer? Who knows? I can't remember when I made them.

My master plan was to put up the black homespun curtains for the wood stove burning months because of the soot that gets all over everything. But that idea went out the window when I saw how icky poo-poo they looked. So hopefully the soot won't be that bad.
Please, let me try to convince myself of that one.

I'm still deciding on whether I need to shorten them a little more. What a pain in the dupa.
dupa = *ss in Polish.

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Ummm, I did have a bit of a meltdown this morning... Make that a major meltdown when I couldn't find where I put away the buffalo check curtains I made.

I was completely panic stricken thinking I somehow accidentally tossed them out. Was that possible?? Heck, anything is possible with me. I kept thinking, all that hard work... gone!!

My sweet hubs felt so bad as he watched me frantically run around the house looking for them
(oddly enough very similar to the way Stella was running around looking for her little green ball the other day hmmm...), he jumped in to help in the search.

About 2 hours later I found them neatly hanging in our bedroom closet. Huh?! Why the heck did I do that?? I usually just wad or ball stuff up and cram them in a drawer. Nope. Not that time. Oh well... I'm just grateful I eventually found them.

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I took a piece of old barn siding and made this to hang our keys on. How I love old wood.

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This is the first time I've used Benjamin Moore paint. My only complaint is I do not like their satin finish. It is way too shiny for my taste. I foolishly based my choice on Behr paint finishes. A tough lesson learned.

So now it's time to kick back and wait for the big snow storm that is supposed to hit us. YaY!!

Happy Saturday, all!!

:> )


Phyllis Wood said...

Lol. I had the funniest image of you frantically searching the house like Stella did. Does she take after you or do you take after her?!
All kidding aside, I like the doors. I thought it would have taken more coats to cover the red. You'll probably grow to like the shine. It contrasts. Your keyholder is charming. I love the rustic wood.
When is Stella's big day?

tj said...

...My goodness girl! You & your ol' homestead are just incredible! Just beautiful! Funny, how all these years I've always loved your home and just always thought it just can't get any better than that. And you prove me wrong every time! You do a little presto-chango and voila - gorgeous! I tip my hat to you my dear! ;o)

...Love the view out the big window, looking at your old barn - lovely!

...Enjoy your day & love the door color too btw!

...Peace & blessings. :o)

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Phyllis, Stella and I are very similar. It's pretty freaky!
Tomorrow she turns 4. Seems just like yesterday we brought her home and she took over the joint. :> )
Only three coats! I still can't believe it! Red is extremely difficult to cover, too. But it worked. I swear by Bullseye 123 primer.
Thanks, TJ! I'm always changing paint color. When my hubs saw me painting the red doors he told me I'm batsh*t crazy. What else is new?! Hey... he married me. ((giggle))
Thanks again, gals!!! ♥

Phyllis Wood said...

Good morning Karin. Please give the birthday girl a hug and a kiss for me.


Wishing you many, many more happy, healthy and AWESOME years to come.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Thanks, Phyllis!! She's enjoying her very special day!! ♥

Myra said...

Everything looks wonderful. For what it's worth the curtains are a perfect length. I was always told a couple inches past the sill. Love the pewter color .... brings everything together.
Happy birthday Stella. May you have many more.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Thanks so much, Myra! ♥ I definitely agree with the length of curtains. The only concern with the length is because of the dang wood stove. You don't want them too long near it. For now, I won't close them where they'll be near it. :> )

marly said...

After losing my laptop last fall, I finally remembered the correct name of your blog and am catching up. Just wanted to say your kitchen is a dream. Love your color choices and as I followed your changes over the years, this is just the best ever.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Hi Marly!! I'm so happy you found me again! Woo hoo!! Thank you for your kind words. I am really happy with the colors! Light, airy and farmhouse-y! :> )

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