~~~~~I am beginning to look forward to and plan the photos for sharing a slice of reality with the Reality Shot Thursday linkz hosted by Claudia of Mockingbird Hill Cottage. Today my pictures are a sort of a 'behind the scenes' of what I am working on and the realities of paint, paper, dogs, newspapers, boxes, tools, sewing, writing posts, life.
This week the big job was painting furniture. The weather is changing (wetter, colder) and I want to get the furniture finished before it is too cold to work outside. Can't spray paint in the house (high chair, picture frames). ps: learned I need to tarp a large area around my outside spray area - I had to repaint part of the deck after the last white spray painting job (the deck was grey). I appreciated a blogger writing about the weather problem, I hadn't considered the 'how to spray paint on rainy, windy, cold days'. So spray painting is about over for the season.
I have started to heed some advice from bloggers, especially Donna of Funky Junk Interiors on using a tripod when possible. I didn't use the tripod in these photos but I did in the before, during and after pictures I took for my future posts of the furniture I worked on this week. Donna also wrote: turn off word verification. I did. I also listened to Brenda of Cozy Little House on turning OFF the flash whenever possible. I've turned the flash off for most pictures and it has made a positive difference.
This is my reality this week.
|Furry friend helps as she walks past|
|Kitchen table is a good height for painting, combining mending with drying furniture,|
very time efficient (also laundry, washing dishes, sweeping the floor ...)
|After this marathon of painting (three days, three coats per item, wax etc.)|
the living room was filled, just a TV- to-chairs path was left
Wednesday morning this week I loaded the car with furniture
and most items are in my booth.
Living room is back to normal.
and I learned from Holly at Hoosier at Heart , who wrote:
I saw a tutorial this morning on this blog (Sew Many Ways).
I had no idea that the box at the top of our blogs
were search boxes for the blogs we are on.
I didn't know that either. Thanks Holly.