Friday, July 13, 2012

Ugly Appliances

Good Morning!
I am new to the phenomenon of spray painting anything you choose to re-do. If you are on Pinterest you probably have seen the upholstered chairs that have been spray painted and refrigerators etc..

Well, I am not that brave but I did get inspired to spray paint my ugly Kitchen Aid. It's kind of a yellowy, lime color. It was a hand-me-down and I love it, but wasn't crazy about it's 70's color!

So..went to the hardware store and picked up a can of black
 "Rust-Oleum" Appliance Epoxy spray paint.
It's washable and moisture resistant and has a smooth shiny finish.

 I covered the parts I didn't want painted with masking tape. Also, the very back unscrews and comes off to expose the wires. I wrapped it with saran wrap and put a rubber band around it (so progressive). I sprayed the cap, which you see in the pic below, separately. I'm sorry I didn't take better pictures of the details.

I learned the hard way that you have to spray LIGHT coats of paint otherwise it drips and streaks :(

So, I sprayed it and sanded it lightly two times. Then sprayed it a third and last time. It's best to let the Epoxy paint dry for 48 hours in between coats to allow it to set properly. (Sand lightly before you spray the first coat.)


See the back wires exposed? That cap comes safely off.

I had not covered everything with tape yet in these pics. 


I still have to paint the cord with an everyday black matte paint.
 I am quite happy with it! What do you think? 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Salad A Day....

I am one of those people who LOVE a delicious salad but do not like making them. It's always been my least favorite item to prepare. Even growing up I hated when my Mom asked me to put together the salad for dinner.
Something about all the incessant chopping and trying to be creative with what to put in it...
Anyway, I love eating a good salad. So, today I forced myself to make one for lunch.
I happen to be a huge basil fan so I put some basil leaves in the mix, had a bag of lettuce ready to go, added some juicy baby tomatoes, some chicken Marsala from the night before and topped that with toasted almonds and cranberries and presto!

I decided I must force myself everyday, sigh. I never regret making a salad! I feel amazing after I've eaten and that does not happen often!`

Anyone else dread making salads??  I really have no excuse. The grocery stores are carrying so much more in the way of healthy, organic food then they did before. I found bags of salad toppers all ready to go, nuts, cranberries etc. You don't have to do as much thinking work as before.

Here are a few more pictures of salads, just to inspire you me!


Source: via Alicia on Pinter

This one looks AMAZING! Now go make your own yummy concoction of greenery... :)

Saturday, July 7, 2012


I am a little hugely Pinterest obsessed! Check out these super cute outfits.....

ALMOST makes you want to go shopping right?? I do!!
Lots more Pinterest ideas to come.

A Place for Us: Spring Mantel

 I just posted a link to Destiny's blog. She always has inspiring ideas and very creative! I need to re-do my mantle again.

A Place for Us: Spring Mantel