Monday, March 14, 2011

English Daisies - I have a bad case of spring fever this year

I was on a mission to get to Home Depot to buy some paint for several guest rooms
that I have to get painted for "The Wedding" and in my typical "ADD" fashion, 
these lovely English Daisies distracted me. 
Before you know it..... I was off buying all manner of items
and then....I remembered I was there for paint.

But really.....aren't they just wonderfully happy

How could I pass them up.....3.29 for a 5 1/2" pot bursting with these little pom poms!

I'll take 4!
I ended up creating a run on them with my exuberance...everyone in the store had some in their wagon!

I did eventually get around to paint and I chose several colors from the
Behr White & Light Collection. 
I used the Behr Premium Plus paint with the Primer included.....

(to try and save the man of the house extra work)
I have to say, I was quite impressed.  It covered beautifully in 2 coats over new sheetrock....greenboard to be exact. 
No splatter, no drips....totally impressed!

I'm actually a paint snob and will usually only use Benjamin Moore Aura but with all the costs for my daughters wedding I have to admit I was trying to save a little money.

The rooms are new construction in the basement and the natural light is minimal so I wanted very light colors but didn't want the rooms to be white.   
(I downsized 3 years ago from a 5 bedroom to a 3 bedroom.....guess what....I've got a 5 bedroom again....figures)

Desert Powder is a soft buttery cream color
Coastal Fog is a pale soft blue
Abstract White is such a soft green  it can barely be called green

 The pictures are not the greatest....I tried to get the colors directly off the Behr website
but they wanted me to sign up for their...blah blah blah...wasn't happenin

I'm super happy with the colors....soft and subtle.....2 bedrooms done, 
1 foyer area/laundry room to go!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Rusty Metal Flowers....Perfect for Spring!

I was lucky enough to miss most of the New York winter this year.  I was able to spend 6 weeks in sunny was even cold there, but I know it wouldn't be nice to complain...30's and 40's was way better than snow, ice, wind and freezing temperatures.  

I was in love with all the wonderful rusty metal places in Cave Creek that sell 
everything you can imagine, made of metal. 
My family took me out there to pick something for my birthday.  This was my pick.

I think this is perfect and I have a spot all ready for it.  It was a bit of a challenge to find something that goes well in a NY garden. It cost as much to ship it as to buy it.  (cost $72.00) a gift from my love. (cost to ship $70.00....well there were a few other things in the box)

The cactus are wonderful and if I lived in Arizona I would surely have several in my garden.

Some of the stuff was more than fabulous....look at this herd of deer!

And this PILE of fencing and gates!

 I'm wondering what I will pick next year.....

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Haleluiah...I think I did it!

I have been having a hard time getting this up and running....even though I thought I knew what I was doing since I manage another I wrong.  Google is absolutely no help but I think I got it figured out and I wanted to post so I can see what happens....wish me luck