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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Super excited about this paint!!

Before discussing paint, let me say that yesterday's blog was tough to post. At this point, being so close to goal and having a timeline, a gain is NOT at all what I want to see, and it is much harder to deal with than it was six months ago because I now feel like I am working so hard. When I got out of bed Saturday morning, I went directly to the scale, still cranky from Friday mornings weigh in. When I stepped on the scale, I saw the results I had HOPED to see on FRIDAY! So, feeling frustrated and ecstatic all at the same time, I was eager to work hard the rest of the week, and Friday should be awesome!

I spent the ENTIRE day painting out in the garage with the tunes cranked up and the dogs hanging out watching me. It was so completely gorgeous outside, and my painting project was going so well, I didn't come inside until I absolutely had to! We had early dinner plans with Mikes parents and his siblings, so at some point, I HAD to wash all the paint off of me!

Several months ago, I decided to paint my Grandma's old sewing machine so I could put it in my entry and enjoy it. I was really nervous about not knowing what the heck I was doing. Sometimes I get a project going, and it's taking longer than I anticipated, so I get in a hurry to just get it done, instead of getting it done right. So with this project, I was trying VERY hard to be patient. I was going for that whole Vintage Shabby Chic thing.

Have you heard of "Annie Sloan Chalk Paint"? Well, if you like to paint random things around the house when you're wanting a project, this is the paint to buy! No sanding, no prep work, no worries! There was a lot of sanding that I could have done, and I did do some, but I kind of wanted to keep it a little beat up, but just give it some color.

Grandma's Sewing Machine Before....


The top is in really bad shape, but I love how all the cracks soaked up the dark wax!

Then I just started grabbing random garage sale finds that I had around the house and started painting!!!!

I bought these three tables for $9 dollars about four years ago. They all looked like the one in the middle. I painted the zebra one awhile back, then yesterday I used my two Annie Sloan colors to play with the other two!

Who KNOWS what I'll find to paint today!!






When you take it off the skewer, it's a big plateful of food!

After dinner, Mike and I took a long drive looking at other people's house colors. It's time to paint. Urg. Then we stopped at Orange Leaf for some frozen yogurt! Then I believe I said some thing like......

"So this is what people do that don't hang out at the bar on a Saturday Night, huh?"

He seems to be enjoying the fact that I'm now a cheap date!! I haven't told him yet how much I plan to spend on a whole new wardrobe!!

Refresh...I can eat 26 points a day.
I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.
I have an allowance of 49 points that I can dip into if I chose.
I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.

The food I ate and it's PPV

Breakfast = Coffee with Skim Milk, Egg Whites, Cheese,
Banana, 1 T. Chocolate Better n' Peanut Butter (4)
Snack = Pear, Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge (1)
Lunch = Luna Bar (5)
Snack = Cantaloupe (0)
Snack = Small Slice Cold Pizza (5)
Dinner = 6 Chips, Artichoke Dip, Sunset Grill's Hawaiian Skewers (9)
Snack = Frozen Yogurt (7)

Total = 31

Today's Exercise = I started painting early in the morning with plans to walk later, and it never happened!

How many glasses of water I drank today = 12
Activity Points Earned Today = 0
Activity Points Earned This Week = 0
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 39
ALCOHOL consumption = NONE

"love the life you live, live the life you love"

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