On a side note we were helping our dear friend Ty move out of his home. And he has no sentimentality toward furniture yet and would rather give everything away than to move it to Dallas. So I snagged a couple of items from his house. I got two AMAZING lamps for FREE. Honestly I figured he'd ask for them back and have offered to give them back at any time. But I did also grab furniture he was hauling to the curb to throw out. I got a little side table that he bought when he went to college and a little coffee table (and I do mean little) that was his grandfathers. See!!!! No sentiment!!! Can you believe it? I guess some people can do that. Well, those were my practice pieces leading up to the big project. I had no idea (even though I'd heard) how easy chalk paint is. Seriously, anyone can do it. If you screw up it's super easy to fix.
There were about 2 inches of height added on in foam and batting to the coffee table before fabric was placed..
This is it. My old dining room table that helped feed my family. You've probably seen these around. I spot them all over. It was like jumping off a cliff the first time I put the paint brush to the surface of the table. I just held my breath and dove right in. I think my project was easy in part because I chose great products to use. Will show that in a moment.
I used a blend of colors. 3/4 white and 1/4 gray. Then a brown wax and in the end it came out this light robin's egg color. Knowing what I do about mixing color and pigments I'd say unless you do that mix with the exact product I used you won't have the same results. White and grey and brown do not ever equal blue. There was obviously some other pigments in the mixture than changed once blended. But as Bob Ross would say it's a happy accident. It turned out being a color I very much love. If it hadn't I would've adjusted along the way and done something else. But now I'm fairly certain I have a one of a kind color custom mixed by me and I won't be seeing this in any catalog or showroom.
Now it compliments the green furniture that I had already that was from my living room re-do that I'd mentioned earlier. This was the only room in this house that didn't have green walls. You know that green furniture plus green walls is a little too much. It's all just a dance. It's fun to me to mix and match and move and make something old into something new. Now I just need to finish this room out with some window treatments and a rug! I'll get there sooner or later. Meanwhile, I'll think about it and keep my eyes open for something that I love that will compliment the other furniture.
I still need to finish the top with a gelcoat. I'm just taking a day or two to say goodbye to these scratches and dents.
My new friends at Miss Daisy's Attic is where I purchased my products and she had led me through the process. If you live anywhere near Joplin go visit their store. I love creative spirits and they are some wonderful people.
This is quite possibly the best thing I've ever made. Ok, maybe just this week. Or in the last day. But I am so in love. I'm having a hard time keeping my grubby little paws out of the container. It's crunchy, it's salty, it's sweet, and it completes me. I'm going to marry it.
If you want to experience a love like mine you should definitely make this at once.
Store bought granola cannot be compared in any way. Period.
4 cups of rolled oats
1 1/2 cup of nuts, chopped, in any combination: get what you like. I used pecans and almonds.
1 tsp. of sea salt
1/2 tsp. of cinnamon
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup of honey or pure maple syrup
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 cup of dried fruit, in any combination: I used raisins but you can use dried cherries, blueberries, mangoes, etc.
1/2 cup of coconut flakes
In a mixing bowl combine all of your dried ingredients. Then mix all of your wet ingredients and add them to the dried stirring until it is well-coated. Pour onto a parchment paper lined rimmed baking sheet. I used a 1/2 sheet pan. Spread out the mixture and pop into a 250 degree oven and bake until golden. I stirred mine every 15 or 20 minutes for an hour to get it to brown evenly. I also smashed it with a rubber spatula to try to get it to clump together some. Let cool completely before serving.
Store in airtight container and it will last for 1-2 weeks. If it lasts that long!
I'm a wife and mom! That about sums me up! I am blessed to be married to my best friend for 28 years now. I have 2 great kids that are grown! My hobbies include: Cooking, photography, gardening, reading, painting, and pottery, and feathering my nest! I have a project going at all times!
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