Monday, May 19, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
So, in an attempt to let those buds rise to their full potential, I decided snip a few of the fully opened flowers. Because the buds branch off very close to the blooms, I had to work with short stems.
Now I have a little color to enjoy indoors.
Irises have the same weakness in a heavy rain. Much as I enjoy their beauty in the yard, I prefer this to seeing them lying on the ground.
I don't think I can end this with "Out came the sun." The forcast is for more of the same for a few days. But the rain will bring hydrangeas and more spectacular bouquets.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Then using a can of BM 2150-30 Savannah Green that I had on hand, I gave it two coats.
Here it is in full light. I love the color but it is a tad bit bright for what I had in mind.
So I brushed on a light coat of BM2147-30 Fresh Olive, and wiped lightly with a wet cloth to let the brighter color form a contrast. If you look at the table top, you will see the definite contrast where I painted the rim with the Olive but not the entire top. That's because I had something else planned for the top.
I used Mod Podge to glue it to the table.
Other than drying completely, it is finished. For those eagle eyes, the little white spot just to left of center is Mod Podge that had not dried when I took the picture. As I've said before, my name is Patricia, not Patience.
You may have guessed by now, I plan to use this in the guest bedroom. I'm expecting my girlfriend of 47 years to come for a visit the last week in May, so I have incentive to push forward on that room. I will take some pictures in place for tomorrow's post.