What was I thinking?
Yesterday I posted a southern table setting and gave away dishes and asked you all what you would bring to the dinner party.
And you did not disappoint.
We were on a family trip and we started reading the dish selection aloud. And sighed. And read them again.
One. by. one.
In Arkansas we read about pecan pie and homemade biscuits and corn salad. In Missouri we read about peach cobbler and homemade ice cream and ice box cake. In Tennessee we read about macaroni and cheese and freshly picked berry pie and cheesecake with strawberries.
And in Kentucky we were hungry….
….and so we stopped for ice cream.
Thanks for sharing. If you want to check out what everyone is bringing to the dinner party (there’s even some recipes posted) or enter the giveaway….you can check it out here.
In the meantime, read on to see how I painted my porch swing. 🙂
So I have this little porch swing.
Don’t you love a story that starts like that?
Oh the stories this swing could tell. It traveled across the miles and miles from the city to the country and found a new home on the porch.
But it didn’t always look like this all fancy and black and white with a ruffled center border.
It started out life a little more like this.
Gray and worn and peeling paint and a few random cobwebs.
No strawberry pie for you.
First, I started with a good coat of spray paint.
Actually two coats of spray paint.
Then I let the spray paint dry.
Next, I marked a space about 8 inches in from the sides and taped off the edges with Scalloped FrogTape® Shape Tape™.
I made sure the edges were adhered and taped off the front and the back.
I wrapped the swing to make sure the edges matched.
Next, I wanted to spray paint the scalloped center, but I didn’t want any over spray on the white part of the swing.
So I covered the part of the swing that would remain white with plastic trash bags.
But it got the job done.
I used FrogTape to adhere the trash bags to the swing.
Then I spray painted the center of the swing black.
I gave it several coats of spray paint and let it dry.
Then I removed the trash bags and the FrogTape.
This is the finished project on the deck of the work shop.
Here’s to a porch swing that went from drab to fab in an afternoon.
I think she really got into the “swing of things.”
Don’t you? 🙂