Happy New Year everyone!
We are spending New Year’s at the lake cottage.
It’s been a lot of fun even though the weather has been anything but pleasant. I hesitated taking photo’s because it’s rained constantly, the dark grey skies makes it difficult to get very much natural light, but decided to write a post anyway.
The last time we were here, I painted a little side table that we only use only when we have extra company.
This little table was actually fine before, but I wanted to lighten it up a bit.
I first painted it with a regular cream latex paint, but when I started to distress the edges and legs, it peeled off in chunks…even after it was first sanded. Since that didn’t work, my sister in law, suggested I try painting it with Annie Sloan’s chalk paint. She and my niece have taken chalk painting classes, and have finished several beautiful pieces.
I’m so thankful that she left her brushes and waxes for me to use on this piece. It can get pricy when you purchase the paint, along with the brushes and waxes. However, if you have several pieces you want to paint, it’s worth the extra cost.
black eyed peas, corned beef and cabbage!
I grew up in a Southern family eating black-eyed peas and cabbage on New Year's Day. It was and still is a tradition that is supposed to bring good luck, and financial prosperity in the coming year. One can only hope!
Did you make any New Year’s resolutions?
That’s all for today friend. I’ll leave you with one of my favorite Irish Blessings.
heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
wishing you good luck for the new year!