If you are wondering why I have not posted any painted pieces lately, it’s because I am waiting on a shippment of new paint. I bought a few pieces that have a horrible red bleed and I was having a hard time covering them, even with all of the primers I have on hand. I recently read a post on Miss Mustard Seed where she said that Annie Sloans Chalk Paint was an amazing paint that covered the dreaded red bleed. It’s a European paint and supposedly you don’t have to sand or prime either. This would be a miracle paint if it’s true! It’s VERY expensive for paint when I am used to paying a couple of dollars for oops paints, but if it works, it will be well worth it in time saved. I have 4 pieces downstairs ready for a couple of coats.
So, instead of painting today, I worked on my front door. My curb appeal is slacking a little bit. I am notorious for starting off strong with great pots and pretty wall planters but when the Alabama heat sets in and you have to water them 3 times a day….well…let’s just say by mid July, I have to start over.
I went to Andy’s Creekside Nursury and found some pink Colius, some white impatients, that do really well on my shaded porch, and some creeping Jenny. You cannot kill creeping Jenny and if you plant it in your yard it will come back every year. It trails and is a really pretty lime green color. I layed a scrap of burlap in the bottom to help hold the dirt and reatain moisture but I also love how it looks. This will be so pretty once the creeping Jenny trails and the impatients bloom.