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A Little Change of Colour

My first paint project of the New Year started as a touch up of this little black tray.


I liked the original distressed black finish but noticed that the bead board had quite a few scratches (our family room gets lots of use.) {Black photo above, Dark Grey photo Below}



Touching up the beadboard in black would have been easy enough, but I decided to try a new dark grey mis-tint paint instead. 


So my little tray went from distressed and super scratched black to dark grey with a wax finish. The wax finish (Minwax paste) just may be my favourite part. A simple change that I am enjoying today.


And I'm keeping it real here. Remington's favourite place to nap is our family room sofa. She always manages to get the pillows just where she wants them too. Our white slips and pillow covers need frequent washing with a chocolate Lab and teen boys (plus a gazillion nieces, nephews and greats) so the king size sheet is keeping it a bit cleaner. And it covers up all the great's little messes from Christmas Eve and Christmas meals. I have one more week off before heading back to work and hope to get a lot more of these little projects that have been bugging me done. Starting with washing the couch covers. Again.

I'm sharing this with....
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
WOW us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

13 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!! I'm your new follower.Your blog is fantastic. Can't wait to look through your posts.Happy New Year.

    Kathy

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  2. Hi Elizabeth, I really like your tray in gray. I had a chance to catch up on your posts. Your jean pillows are so cute, and those caramel squares look delicious!

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  3. LOL, yes my white slip covers need washing also. It is a never ending battle. I really like the tray in the the grey, beautiful setting:)

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  4. Your tray looks beautiful, and the puppy does look comfy! How I wish I had another week off too! Happy New Year!

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  5. Ah yes. I know all too well about having to wash the slipcovers often. It's a hassle, but when I realize what would've been left on my upholstered furniture, I'm thankful that mine are washable. I really like how your tray turned out in its new color. It looks good against the white ottoman too.

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  6. The tray is adorable, but I really like your slipcovers!

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  7. Your tray came out very nice..I use the paste wax also, on everything..It really does protect well..Have a nice week off..

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  8. I love the dark grey of the tray, it's beautiful! I have never tried the wax, I would really like to some time.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  9. Your tray looks great! My dogs live on my sofa too. My slips are ivory and I'm always washing them, but the dogs are family too. That is the great thing about slipcovers, you can wash them!

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  10. Love the tray color and the waxed effect. The chocolate lab is adorable!

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  11. I am so happy to see that I am not the only one with a black animal, we have two dogs and a cat that are ALL black and love to curl up on the furniture. Is your white sofa really that easy to keep clean? Do I really not need to stick with dark colored fabrics that create holes in my living room?

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  12. Elizabeth, thanks for taking a look at my little blog. I can't wait to look at yours....so far, by what I have seen, it looks amazing!!! I could waste a few days on here oh, and I'm following you now.

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