Monday, March 10, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
I'm going to share a magical little artistic secret with you today.
I first heard about the App "Waterlogue" from Kim at Savvy Southern Style.
It's absolutely amazing.
I have played with Photoshop for years and have tried almost all of their filters and effects.
I think Waterlogue is by far, the easiest, prettiest watercolor effect, ever.
Here's a picture of our cottage taken late this past summer.
(More about this photo later)
I uploaded this photo to Waterlogue
and the app magically transformed it into the luscious watercolor below!
Here is the before shot again.....
What a magical app!
And I'll tell you another secret.....
I took the above photo right over the shoulders of professional photographers Gridley and Graves
when they visited our cottage last year for -get this- a magazine photo shoot!!!
Shut the front door!
It really happened!
Our cottage is going to be featured in the March issue of Cottage Style Magazine!
I have seen the pictures they took, but not the article, yet.
I can hardly wait!
I sure hope I am not jinxing things by sharing this.
Talk about checking off a major bucket list item!
Thanks to Amy at While Wearing Heels for the referral to Gridley and Graves.
Seems like Blogging can be pretty magical, too!
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
We've been both cold bound and snow bound lately,
hopefully before the pendulum swings back to dark woods again!
Then along came cherry, then white, then maple and all kinds of washed and pickled finishes,
returning again now to white. With a vengeance.
Again, the Before....
And the After.
A close up of the paint finish.
One coat of primer and two coats of Acrylic Alkyd for smoothness.
The paint color is Sherwin Williams- Crisp Linen.
Imagine what white paint or new white cabinets could do
for the dark hole that is my kitchen right now....
and let's not even get started talking about the old wood edged countertop
or the soffits.
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