úterý 29. října 2013

chalk paint table makeover

Muj prvni kousek nabytku, kteremu se u nas (a mozna i u vas) rika shabby chic. Stolek jsem koupila uz pred casem  a  presne vedela, co snim chci udelat. Jen jsem se k tomu proste driv nedostala.

I bought this little side table a while ago and I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.So I finally got to it and here it is.



Takhle stolek vypadal kdyz jsem se pustila do prace. Pouzila jsem tak zvanou "chalk" neboly sadrovou barvu. Jeji vyhoda je, ze se muze pouzit na drevo, ktere neni predtim nijak pripravene a barva drzi a neloupe se. Nemusi se pracne brousit nebo chemicky odstranovat stare laky a barvy. Tuto barvu jsem si namichala sama ale original si muzete koupit treba zde. Uz prez dvacet let ho prodava Annie Sloan.

This is the table before I started. I used chalk paint which is a really, really  great product. No sanding or stripping just apply it on your piece and it will stick to it!! I made my own after I researched the internet. It is really easy to make, but if you want to buy it,  Annie  Sloan  is the original "inventor" of this paint.  


Prvni nater vypadal dost pochybne ale nenechte ze zastrasit.   Kocka Maja si samo sebou nemuze nechat nic ujit a podle ni se nejlepe  spi u cerstve natreneho stolu.....

First coat didn't look that impressive, but don't let that scare you.  Our cat Maja had to be there when I worked and decided that sleeping next to the freshly painted furniture was the best :))


 Barva schne velmi rychle a behem 15-30 minut muzete nanest dalsi brstvu. Po dalsich dvouch naterech....
 This paint is drying really fast and you can usually apply next coat within 15-30 minutes. I put two more coats on......


Potom prislo na radu brouseni aby stary stolek opravdu vypadal jako stary. Takze hrany a mista, kde se normalne nabytek vetsinou odre a poskrabe se proste jen vic "zdurazni"  Nakonec jsem nanesla ( hadrikem vetrela)  tri vrstvy vosku. Prvni bezbarvym voskem a dalsi dve s troskou tmaveho pigmentu.

After that I distressed the table. It is fun and it is a big  part of this look. Finally I applied three coats of wax. The first one clear and two more of dark wax. 



 A to je vse. Jse moc spokojena a pani, ktera si ho koupila take. Napsala mi dekovny dopis, jak perfektne  stolek "zapadl" do jejiho dekoru .  No a na mne  ceka dalsi kousek nabytku.

And that is it. I love it  and so does the lady who bough it! She emailed me thanking, and saying how perfectly  this little table fits in here space. I am so happy and ready to tackle the next piece.

 Na me Pinterest nastence   najdete spoustu inspirace.

Sadrova barva se micha takto:
1 hrnek matove ( ne leskle)  latexove barvy
2 1/2 lzice sadry
1 lzice vody
Sadru poradne rozmichame ve vode a potom pridame barvu a spolecne dobre promichame.

Jestlize pouzijete tento navod a techniku, prosim, budte tak hodne a uvedte me jmeno (blog) a tento prispevek na svem blogu a pozadejte sve ctenare aby ucinili totez a ke svym vytvorum ci sireni teto techniky pridali muj link. Dekuji!
Jestly mate nejake dotazy rada se s vami podelim o mou zkusenost s touto technikou.

Zde se muzete podivat, jak si "upravila" stolek ma dcera.  Maji ho uz od brezna,  vnoucek mu dava pekne "zabrat" (auticka po nem drandi o sto sest :)) a barva se ani nehne! Jeji recept: 3 dily barvy 1 dil sadry.
At uz pouzijete muj ci jeji recept, doufam, ze se vam bude dobre pracovat a nezapomente mi poslat fotky. Zdravim, M.

p.s. pro ty kterym se protaci panenky nad tim, ze jsem natrela dreveny stolek (Neil me tvrdil, ze si ho nekdo koupi a prvni co udela odstrani barvu a zrenovuje ho dopuvodni podoby) privrete ocka a prijdte zase na navstevu :))

 You can go to  my Pinterest  Chalk Paint board for more info and inspiration.
This is the recipe I used:
1 cup latex paint (eggshell)
2 1/2 tbsp. plaster of Paris
1 tbsp. water
Mix water and plaster of Paris thoroughly,  add into your paint  and mix  well.

Here is my daughters table makeover. She painted this table in March and our grandson is playing on it with his toys all the time. The paint is holding really well :))  She used this mix ratio. 3 parts paint, 1 part chalk.
Have fun if you use this technique, whatever recipe you use and send me some pics if you tackle a project. Cheers, M.

p.s. for all of you who think I ruined the wooden table ( as Neil puts it, someone's going to buy it just to restore it to the original) have mercy and come back to visit :))


čtvrtek 24. října 2013

Sweet potato cookies

Nejen pro Ellu a Daju ale pro vsechny krere maji zajem, doplnuji recept k minulemu prispevku. Tady je :

Susenky (cookies) ze sladkych brambor.

1/3 hrnku  masla
2/3 uvarenych, rozmackanych sladkych brambor (yams)
1 hrnek burakoveho masla ( recept zde )
1 1/3 hrnku kokosoveho cukru ( nebo pul na pul krystal a hnedy cukr)
2 vejce
1 lzicka vanilky
2 hrnky celozrnne mouky
1 hrnek ovesnych vlocek
2 lzicky jedle sody
1/4 lzicky soli
 2 hrnky posekane cokolady
(1 hrnek = 250ml)

Maslo, burakove maslo a cukr naslehame v mixeru. Pridame bramborove pyre, vejce a vanilku. Potom pridame mouku, ovesne vlocky a jedlou sodu. Rucne zamichame nasekane kousky cokolady.
Na plech klademe hromadky, trosku je rukou nebo lzici zmackneme (zplostime) a peceme v troube vyhrate na 175 C  10-12 minut.  Dobrou chut!

For all of you who were asking about the cookie recipe from my last post. Here it is :

Sweet potato (yam) cookies

1/3 cup butter
2/3 cups sweet potatoes pure
1 cup peanut butter
1 1/3 coconut sugar ( or half and half  sugar and brown sugar)
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup oatmeal (quick or old fashioned oats)
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups chocolate chunks

Cream the butter, peanut butter and sugar in a mixer. Add eggs, sweet potato pure and vanilla. Mix. Combine the flour, oatmeal, baking soda and salt and add to the cream mixture. Add  chocolate chunks to dough and mix by hand. 
Using a cookie scoop (or just a spoon!) scoop dough into balls (about 1″) on a cookie sheet about 2″ apart. Just slightly flatten dough balls.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy!




středa 23. října 2013

October

I kdyz ukladam fotky do pocitace a mam naplanovano se s vami podelit o stripky z naseho zivota, posledni dobou to nejak hrozne rychle leti a ja uz zase peknou dobu nic nenepsala. Pocasi je nad rijnovym normalem a tak vyuzivame kazdeho slunecneho dne a uzivame tento necekany "darek" Posledni tyden byly po ranu mlhy ale k poledni uz bylo zase krasne. Tady par fotek z mych rannich vyletu nasim okolim.

Even though I am saving photos in my computer and planing to blog about bits and pieces from our life, the time just fly and it is already October! Unexpectedly beautiful one, above season temperatures and  lots of sun. We are totally taking advantage of  this "gift", spending days outdoor as much as we can. We had lots of fogy mornings and I take my camera with me going for walks in our neighborhood. Here are some of the shots.










Pozdni rano a uz zase vyleza slunicko....
Late morning and the sun is coming out....



Ani po vecerech nezahalim,tady je "ochutnavka"  rozhackovane deky :)
Iam not procrastinating, here is a sneak peak of  chrochet blanket i just started  :)


Predu a barvim. 
More spinning and dyeing.



 I kdyz je stale krasne, v nasem jidelnicku jsou ted vic a vic tak rikajic "comfort food"
We have more and more comfort food on our table regardless the nice weather.




 Bochanky se sladkych brambor, kruti prsa plnena houbovou nadivkou a cokoladove susenky z testa ze sladkych brambor.

Sweet potatoes biscuits, mushroom stuffed turkey breast,  sweet potatoes, chocolate chunks cookies.



 
Verim, ze si take uzivate podzimu,zdravim, M

                                               I hope you are enjoying  fall as well, xo M.

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