Sunday, June 2, 2013

Heads Up...

I guess this post could be filed under several topics, but firstly it would have to be the top contender for "you don't know how wrong something looks until you photograph it and then put it out on the blog for thousands of people to see". The next category would be "coming super late to the party". 



The second category, first...
This is my first shot at Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
I know, I know....
don't judge me for being a little slow to get to the party.
LOVE this paint...
dried quick, distressed so easy,
but then you ALL know that don't you?


I've had a can of Old White for over a year, but when you have a husband that's sick
or any kind of family issue, most projects just don't happen...nope. not happening.


(He's much better, long road...but better.
Inner ear surgery for Meniere's Disease)


I've had this wonderful old piece of detailed wood hanging out in the garage for months, taunting me to get my rear in gear and paint it. 





but when I saw this photo (below) from a post I did back in March I cringed,
'cause the teensy header I had was lost on the door and flanking windows.
(btw, this post was my highest viewed post ever)



So I finally got around to doing the deed and hopefully making the entry look a little more thought out. I love using old headers and furniture remnants to help beef up the moldings above the room openings. This space could use something even bigger, but until then, I think this will work.

Skinny moldings must have been all the rage in 1982...

This one is above the Entry in the Dining Room.


another smaller one heading toward the Kitchen.



Here is the culprit from the entry that found a new home in the Hallway, 
going into the Dining Room.
(I need to straighten it up a bit)



 from the Hall into the Powder Room
(and no, that's not dust on the door panels,
I just like a gray film all over things...)




But here's my fave baby of them all.
The hunky piece that got me started on this.



I swooned over those scallops.



In the Kitchen going to the Living Room.


That's just one little thing I can cross off my to-do list.

and a note from Tornado Alley...
we're all so so tired of this.

Joining in on these parties:

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Ranch

Have a great weekend,
xoxo,

59 comments:

  1. Love seeing all of your projects Debra, and I think they all look great!... I hear everyone talking about Ann Sloan Chalk Paint (did I get that right?) and I don't have a CLUE what it is or what to do with it!!!... guess I'd better get "my rear in gear" and find out too!... hope the tornadoes are gone for now and everyone safe in Missouri (and elsewhere too)... xoxo Julie Marie

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  2. I love all your headers, Debra. I'm glad hubby is doing better. Sending prayers for safety.xoxoRosmary

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  3. Oh, Debra, I just love all your doorway headers!! They look so cool and the new one over the front door is just right. I haven't yet tried the AS paint either but have it on my list to order some day and try. I have so many things that need to be painted!! So happy to hear that your husband is doing better. It has to be such a relief after all you have been through. Blessings, Linda

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  4. Debra, what a fabulous idea! LOVE the headers and your first attempt at ASCP. I hope you don't mind if I take your lead... these would look amazing in my house..., as amazing as they do in your!!!! You rock!
    I hope you will share this at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS! Brilliant!

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  5. Newest header looks great over the entry doorway, and the previous runt looks fantastic over the hallway to DR!

    Glad to hear you're ok...thought of you as I was seeing the warnings last night on the news. We've had some scary thunderstorms here, one year one was even called a tornadic thunderstorm, and last year we got the brunt of the derecho in our state, but can't imagine year after year & the stress that would cause. Stay safe,my friend!
    ~R

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  6. Yup... swooning here over the doorway headers Debra. The newest one is a beaut!
    I am glad you are all safe. Also that your Husband is doing well after surgery.
    Hugs, Gee

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  7. What a great piece that is, Debra! I have a too small piece over our front door, but I figure it is out of the way for now. : ) I'd like to get one that is longer and takes in the width of the door and molding. Welcome to chalk paint! I think it is great to read the posts of people using it for the first time. We were all first timers at one point!

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  8. Those are all amazing pieces!! I have several and am just in awe at the work that went into some of them. They are beautiful.

    Judy

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  9. Beautiful, Debra!
    God bless you and your hubby.

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  10. What fun architectural detail. I must find something like that for one of my doors.

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  11. Debra,
    I love all your headers. Something about headers is so eye catching. Love them. Yours are truly chippy and so beautiful. Makes you feel like a great big welcome to come through the door. Glad to hear your hubby is doing so much better.
    Kris

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  12. awesome collection of headers, debra! stay safe and have a great weekend!!

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  13. The headers are a great touch to all the doorways. You have found some amazing pieces. I have many but none as beautiful as yours. I hope the hubby is at the top of his game soon.
    Nancy

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  14. You may be late to the Annie Sloan party, but you know some parties don't really get started until some fun-loving person shows up. Yepper, the party can now officially begin with the arrival of your fantastic door moldings! How many people are now inspired to add door moldings? Hold up your hands. MY HAND IS WAY UP IN THE AIR.

    Got to go now and find some door moldings.

    Judith

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  15. Debra it has been a bad spring for so many.Praying for all.
    Yes I do like the larger better too.If I make a change I take a photo then put it on the computer and really look at it.So many times I change what I did because it looks so different on the computer.Sort of like having another set of eyes to really see something.
    xx
    Anne

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  16. Love the look Debra, I think my fave is latest one (first on the post) Great job!

    kathy

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  17. Hi Debra! I'm so glad to know you're okay! These tornadoes are just terrible. I'm praying for your state. Glad to know your hubby is doing better. Love love your headers! I wouldn't know how to hang one! Yours are so pretty!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  18. Oh my goodness Debra, you and I must be cut from the same cloth. After I posted pictures of my bedroom and seeing the dinky little header over my big window and I did the same thing. We were probably even working on them the same day. lol I took a piece from a footboard of a full size bed and the size is so much better.
    All of your headers are wonderful!
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs
    Becky

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  19. Hi Debra,
    I'm loving your pretty architectural pieces...swoon worthy!

    Hope your Mr. CG is doing well.


    hugs
    Sissie

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  20. Debra,
    You sure do have some charming headers. Yes...it is funny how we see something different after we post it on our blogs. Happy to hear that your hubs is doing much better. Hope the storms stay away from y'all...hurricane season started today for us:(

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  21. Love your pediments. I have a couple of pieces like this too, and also hanging above the doors.

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  22. Oh fab Debra!! I love those. I've done something similar in my house, but not to this extent. It looks gorgeous. BTW, love your new header on your blog, although I know it's not new any more. Miss you, since I haven't had time to visit my favorite blogs lately. I've been busy getting ready to move next month hopefully!!

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  23. Loving all your headers!! Just beautiful!

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  24. Love, Love those Crowns above the door, so wonderful. What a great job you all did. BTW I hope your hubby is doing better. My inner ear problem has been difficult enought. Lovely, Lovely doors. Have a great weekend, Di@Cottage-Wishes

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  25. Debra,
    I love your doors. Pray for all of you folks in Tornado alley. Hope have a storm cellar.
    Stay safe.
    Diane@babiesbridesandlavende

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  26. Glad you like the chalk paint... I love it! Stay safe!
    Susan

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  27. It's amazing how the camera lens can show us the ways of our err, just like looking in several mirrors at our make up before we walk out the door!! I love what you've done. Never knew they were called headers. The problem in my old home is that all of the doorways are rounded at the top. Back in the day I draped them with faux flowers but no, no, no...never again! ;-D

    XO,
    Jane

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  28. ...and no, I don't live with the Seven Dwarfs!! lol!

    XO,
    Jane

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  29. Hi Debra, I like your door headers and I am glad that you are safe after the storms. Hopefully everybody gets a break for awhile from them. I have been playing catchup with my reading tonight and watching the temperature drop. 40's tonight. Have a wonderful Sunday. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

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  30. So funny, I just went to a garage sale yesterday and picked up a piece of molding that looks just like yours...AND, I planned to paint it with Old White Chalk paint AND put it over my door. Too coincidental.
    Hoping you are storm free for the rest of the season.

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  31. I am VERY late to the chalk paint party too and I have no excuse! I have a shop that sells it within walking distance of my house! It is pricey and I am afraid...those are my excuses! The girl that owned the shop said I could do all my kitchen cupboards with it (that is my must-do next project) and it would look gorgeous. It would be an investment. Your door hanger came out gorgeous! Maybe I will try it on something small first!

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  32. Such a great idea to use these architectural pieces this way! You may be "late" to chalk paint but I JUST used my circular saw to make a box LOL. I've NEVER cut wood or hammered a nail to make a project!

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  33. love the headers..and I love Annie Sloan paints even tho they are spendy, they have such a nice feel to them, especially after waxing.

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  34. Love them all. You folks are in tornado ally. Oh dear! You have had enough already!
    I have a friend with Meniere's and it is one nasty thing! Hope your husband is better now.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  35. Love the new header. Love all your headers. I have yet to try chalk paint either. So you are ahead of me!

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  36. Love, love, love 'em! Good job, and stay safe! Sandi

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  37. I love using architectural pieces over doorways. You have some great ones. They definitely add interest!
    Mary Alice

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  38. You really did make your entry much brigter. That painted archetectural piece sure makes a beautiful statement piece over your door.

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  39. They are all so pretty! Such a nice touch to these entries and each so unique...love them all!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  40. Love it! I have something I can use too. I have put one on top of a mirror and also two windows and now I'm on to doors! How fun! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  41. Hi Debra, I love all your architectural pieces and I hope your husband is feeling better!
    xx,
    Sherry

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  42. What a great idea, I love all of your headers. Something else for me to be on the lookout for while antiquing!
    Karee

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  43. The last one with the scallops is my favorite! If you ever tire of it (fat chance) I've got just the spot for it.

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  44. Whoa! I cannot believe you found all of those wonderful headers! Simply divine, I'd say!

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  45. I like the new molding better, but I don't think the other one looked bad at all. They're all beautiful. What a successful first try at Annie Sloan paint. It's perfectly distressed. (I haven't tried it yet either,and I think I'm completely missing the party!) Hope you have a great week!

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  46. Love all of your headers - the new switch looks perfect!

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  47. HI Deb,

    What a great collections. I drool coz I been looking suck.

    I found one and hanged in the open porch in our cubby house but it is in tenn.

    Well, I will sort it out what is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, here in Sweden.

    TY heaps for the inspiration.

    Greetings,
    /CC girl

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  48. Everything that you do is just wonderful! :)

    AND as to the weather; you and my son! He's ( oldest one ) in Missouri now too / in St Louis

    Every time I see something about the weather there I text him to see if he's alive and then check your blog too. You are starting to feel like family! :)

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  49. Those are truly awesome pieces, and I love that last one the best too. I've looked for one for forever...to no avail. :(

    Linsey

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  50. Love them all...they are just beautiful...true works of art...you are inspiring me to take mine out of the closet too!!

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  51. What a gorgeous group of headers Debra - I think this may be your second most viewed post!!!
    Thanks for sharing
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  52. I love the sense of architecture that these headers add! So pretty!
    XO,
    Christy

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  53. So glad you are safe from the tornadoes Debra. And that hubby is on the mend. You've had a lot going on! BUt I love, love, love the mouldings over all of your doors. Now I want one!!!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  54. These are beautiful! I'm swooning over the scallops, too. I'm visiting today from Savvy Southern Style. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I'd love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

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  55. These are so beautiful. I am so glad I saw this. I am hosting a giveaway via Arcadian Home on my blog. It would be great if you could stop by. Have a lovely day!

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  56. Oh, WOW, do I hear ya! Life happens and all these projects are just screamin' at me. I am taking them in stride as my priorities allow me a little time. I LOVE your door headers. BEAUTIFUL!!

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  57. Oh, goodness! I love your headers! You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  58. Debra, found you at Make It Pretty Monday tonight. Love the headers and glad to hear that your husband is better. I just followed you on Google+.

    Helen

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