Monday, February 1, 2010

More Monday Blues

Two weeks ago, I was spurred on by Char to post pictures of blue items around my home.  I featured some of my crocks last time.  This time I'm going to share some of my blue painted items.  The first two items were made by our DS#1 for 4H projects.  The first item I know you've seen before, but it's been a while so it's worth posting again. 

The project book said flower box, but I thought it would be better on the counter with a portion of my masher collection in it. 

His second year in woodworking, the project book had them making something that he designed himself.  We brainstormed and came up with this matchstick holder.  Good thing DH can draw out plans!  It hangs in the small area between the kitchen cupboards and our sliding glass doors.    You will notice that neither of these items are roughed up or stained,  we didn't think the 4H judges would appreciate a prim look!  I love both these items. 
This shelf has been my header picture before and if you've been my follower for awhile now, you've seen this before too.  But again, it's a blue piece in my home. 

The last item that I have to show on this Blue Monday is the staircase from the basement family room to the kitchen.  When we bought this house the lower level was unfinished.  The stairs were scary with 2 little ones and a baby - we locked the kitchen door so no one could fall down the stairs - there weren't any banisters or hand rails, just open sides.  DH reconstructed the entire stairway, to my specifications of course!  The treads are stained and the risers are painted blue. 

Now I just wish that our stairs going to the 2nd floor were as good looking - a project for another year. 

All 4 of these projects were painted with Olde Century Paints - Navy.  I will warn you that I don't think it's a very dark navy, but the color has grown on me since we've used it so much around the house.  As I've mentioned before, I LOVE Olde Century paints, they are pricey but for items that you are making to treasure forever it's worth the extra $$. 
Have a great week.  ~Ann


  1. LOve it,Love it, LOve it. Your son treasures are simply perfect. The stairs looks amazing. Great Job!

  2. Your stairs are beautiful!!! I love them! Mine are still unpainted! :-(
    I too love Olde Century paints. Use them on all our projects and the wood items we sell.
    Have a great day!

    Prim Blessings,

  3. Wonderful staircase and your son's items are darling. Something to be proud of and great keepsakes.

  4. Thank you so much for posting these! What can I say apart from I am so in love with your staircase! Awesome! Blue is a fav. color of mine so I will be on the lookout for more prims in blue as yours are gorgeous!

  5. I love the staircase. We are putting wood on ours finally and I will be doing ours in black risers, since we have cast iron rails.


  6. Love them stairs!!!!!...thanks for sharing!

  7. I also LOVE your staircase. It really stands out. Your son's projects are great too. Keepers for sure.

  8. Ann,

    Love everything! but especially that blue stair case. Outstanding!

  9. Ahhhhh, beautiful blues. Love your stairs.

  10. Do you mail order for the Old Century paint? There''s no store within a hour drive that sells it (according to their website). I want to compare some barn red type colors for my kitchen cabinets, but don't want to order paint without seeing it.

  11. Ann thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your blus staircase. Wow!! And the talent your husband has. You have a great spool collection and to have some of your grandmothers things is awesome!! I so enjoyed the pics.

  12. LOVE the stairs!!! I ummm take a sample and get color matched at a home improvement store. Oh wait did I say that. LOL. I buy the little sample bottles of the colors I love and put them on wood and take them in. Shhhhh...


  13. I love your blues! And I am awe-struck by the staircase! WOW! Your hubby did a fantastic job! I so enjoyed your Blue Monday pics!
    Have a great week!


Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm so happy to "meet" you through blog land. ~Ann