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by Jolene Hanig-Jones
I have discovered the transformative powers of spray paint and the plethora of choices in colors and finishes! Spray paint fits right in with my desire to use what I have, recycle that which may be destined for trash, and create something that looks expensive or custom for very little money.
Today, I am going to attempt to do more of a photo montage of some of the many things I have transformed with spray paint. Preparation and patience are the keys to success with spray paint. I follow the directions for cleaning and prepping each piece, as given on the can. That usually involves a thorough cleaning with dish soap and water, sometimes alcohol, and sometimes sanding. It all depends on the object you are painting. Patience is key. Doing a few light coats helps achieve a smooth drip free finish. Then, follow the recommended drying times on the can. Most times you can give a second coat within an hour.
A Sampling of a Few Spray Painted Makeovers...
Last week I started a new page on Our Welcoming Home: Cook It! Fall weather draws me into the kitchen and I begin nesting with my recipes and experimenting with some new finds.
Today, I am sharing some of my recipes from across the web.
Zucchini-Bell Pizza by Skinny Ms.
Slow Cooker Chicken Mushroom Chicken by Skinny Ms.
Easy! Oven-Baked Cod from Genius Kitchen
Slow Cooker Honey Lime Ginger Pork by Recipe Critic
Salsa Verde Corn Chip Pie by My Recipes
Originally Featured in Southern Living Magazine
I have tried each of the above recipes and feel confident in recommending them to you. I hope you will share some of your favorites with me. Please leave a comment and a link to your favorite recipes. As I said, there is something about fall that draws me to the kitchen and recipes. I like to whip up old favorites and experiment with the new!
I love to make soup in the fall…and in the winter, too. Certain foods just set a certain mood for me. Tacos, pizza, hamburgers are all fun, party foods. Soups are part of my “cozy” food category. Making soup can require shopping for various ingredients, chopping, measuring, boiling, and simmering. That can add up to time that you may not have. Let me introduce you to one of my favorite soup finds: Cooke Tavern Soups.
Some of My Favorite Sites