Thursday, February 10, 2011

WHAT was I Thinking???

  If you are not yet a FOLLOWER.....FOLLOW starting TODAY...Im taking names starting a couple of days ago in prep for a GIVEAWAY you will NOT want to miss!!!  That is coming NEXT WEEK!!!
If you already FOLLOW, you are in....if you are not yet a FOLLOWER, betta get on da BUS and become a FOLLOWER starting TODAY!!! 

Hey-O Everyone!!!
I am a ZOMBIE this morning! 
Im in a FIGHT with my Bathroom Dome, aaaaaaaaand....the Dome is WINNING! 
OMGosh!  WHAT WAS I THINKING???  The Dome looked FAB at the First "Finish" then I had to go and CHANGE my vision....and NOW Im PAYIN!!!   It is looking amazing but the amount of work is about to KILL ME!  Im pretty sure I have PERMANENTLY BENT the metal plates in my neck!  Im gonna live the rest of my life looking ALL THE WAY UP at the sky!  LOL!!!!  Isnt that a LOVELY VISION!?
Head ALL THE WAY back!  UGH!  Im Laughing out loud!   How will I ever DRIVE again...or go watch my kids activities???  Everyone will be like "Why is that girl looking up at the CEILING?"  LOL!  I will have EVERYONE around me LOOKING UP... they will be like "What is she looking at?"  They will all be STARING UP in search of what is in the SKY, or on the CEILING....OMGosh!   I am laughing SO HARD at that vision , my abs hurt!  Which tells me I am SOOOO TIRED that I am DELUSIONAL!  SIMPLED OUT to the MAX!!!
SO...THAT being said...Im not sure how much I can say below!   CRAP...and I keep making TYPOS {sp?}...MAYBE if I GLUE my computer to the CEILING I could type better!  OMG! 
Laughing...Uh...the abs!  Shheeesh!!  
Let me TRY and get through this...

Again...Dome BEFORE.....

And THIS { I forgot to show yall yesterday }  THIS is what I WANT to do...{ did this in a Parade Home } BUT it is LOTS of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.... so, gotta make do with what I have.....

First coat...

Done with first coat....

Now Im adding a bit of a Bronze Metallic Glaze...

You Feather it on...and see that GiNormous rag in my NUMB left hand...I Blot it off in an UNEVEN pattern....

Feather ON....

Rag OFF....

Feather ON....
Rag OFF.....

OMGosh!  I am LAUGHING SO HARD right now I have TEARS, Streaming!!!  And I KNOW this can NOT be funny to anyone in a "Normal" state of MIND!  HEY!  SHUT UP!  I am Normally...NORMAL!     I THINK!    LOL!   Uhhhh..I need to breath for a sec!   HANG ON!

Feather ON...then Rag OFF.....

SOMEHOW...Me thinks trying to do a TUTORIAL with pics and not Video is NOT as HELPFUL!
Aaaahhh....Abs HURT, Tears STREAMING!

OK!  Let me just tell you this Rag ON then Feather OFF { OOPS!   I said that BACKWARDS!  LOL!!!  Its Feather ON , Rag OFF }....this goes on for HOURS....OR in this case, DAAAAYS!!! 
I have gone ROUND and ROUND ad ROUND this Dome so many times I have VERTIGO!!!  Laughing!
LITERALLY!   UP the ladder...Rag on, Feather off {or whatever }...DOWN the ladder...move ladder forward a few steps....UP the ladder, Feather ON, Rag OFF, DOWN the ladder! 
Move ladder forward a few steps...UP the ladder, Feather ON, Rag OFF, Down the ladder!   UGH! 
HANG ON.... breathe Kara!  This AGAIN, goes on for DAYS!  Day 3 to be EXACT!  LOL!!!

WHOOP...there it is....

You can see the Bronze....I HOPE, after ALL THAT WORK!


It GLOWS { or did } at night with the Cove lights on....



Oooooooooooooooooooooooooo  Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vision Change!!!
Now im adding Black with some Sparkle Glaze....This PLUS.....


THIS!   AND...A WHOLE lotta added WORK!  

So AGAIN...WHAT WAS I THINKING????????????????

OK!   Off to the DANG DOME and LADDER calling my name!!!!!    Wwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

Back with more tomorrow!   HOPEFULLY the FINSHED REVEAL!!!

But till then, back to the MERRY GO ROUND!


Suzy Myers said...

Wow. I love what you are going for! And you know one day when it is all done and folks are amazed by it, that crick in your neck will be totally worth it.

I did a faux marble ceiling in my bedroom. I totally get the feather on, rag off, move the ladder thing...


Traci said...

It does look really good but I'm sure it's going to be FAB if you ever finish!!!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"Been there...Done that"... BUT it's all worth it in the end... Working over your head is NEVER fun! I must admit it is MUCH more fun watching you do it,hehe! SORRY!!! AND it's a "Great Workout"!!!
Your home is beautiful and I think your hard work really, really pays off!!!
I'll be watching for the finished product...
Hugs, Donna

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looks outstanding...hang in will be over sooooon:) Looking forward to the GIVEAWAY!


The Decorative Dreamer said...

Oh Girl! You are making me dizzy just looking at you and reading your post! LOL! Not to mention my neck is starting to hurt too. OUch! I am feeling for you! It's going to be beautiful when you are finished though. I just know it!

Kirby said...

Ahh man your making my neck hurt too just reading this, but it looks fab and can't wait to see it all done! Hang in there!

Karen said...

You have more patience then I will ever have. Good luck!

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

good grief, i woulda thrown in the towel by now,, not enough patience here for that. But its looking great..
Feather on, Rag off,, was thinking of Karate Kid-wax on wax off, wax on wax off,,, lol.

Allyson Pecilunas said...

LOL my neck hurts as you are typing this. But I do this too!! HAHAHA cracks me up. I can't wait to see it all done.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Rag on, Feather off, down the ladder, up the ladder...hmmm, isn't there a song...upside down, inside out...dome you kill me. It will be amazing!!!

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Just gorgeous so far…..PLEASE BE CAREFUL! it looks really hard to manage painting and getting perspective and decisions that high up! So far really pretty and rich colors.You have been blessed with endless energy and patience!

Tete said...

Oh my, got vertigo just watching you. Be very careful and don't fall off that ladder! I'm not sure if you have been blessed or cursed, but either way, it's gona be cool.
Hugs- Tete

Sharon said...

Wow! I love the look that you are going for on this project. I always look forward to your posts I think that you are just so talented and BONUS entertaining. Let me just say that I have felt the pain in the neck and girl you are really going to suffer for your art! I mean get out the ice pack and the cervical neck collar pain. I know cause I have been there and done that to my neck. I sometimes wished that I could just remove my head from my neck to take the pain away. I so look forward to seeing your completed project. And to seeing what you come up with next. I half expect to see you hanging upside down from a trapeze with a feather brush and a rag. Love, love, love your energy!!!

NanaDiana said...

Come down, little girl, come down...AND get off the ladder too...seriously...I mean that TWO ways..and I know you GET that! Now you are putting black on it? Are you marbelizing it? Are you making a big smiley face on it? Are you drawing licorice sticks in a crossed pattern? Hurry up~~ It is looking pretty darned good and I can't wait to see what the finished product looks like. AND you have to tell us what your "friend" said about the kitchen dome! Hugs to you my Krazy Texas friend~ xxoo Diana

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Looks great, can't wait to see the finished project, so please, no more rethinking, just do it! :)

The Tuscan Home said...

Ok, my neck hurts just looking at those pictures. I can't believe how much work you have put into the pretty dome. I must say, it looks phenomenal, Kara! Your work always impresses me. I can't wait to see what happens when you add the Black Sparkle Glaze...Ooh La La!!

Take it easy up there....pleazzzeeeeee!!!

Gypsy Heart said...

Kara, STEP AWAY FROM THE LADDER! I kinda think you've lost it this go 'round girlfriend. :-)

It is absolutely gorgeous but I have no clue how you're doing this, day after day. One thing to think about & perhaps share with future prospective've added insulation with all that paint.

Seriously, you are incredibly talented! Can't wait to see the finished product. I think you should call a chiropractor and masseuse and have them standing by when you do step down for the last time.


Theresa said...

Kara, I live in Texas too. Rockwall (the smallest county in the Big TX.) After seeing your earlier post on how much you LOVE the snow (not), I just had to send you this. My sister-in-law sent me a picture of a TXDOT sign on I-35 between Austin and San Antonio. A little Texas humor, it said "Oh My God! It That Snow?!? We're All Gonna Die!!!!"

Stay warm and God Bless, my friend,


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Kara- I think it looks amazing!!! - what a neat feature to have in your room! I can't wait to see how fantastic it will be all finished up- incredible work!!! Thanks for sharing this over at my party! :)

Sandy said...

Whow! Your post made me a bit dizzy.. trying to keep up.. your one brave woman! I'll be back to see the finished product.. bet it's going to be spectacular!

Kathy said...

This is so beautiful, I just love it...yikes girl be careful up there!

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