Thursday, August 27, 2009

DAY 3 for my TV Cabinet

Day 3 of Cabinet Challenge!

After shadows are laid in.

Step One after base laid in. Trees are added in as I like them.

Ha (I'm laughing now). I got up this morning at 5 a.m., made my lunch, got ready, programmed my first sub job in the GPS my son gave me for my birthday and headed down to the city. Got there way early so went to Starbucks; so proud of myself for being SOOO organized! I even threw in a small watercolor set and Dana Marie's two challenge post painting ideas to work on during my lunch time and free periods...SUCH A GOOD SAUNDRA! Went in, signed in, went to the classroom...and no lesson plans. No problem I say...I'm set if the teacher forgot...but just to check I went to the office to see if she left the plans with the secretary...Come to find out...I was there the wrong two days! My days to sub for this teacher are two weeks in the future!! ARRRRGGGGHHHH!! We all had a good laugh and I promised to return in two weeks. The good news is I met the teacher I am to sub for and we realized we'd met at orientation years ago, and I got a couple jobs from her for the future...AND the other good news is I got to come home and paint on my cabinet!! WIN, WIN!! (cept I probably appeared a bit goofy) (Oh well...that's artists right??) :)

SO...been working on my cabinet some more. The doors are just laid on the floor as they will be...just to get an idea how to proceed...The next photo is what it looks like after I lay in the shadows and light sides of the tree. Now they are waiting for all the aspeny detail!

The last photo is the process right after I paint the background. I lay in trees before I paint the shadows and lights. The pics are sort of backwards, but I think you get the idea.

Still considering green stain on bottom and stained a cherryish color on the top...we shall see. I have to find someone who will router the outside edges of the top...

So, now to read the instructions on the latest big screen we got just last night!! You can see the bottom of it in the top photo. Yep, we turned on our old dinosaur tv last night and the color was going out!! My hubby looked at me and said "I hate this tv!". I knew we were in for another trip and another try at a TV. This one is smaller; which is better for the room it is in...the other one was so big I felt a little like I was IN the TV. We decided to bite the bullet and get a Blue Ray DVD also...I need another degree to understand the set up!! We decided to take it a little at a time...WHEW...All this just to get me to paint our cabinet...OR...was it the other way around...I forget...

Anyway, happy painting to you all! I seemed to have LOST a follower, so we are back to 5 before the next thank you drawing...OK...who dropped out! :)

12 comments:

Jane Hunt said...

This is so cool - what a beautiful way to dress these up!!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thanks Jane! It was fun to do...now to finish the cabinet part! :)

Charlene Brown said...

Your triptych looks wonderful -- thanks for providing the enlargement showing how you achieved the lovely collage effects. Also enjoyed the story explaining how you actually had time for all this today!

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh my Saundra. I thought it was unusual for a teacher to be 'absent' so soon after school starts! LOL Of course, it happens though. Well, at least you had a lesson in gathering up all you need and being super prepared.

Now? Methinks I just want your tv stand! It is going to look simply awesome! I'm still following!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thank you Charlene and Autumn Leaves! Yep, It was a bit embarrassing...but then funny! Stay tuned...I got the stain last night for the bottom...getting ready to apply it as we speak...:) Ya'll are too sweet!

Karen Hargett said...

You made me smile with your story. I think we have all done something similar at one time or another. It sounds though it all worked out fine in the end especially you getting to work on your cabinet which BTW is looking terrific!

How did you start doing collage? What kind of papers/glue do you use? I'm intrigued.

Art with Liz said...

Been catching up on the drama of your tv, your tv cabinet and your loss of weeks in your life! Those panels are going to be fantastic. What a great idea, and what a brave lady you are for taking it on. Bravo!

Lokelani Forrest said...

I am loving your cabinet.

Redheaded Stepchild said...

I love your cabinet - it it's looking great. Funny story, too - I think most of us have done that at least once!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Wow! You have been busy! I've missed hearing about your "doings." I love the panels--what a cool idea to personalize a piece of furniture, while still using your own style (and not having to go and learn (and buy) a whole new set of skills and materials!)

I love the paintings, too. I'm looking forward to being more present in the blogging world and seeing what you will be into next!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thanks Elizabeth! Glad to hear from you again! I used to re-do furniture a lot, and I'm having fun at it again. It's an adventure!

TVRoomStands said...

This is one of the most beautiful cabinets I have seen.

I wish more people would create such original projects for their TV Stands at home

Deb
http://www.tvroomstands.com/

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