What a fabulous weekend! I love fall, we had the blinds wide open today, here's the view out our front window.
We didn't get any painting done this weekend but I enjoyed some Fall nesting ... cleaning, and cooking.
I received my Epicure prize shipment this week courtesy of Nancy McKay Watts (aka The Spice Nut) with Epicure Selections. One of the items I decided to get with my $85 winning was a 12" fry pan with a glass lid ... this sucker is huge and it is my new kitchen fav!
Friday night I made a beef and noodle stir fry, there is sooo much room in this pan it is fabulous for one pot cooking. It's so much more then a fry pan. Tonight I made Pork tenderloin with a mushroom pan sauce and served it over a cornbread stuffing. Here are some pics ...
|Love the tempered glass lid!|
|I made Frank take a picture of his plate before he started to eat!|
Did a couple of "practice boards" on some paint finishes this weekend. We want to do some faux brick on the wall behind our gas fireplace/stove. Frank will do the texture portion of the bricks with drywall compound then I will paint the bricks, this photo just shows some of the colour palette but the texture will make such a difference to the final outcome. I had also been wanting to paint faux wood beams, I did practice boards of barn board, pine to match our floors and a darker stain but right now we are leaning toward a full wall of brick only. My pine practice painting is below.
|There will be more texture on our wall from the compound which will make it easier to add dimension with paint (I haven't mastered adding dimension on a flat surface)|
|If we had decided to do a beam I would have gone with a less "mustard" base, maybe something a little more grey.|
Have a great week!