Friday, November 13, 2009

Our New Course at BRCC

Today my Smart Selling co-writer Mary Stephens and I signed up to teach a three week course for home sellers at the Flat Rock Campus of Blue Ridge Community College next March, "Why Your House Isn't Selling and What You Can Do".

Each class is an hour and a half, and you can choose the Tuesday afternoon section that runs from 2-3:30 pm beginning March 2, 2010, or the section on Thursday evening from 7-8:30pm that begins March 4, 2010.

Details to follow...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

We're thinking about doing a painted finish on the backsplash in our kitchen, a faux subway tile. Using automotive masking tape to create a 1/4 inch grout line, Roger carefully created a sample board of tiles that are 3x5 inches, so I could test paint colors and texture. I worked with five colors of Modern Masters metallic paints, including teal, copper, green, pale gold and taupe, and applied them in a random strie so that every tile is different. After they dried, I overglazed half the sample board with taupe, wanting to keep the overall effect very subtle. I like the results, but I'm not sold on the color of the overglaze, so the project has stalled while I decide what to try next.