Please excuse the ugly brown linoleum. Someday we'll have new floors.
A month ago I finally painted this amoire. It has been bothering me for quite a while. I bought it several years ago at a yard sale for $30. It was unfinished pine in excellent condition. I painted it a light celery green color. It really was a pretty color. (Wish I had a before picture). But I have been wanting it to be white. One morning I decided to just do it. I took the doors off and didn't even take the tv out to paint it. I distressed the edges and wiped it down with dark walnut stain. I also sprayed the goldish-colored hinges my favorite oil-rubbed-bronze. My only regret is I wish I had done it sooner. I'm loving this "new" peice.
Here's a picture of my winter mantel. I need to make it brighter for spring and summer. I love those sticks and pheasant feathers though. I'm really into natural decor items. (My husband shot those pheasants and had some feathers in the garage. I stole them).
I'm loving old keys like everyone else out in blogland. I picked up this set at a craft store for $4. And turned them into..............
.......these. I found the door plate at a different craft store for $4. The keys were more of a brown color so I sprayed them with my ORB paint and they match perfectly now. I wasn't sure what to do with them until I stumbled upon these two picture frames at my local thrift store for $1 each. They were new and still had the Target tags on them. The love the distressed black finish on them. I just cut some scrapbook paper I already had and mod-podged it to a piece of cardboard. I simply hot glued the iron pieces to the paper. Both pieces cost me a total of $10.
I did this project a few months ago but wanted to share. Remember this mirror with hooks I got from a yardsale for $5?
I gave her a coat of ivory paint, then rubbed her down with stain. I sprayed the brass hooks ORB. She now resides by my back door. I'm hoping to find a bench to put under it so the kids can sit and put on their shoes when they go out to play.
Here's another project I have been procrastinating. My sis-in-law gave me this vinyl saying over a year ago. I had my dad cut a board for me and it just sat until now. Part of the problem was I didn't know what color to paint the board. I loved my sis-in-law's with tan paint under the brown lettering. My walls are tan so I decided to paint it ivory. The other problem was my board was two inches to short. I could have just bought another board but I didn't want to waste this one or spend the money on a new one. So I cut the words apart and took out a little space between each word. Then I had to get it all even. It turned out perfectly.
I love this font! I love the impact this makes being four feet long.
Just a couple pictures of fun things I bought. I got the cute birds nest at Tai Pan on a recent trip to Utah and found the urn for 50 cents at a thrift store the same day.
I also picked up three of these galvanized buckets at Tia Pan. Maybe they will replace the current decor on my mantel. I can see them filled with white tulips!!!!
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