Thursday, April 22, 2010

Armoire Redo and Finds

Check out this sweet little table I picked up last week at my local thrift store.  It was $3.  It had obviously been sitting outside and had a layer of powdery dirt on it.  I brought it home and got out my air compressor and blew the dirt off.  I love the finish on this piece it is already shabby distressed white.



I finally painted this armoire.  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 the sticks and pheasant feathers though.  I'm really into natural decor items.



I'm loving old keys.  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.  I love the distressed black finish on them.  I 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.


Remember this mirror with hooks I got from a yard sale 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. The other problem was my board was two inches too 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!!!!