Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Man Cave Camo Chairs

Last spring I bought a couple of dilapidated director's chairs for $5.  My plan was to paint one a Caribbean Blue and the other a bright pink

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

To Bee or Not To Bee

   Have you ever had a great idea for a project, have it pretty much all planned out in your head, and then can't make it work?  That's what happened with this lamp.  I got this for a steal at a yard sale awhile back and had some great ideas for it.  The brass was pretty shot on it so I knew I would have to paint it.
At first it was going to be antiqued white with a cream or burlap shade.  But when I took a really good look at it I found this great detail on it that I wanted to highlight.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Buffed Wall Art

 Most of you know that you don't have to pay much to decorate, but how does $.50 sound?  I found these cute plastic pieces last weekend for $.25 each and thought they would look good if only they were spiffed up a bit.  I'm sure they came from Big Lots or somewhere else pretty cheap, and they weren't bad, but there was so much gold they were a little gaudy.  I'm showing one done, and the other I will work on this afternoon.  I wish I could capture how different they really look.  All I did to fix the first one up was to take a little rub n buff and cover over most of the gold.  I left some of it showing to give it more depth.  The most difficult part was controlling how much of the rub n buff went on.  I ended up sanding it off in some areas.  So, I tried the silver rub n buff on a metal finial (will post soon) and it looked like aluminum so I had to take it off, but I really liked it on these plastic pieces.  It goes a long way, so I'll just have to see what else I can try it on.  I've seen it in different colors on other blogs and would love to try them, but I can only find it in the basics; black, silver, gold, and bronze around here.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Pretty Smart in Pink

Do you remember this type of desk when you were a child, or have you seen them looking more like the before picture at garage sales or thrift stores?  Don't pass them up, there are so many possibilities to revamp them.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Paris at Junk Salvation

Wow!  Tomorrow is the Junk Salvation sale at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.  I am so excited, this is the first sale I've ever been a part of.  My sister and Jeff at Paris Flea Market invited me to join them in their space.  These are some pictures of what we set up in about three hours.