Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Before and After - Quick Projects & Take-Aways

Here are a few updates on projects
that are not complicated enough to warrant
their own post, but I wanted you to see
change as it continues to happen here!

Here's my door plaque before,
a faux green marble constant 
reminder of a momentary 
lapse in good judgment and taste:

And after a coat of Citristrip, 
a little steel wool and
a bit of elbow grease:

This little zinc wall hanging/holder/hook 
thing got the same citristrip treatment.

I must say, it does pain me to destroy someone's
handiwork - it prompted me to pray for the hands
that created this charming artwork as I stripped it.

As charming as it was, it was not my taste.
I probably should've left this piece for someone
who may have loved it as it was, but I didn't.



Once again, sometimes all you need to do
is take away something.


After take-away...

As pedestals for moss balls:

A gilded frame before:

and after a little ASCP French Linen:

A little stool before:

And after:

What does 90 symbolize?
Read on...but first...

Remember this guy?

White spray paint is nearly miraculous.

This past week, I cleaned and sorted
garage sale things and held a sale.
It was the first of several I hope to have.
I actually have some empty space in my garage!
There is  not enough space yet 
to park a car, but progress is progress.

I'll bet this guy agrees:

What 90 Symbolizes:

Easy. It's how old I felt Saturday
after my 2nd day of the garage sale.
KIDDING! I felt 89. No - really - 
the numbers were next to each other on the
stencil, and I just liked the way they looked.
I usually make things relate, but not this time.

Word for the Day:
Psalm 102:6
I am like a desert owl

like an owl among the ruins.

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The Pink Geranium and Jan's Place said...

I love the owl, it looks like it is chalk ware.My trusty can of off white spray paint is my friend for small projects. Or if I am working on a larger project, my chalk paint can do a quick job on the side!

Jan from The Pink Geranium

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

Love your take aways! nice job on stripping the key holder :)

~ Liz ~ said...

Good for you getting that garage sale done. I will try and take my cue from you. And your projects became great transformations, as usual!


BECKY said...

Wow! Love your redos! They all turned out great, but my fave is the stool!! Too cute!

Thanks for sharing on Blissful Whites Wednesday!
Have a lovely Friday and weekend!

The Other Me Is Sane said...

I really need to do a garage sale, but have been waiting for cooler weather. Your "afters" are so good to look at...especially the "make downs" by taking away.

Donna Wilkes said...

Clear, concise and quick - just the kind of projects I like. My favorite is the white owl. Everything seems to look better white or black. . . or maybe gray. Oh, well, a solid color! Enjoyed how 90 has such a meaning for you.

Tammy said...

Looks great with just a little change! Thanks for sharing all those little helps! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend.