Painting small things while watching something British on Netflix is one of my favorite free-time activities.
After working a 40 hour per week job, trying to keep my home presentable and fulfilling volunteer obligations, I relish a little alone time of mindless painting. It had been a while since I'd mixed up any homemade plaster paint and I had a stack of small items waiting...
I wanted to achieve a weathered wood finish on this piece, as an alternative from painting it white. I have sold two similar pieces in white on Etsy, so it was tempting to go with what works, but I opted for the gray.
Here's what it looked like before:
Not bad, really. Raw wood with a dark green stamped logo from a local honey provider. I could have left it alone...but why leave something alone when a yogurt container of plaster paint and MI-5 are waiting?
This week, we have some wonderful features again. Thank you all for never failing to inspire, amaze, and cause me to want to head to a thrift store or garage sale to copy you.
Sometimes I have 4 features instead of three - this week is one of those weeks!
Vickie from Ranger 911 shared a very amusing post with some great thrift store finds, along with lovely inspiration photos. Trust me, you will find it hard to tell the difference between her home and her inspiration photos. She has great style!
Tina from What We Keep posted a quirky-sweet project that just grabs me! It takes a minute to figure out exactly what you're seeing...then you swoon. Love that girl! Love her heart.
Terry from Forever Decorating shared a gorgeous chair and her "shortcuts" for doing a "half & half" chair. She has a knack for adding just the right details to make something special.
Last but not least, a new Texas blogging friend, Cecilia from My Thrift Store Addiction, shared a project involving a great-looking shutter, vintage plates, and a clever option.
I would also like to thank sweet Audrey for making introductions, and wish her and her sweetheart a very happy 64th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TODAY! (She won't read this most likely, since she has a movie date.) Audrey, you are a sweet inspiration, and I'm glad we're blog friends.
THRIFTY LIFE THURSDAY #24
This is a gathering for people who enjoy hunting for treasures
that may have previous experience or lived a former life elsewhere.
Please share items that are second-hand or are composed of second-hand materials.
Types of Posts to Share:
Word for the Day:
24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,
25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some,
but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.