Friday, October 22, 2010

Another Makeover

Y'all (that's for you, Ami) better get used to these because I've got a a lot of them now that this stuff is considered my merchandise. 

I got this at a little shop around the corner from my house.  I always find so many goodies when I go in there and since it's not quiet as cheap as Good Will or any other thrift stores around, I don't go often.  

There really wasn't anything wrong with it to begin with, but since I'm peddling the Shabby Chic bit, it needed some work.

The after:

***  I'm showing my afters first from now on because the first photo is what shows up in the thumbnails in reader and on the "you might like" thingy.

The before:

You can't tell until you pick it up, but it's p-l-a-s-t-i-c.  It's some vintage piece from the 60's.  I've been finding tons of that stuff lately, mostly in a hideous gold color, and it all looks so cool after it gets painted.  With this piece, I hand primed it, hand painted it white, took some sandpaper to it and then used an antiquing glaze.  LOVE IT!!

It's for sale in my Etsy shop.

So it's like 2:30 AM here and I'm supposed to get up at 7:00 to get Han up for school.  Dontcha hate insomnia?  I'll be back sometime later this morning with the Foodie Friday post.  I actually have a recipe to feature this week.

Oh that reminds me, I thrifted this cool alarm clock last month for two buckaroos.  Yeah, cool... except for when it's waking the dead at 7AM!


Linking to:
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
Fab Friday @ Frugal & Fabulous Design 
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge 
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Everything But the Kitchen Sink @ A Little Knick Knack 
Remodelaholics Anyon @ Remodelaholic 
Sat Soiree @ A Little Lovely 
Show and Tell Sat @ Be Different, Act Normal 
Sat Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors 
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff 
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping it Simple 
MMM Day @ C.R.A.F.T.  
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative 
You're So Very Creative @ Me Making Do  
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch 
Make it 4 Monday @ cottage instincts   
Craft-O-Maniac Monday 
Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff 
Trash to Treasure Tues @ Sassy Sites  

10 crafty peeps said:

  1. It looks amazing!! Love it!!

  2. I show my inspiration first and that is the thumbnails that show up too. Hum, maybe I will put a small picture of mine first and then move on with the normal post.

  3. Now that is a transformation. Love it now!

  4. Wow. That is plastic? Did I read that right? What a great piece. So cute.

  5. So neat! I can't believe it's plastic! Coooool cooool

  6. Love the make over. I think they look much better with their new coat of paint. The black paint just do them justice.

    I hope you can stop by my blog and show off your project to my readers on my Show Off Sunday Party.


  7. Love the sconce...and I see those all the time. I'm inspired!

    Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday -


  8. Plastic, huh? Amazing. Great paint transformation!

    Would love for you to link up to Passion for Paint this weekend!