Let me tell you and show you some of the things I've been up to. Take this mirror for example. It has hung in my foyer for three years running. Nothing fancy about it, just a pretty white framed large mirror. It hung over a dresser there and looked nice but I wanted to incorporate it over my fireplace mantle. It would stick out like a sore thumb the way it looks now. Please ignore my fuzzy cute little pink house shoes. And of course the plaid men's pj bottoms I live in as well.
Well I got the idea of painting it and making it match into my living room decor. Our living room is done in burgundy and gold. I know, I know, this is out dated colors but we love them. So here's what it looked like during the process.
The first part I painted looked like this. Then my intentions was to paint the inside part (what's still white) with a metallic gold paint I had. It looked terrible then. The metallic gold I had on hand looked more like mustard exploded on to the frame. (Forgot to take a picture of that mess). So I ended up painting the inside part burgundy as well.
Here's the after picture.
Now I know you see the touch ups I need to do and have now done. What's up with getting older and your eyesight failing?
Fireplace mantel for New Years.
I know that everyone says "do not line your treasures up", but I have not much of a choice in the matter. Our mantle is very narrow.
One of my gazillion birdhouses that was previously in the kitchen.
This jar (for lack of a better word) I made about 25 years ago in ceramic class. It has been sitting around collecting dust.
This grapevine wreath has dried roses from Valentine's past.
For other transformations head on over to Transformation Thursday @ Shabby Chic Cottage.
Also participating in Whitney's "I Made It Without My Hubby" over @ Shanty2Chic.
Head on over to A Soft Place To Land and join in Kimba's "Do It Yourself Day".
I don't know about you but I love a good surprise party. Check out the one over at "The DIY Show Off" Show and Tell Surprise Party. This party will be going on for a few days so don't worry if you want to join late. The more the merrier.
Head on over to Leigh's "Thrifty Thursday @ Tales from Bloggeritaville" to see some great finds.
Wait till you see what I turned one other living room wall into.
Till next time,