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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Finally Inspired

This post was inspired by Char at The Pickled Pepper Patch. She is hosting a swap that must contain repurposed things from the Goodwill or Thrift Store. I of course will be participating in this swap but I can't show you yet what I will be trading with my yet to be named partner. What I can share with you is a couple of remakes that I did for myself.

This first one is my favorite. I just painted and primmed up this box and added a candle label that I purchased a while back from The Yankee Peddler. I painted it black first and then did a lite brushing of gold. Sanded it in a few spots and stained it all over with Dark Walnut Minwax Stain. For now it is sitting on the cupboard in my living room.

Next is this little 6 drawer box. I just adore anything with drawers. Again I base painted it in black and then painted over it with a rust color. Sanded it in a few spots to make it look worn and then I stained it.

Next we have a 2 tiered tray. I'm not so sure I like the finish on this one. Again a black base with a maroon color on the top and then finished off with stain. I may have to rethink this one. I don't have any particular place in mind that I want to put this so I guess I have plenty of time to decide if I want to keep the color it is or change it up.

I hope you enjoyed the before and after pics of my makeovers. I so love doing this. It is really fun to take something plain and add color to it and see what you end up with.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and I also hope the snow hasn't been too bad for anyone. We have about 9 inches total at our house but the township and street departments have kept most of the roadways pretty clean so far this winter.

Stay warm my friends and enjoy the week ahead.

Fuzzy Hugs,