Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What I've been up to!

I've been here and there during this summer, and these are some of the things that I have picked up along the way.

I visited my sister in July and she had a whole cabinet full of goodies that she let me sort through and take what I fun is that? This candleholder is one of the items that I chose to take and redo, it totally has great details and excellent potential. turned out beautiful!

I found this little scrollie candle holder at a recent garage sale for a dollar. It was an ugly tan color, and had old wax inside it that I had to dig out. I cleaned it up then painted it, and I think it's pretty cool.

Once again, it is a thrill to me to get something for free or next to nothing and make it fabulous! Love this is so fun to be able to change things up every so often and since the stuff comes so cheap, if I find something I like better I can just take a cue from my dear sister and put it away in a cabinet to give away to someone else. I love re-use and recycling!

This little gem was another incredible find! It's an antique silverware box that is in pretty darn good condition. I forgot to take a before photo, but it was dark brown and only had a few scratches, but the inside is perfect! I masked it , painted it, then distressed it a bit...

...I love the details of this as well, and can use this for a whole host of things...maybe even silverware!

The unbelievable interior.

Just an example of using if for stacking and adding interest.

Picked this up for 5 bucks! I really like architectural elements, but didn't much like the before color so I just whitewashed it.

Now I am extremely happy with it.

FUN, FUN, FUN! There's always more diamonds in the rough out there waiting for me to get my hands on them!