Saturday, October 25, 2008

I think I'll paint something

Sometimes you have perfectly good accessories that are still pretty, they just don't work with a new scheme or plan. So, what do you do?? Why, you paint them of course. I know most of you know this already, but the power of paint is so alluring. With just a little time and effort, those old accessories get a whole new look, so why throw them out. These are all yardsale mirrors that I've had for a long time...gold was fine.
But, creamy white is better for the new room. Can you guess which one is plastic? I didn't even know it until I started painting it. These aren't all finished yet, I'll do a little antiquing on them before they make their debut.
Scrollies and bunnies...all yardsale finds too. I'm getting a little tired of the scrollie things, but I think they'll work fine in a new color. I do like their classic shapes.

And how pretty they look now in Heirloom White. Spray painting would have been faster, but I already had this can around, so I resorted to the brush. And it really doesn't take long. I wanted to leave a little gold in the crevices anyway. Again, I'll age these a little too.
More finds from long ago, these sconces also got in on the action.
With a fresh coat of satin black, they will be stunning and work together as a pair (a non-matching pair). I have some important plans for them.
This little $5 yardsale side table got a coat of stain earlier this year, but it was time once again for a really big change.
And Blue Ocean Breeze from Walmart did the trick.

Bet you know which room all of this will go in, don't you?!

We are headed to the beach for a few days this week and it's time for a giveaway. Stop back by on Monday for the giveaway post. Contest ends at 6:00 pm (Central) on Thursday the 30th and the winner will be posted on Friday. See you then! There's a Bloggy Carnival going on next week too, so check out lots more giveaways.

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Stacey said...

Can not wait to see! That bedroom will be gaw-geous!

Screaming Meme said...

Wow! Paint~a~thon! I love it! Come see our Haunted HOuse....Meme

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The room is going to be beautiful.

I just finished painting a few things for our room, at the lake. Changes the whole feel of the room.

We're off on our getaway this afternoon. Having real Fall weather, for our trip. Love it.

Have a great week, at the beach.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I'm so excited. Paint, beautiful pieces, Love the mirrors, secrets, surprises, giveaways, and a trip to the beach. Have fun and I'll see you on Monday.

Jen r. said...

They look great! I can't wait to see them in there!

Bella Casa said...

Can't wait, can't wait! :)

Bella, another aqua gal ;)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love the way paint can change anything! Looking forward to seeing the finished results. Have a great weekend.

the undomesticated wife said...

Great rehabs! I love the little table!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I should get two entries, since I am checking in on a bootleg wireless from Palm Desert.
Have a wonderful time at the beach!

The Quintessential Magpie (Sheila) said...

Can't wait to see the final results with the room. Love these before and after posts.

Have fun at the beach and be safe!

Sheila

Ivy Lane said...

Beautiful transformations. I really like the little blue table. That would a sweet spot for a table telephone in a little niche..

Paint is such a great way to recycle furniture and treasures such as yours!

windycorner said...

Love to see your ideas. I'm painting today, too. A couple of urns that were that verdi gris finish will be turned into black with gold antique finish. I'll post some before and afters.
Holley

Diane said...

What a great idea! I have 3 qts of paint from my paint splotching search for wall colors, and this has inspired me to look at some of the old stuff I have stored. Thanks for the inspiration! :0}

Love the little blue table, but how will it do outside? Did you use outdoor paint or marine varnish?

Diane

Carolina Mama said...

Your Blue Ocean Breeze is awesome! Have a great time at the beach and we'll see your inspirations when you return.

carol said...

I am in the middle of painting (and redoing) my laundry room, thanks to you! Grasscloth green.

What an inspiration you have been.

Lady Katherine said...

The painting is turning out wonderful. Now we want you to come back from the beach. You have left us wondering, what is she going to do next and where are they going and which is plastic. Hurry back

Mariafer said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.
Your blog is gorgeous and I love this project!
Maria

the voice of melody said...

I really like what you did with the blue table. That color is so soothing and gives a cozy touch.

Beautiful blog!

PamperingBeki said...

See Miss Rhoda, THIS is why we love you!! :)

I love what you've done with them.

Paint is a beautiful thing.

Lady Katherine said...

Are you back from the beach, Yet? I can't wait.

KMfamily said...

what a great sneek peak of all the goodies that (im guessing) will go in the new black & white room!!!
So far it all looks so decorativly yummy!
Ans without a doubt , I will be back for your givaway...I can only dream of what it might be!!!

Lady Katherine said...

Okay! I give up, I was betting you would be back by Sunday night, and you are getting ready to leave! I did not like hot tea either, working with an aviation company we were in 40 motor home going city to city state to state. Sometimes I had no choice hot soda, tea ect. Then when I was real sick, tea is only thing I could drink. Plus one of the pilot got me to drink coffee, by adding instant hot chocolate and french vanilla creamer. Home for 21/2 years. I left coffee behind. Tea parlors I have been too, tea was not strong enough I guess we southerners love ice tea strong.

Bo said...

Talk about a new lease on life...wow, those look great. I've got a stash of stuff I need to makeover...Thanks for the easy lesson. ;-) Bo

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Rhoda, I love what you have done...those mirrors look wonderful already. I really like what you did to that 5 dollar table. wow, love that ocean blue that you used. Can't wait to see everything put together. Hope your days at the beach are not 'windy' or 'rocky' and that no one is 'crabby' but that you have a 'whale' of a good time! (Big smile)
Blessings,
Debbie

sarah @ abeachcottage said...

of course I love it Rhoda

i cannot wait to see the room...suspension! and see all the things you've collected in there

have a great time away, take some beachy photos...and think of me lol!

Sarah

Rose said...

Ahhhhhhh yes have loads of fun at the beach! I wish I were you right now! :) We just went weekend before last and I just dream of living in Gulf Shores close to the beach!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! I found a canvas painting of a beach scene a couple months back at a garage sale for 2.00 and posted about it on my blog. Anyway that started the idea of a "beachy bedroom". So I have been working on that project AND collecting stuff for it as well ever since. That's about all I have talked about on my blog ever since I found that painting! lol It reminds me sooooo much of the beach at Gulf Shores. I'm wanting to tie this beachy bedroom into my decorating style in the other parts of the house but don't know just quite how to do that. So I guess I'll just wing it like I do with all the house decorating. lol
Anyway hoping you're having loads of fun and can't wait for your give away on Monday!

Ms. Tee said...

I love that table and the white mirrors. Have fun at the beach! :)

Kat said...

Rhoda...I love the blue on that table. Beautiful!!!! I cant wait to see more.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

You are so right paint changed those items to looking fresh again! I love the little blue table!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

LOL! Well that's a whole lotta painting goin on there! That guest room will be decked out for sure! Paint is such a great way to get some more life out of things we'd otherwise be tired of!

Have fun at the beach!

Manuela

Terri and Bob said...

Love the blue... can't wait to see it in place. I love to paint from time to time, too!

The Berry's Patch said...

Bet your finger hurts. I actually just painted 3 walls and boy was I out of shape. I woke up the next morning in pain. I guess it take muscle to paint. Muscle that I haven't worked on in awhile. I'm guessing the table is going in the guest room? :-)

kari and kijsa said...

Oh...we love a good coat of paint!!!
Have a blessed Sunday!
kari & kijsa

Caren said...

I absolutely LOVE that blue table! Adorable! The room is going to look fabulous and I for one cannot wait to see it!

Lisa said...

I am in awe of you and your blog! I stumbled upon your blog about 2 weeks ago and have been staying up really late to catch up on all the posts (I have two little ones so not too much time to read). You are truly gifted with decorating (of course you didn't know that did you? Ha) and I am learning so much. In fact the hubby and I bought a antique desk to re-do for our daughter's room. We also just redid another vanity/desk and stool. I had some toile fabric samples for years now and didn't know what to do with them so I used my favorite one to re-upholster my newly updated stool. You have inspired me!

Sorry...this post is waaay to long!
Will be following along.
-Lisa

Aubrey said...

Wow. How do you paint with a brush so fast AND have it looks good? You're such a quick worker and make it looks so good--I'm always jealous. :)

Sandy said...

What gorgeous re-creations! Especially love that blue table!
Hope you have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Sandy

ThriftyDecorChick said...

I love all of it! What a difference, and so easy!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Rhoda,

Isn't it fun to re-purpose what we already have. The little blue table is lovely and so cheery. I have been a lot of painting myself lately. I enjoyed by visit and well be back again.
Have a wonderful day,
Elizabeth

The Decorated House said...

Hey Rhoda!
The smell of paint is driving me crazy! LOL
Pat's painting, you're painting and I'm painting. And some of it is aqua/turquoise blue! It is just so funny isn't it. But I'm loving it in each of our homes.
Donna

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I *so* can not wait to see the black & white room. :-)

I found a table in a relative's garage (stuff they were throwing out) and originally I was going to paint it black so it would be a bit neutral. But the more I see fun colors like your turquoisey one...Hmmm....the more my little wheels start to spin. :-)

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hi Rhoda,
I have just found you & what a great blog you have (I am putting you in my favourites for sure). I cannot get over that I live in Australia & have the wall sconse as you, hows that, pretty amazing if you ask me. Am really looking forward to seeing the end result. Hope you enjoy your time at the beach

Lyn xoxox

Margy said...

I love what you can do with a little paint! Gives me inspiration to do some redecorating. Thanks Margy in KY

margybrd@fuse.net

KVC said...

This makes me want to look around my house to see what I can paint!

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. KV