Come to the light
I SEE THE LIGHT ! Man , do I ever – in it’s brassiness ! That light just about blinds you…
I try to be very thrifty with everything I do, so lets do this light on the cheap side…..
1. First talk extra nice to Hubby.Ask pretty please if he will take the light down, just because he love his wife and his wife doesn’t like the color.
2. Tape electrical stuff and spray with Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze. Go lightly child , as not to create an icky mess. Don’t forget to paint the cap and screw (doesn’t that sound like a night club drink ?)
3. Ask Hubby to hook her back up ! Note – Hubby wasn’t mad , because I could have wanted a NEW light . A new light would have been over twenty dollars, instead of about a buck worth of spray paint.
Warning – Do Not Talk To Strangers in the thrift store. They may not share your vision on painting furniture.
It is true….While standing in line ( I always seem to bring a line, it is a FACT.) Two older ladies behind me were going on about my desk ….what was I doing with it ? I mentioned paint and I think they were going to deck me. “Oh, but look at the wood it is so nice” the first lady said while the other nodded in agreement. “Paint ?” and I got the - if I was your mother, I am disapproving of this decision look. My thought was, you are not my mother, so there ! People , it is not an antique.
I saw this at the GW. Since it was a mere $8.99, I gave it a second look (if it were 19.99 or more, it doesn’t get a second look –unless it is what I am looking for and a perfect fit) I wanted this, but really it is for a child about 6 years in age. My youngest is 14…..Hmmmmm it was heavy and made from real wood. The height was perfect and size would be perfect for a TV, drawers for the remotes and such. Later on down the road when I have grandkids (much later as my oldest just turned 21)…..a perfect little desk (which will most likely be painted again !).
I sanded this little guy down and took the knobs off . I painted the body Apple Green from Rustoleum and the knobs lilac also from Rustoleum.
Frame Suited for an Velvet Elvis Painting
I bought this frame at Habitat for Humanity for $4.99 – it is super large – so that is a decent price. It really looks like it should have an Elvis on velvet or perhaps dogs playing poker……
I had to scrub it clean and give it several coats of paint – I used a roller and a sponge – can you believe it ? (I ran out of spray paint !)
This frame is humongous – it measures about 2 1/5 feet wide by 3 feet long.
Here it is – I am not hanging it up until I have all the furniture and accessories done for the room.
I am in LOVE LOVE LOVE with this paisley print (shhhh don’t tell my hubby !) It is a decorator fabric – extra heavy and I was saving it for a chair – but thought it needed to be showcased. I had to use the whole yard of fabric. I got the fabric at Joannes and I was in there today and bought the last 1/2 yard. The have some other paisley colors too but, not any that I could use for this room.
Hugs ~ Kammy
Thanks to everyone for the nicest comments, I really love to read them and I do try to visit everyone. If I miss your blog – please give me a message and I will visit !
I have several large items in progress – one should be done tonight but, missed this post. I have lots of small things that I am currently doing. Hubby has banned me from garage sales and the thrift stores…….we will see…
I am linking this to some blog parties as follows:
http://southernhospitality-rhoda.blogspot.com/ Hostess Rhoda
http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ Hostess Susan
http://asoftplacetoland-kimba.blogspot.com/ Hostess Kimba