Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pretty dust collectors - armed with my spray paint and I did not use black !!

Parden my dusty pictures – I was feeling like my ol self this weekend and I found lots of treasures in my garage that I bought early this summer ! I got out my spray paint and you all know what happened..

After reading other girls blogs and finding out about the 90 % off sale at Hobby Lobby (this was about 2 months ago …) I thought surely there isn’t anything good left at my store…. Until I found these 3 dust collectors…they were normally priced at $24.99 and I got them for $2.49 each…..in a bright and shiny gaudy gold….You all know how I just love gold – NOT !

008 I looooooooooooove Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze better………… 064

049I found this goodie holder at the thrift store for $3.50 (HALF PRICE DAY ) …with new price tag still in place for $25.00 – it was a Christmas item…and looky, looky my favorite gaudy gold – NOT ! I used Oil Rubbed Bronze and I now am officially out and I had more item to finish today…..drats !061

076 I will unveil the shelf unit this is sitting on next week , as it still needs some tinkering to be finished.  Also I got to figure out what to stuff my new stuff with…I might have to go shopping – man , I hate to shop……..LOL !

050 White catch all basket – with a pop of my Orphan Annie Red…..

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It’s a catch I bought for $3.00 at the thrift store – but what will it catch ??

I worked on some furniture this weekend and I am almost finished…I hope to post about that adventure next week !

I am linking to Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/  for other great changes , super bloggers have made !

Hugs ~ Kammy

80 comments:

Patti Cakes said...

Hey Kammy! When I woke this morning I was finally feeling better. I hope it will be smooth sailing from here on. I had such a hard week at work and I had to take John to the ER last weekend. It all got to me.

I left all the Reese's at work lock in my drawer. I wish I had one now. :-)

This is the first time I've turned on my laptop today. I'm doing laundry and pulling out my warm clothes. It has turned cold so quick. Cleaning out my closet.

My 'paint box' works pretty good since I paint in the garage. It keeps all the paint in. I learned that from working as a painter in a factory years ago. Painted car parts.

I still haven't gotten any of my projects completed. I can't wait until I feel like myself again and the doctor gives me the okay to start lifting again. I'm trying to be a good girl! heehee

I'm already out of paint and have to get more. I found a can of pink and a can of lilac paint in John' shed. I'm wondering if I can do anything with it. Hmmmmmmm!

Love ya!
Pat

Patti Cakes said...

I wrote a book didn't I. :-)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

All your great finds look wonderful, Kammy. I am going to look for Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze!

Lou Cinda said...

I love oil rubbed bronze too! These look fantastic! So rich!!

Great finds!

Lou Cinda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

All of your wonderful finds are just stunning. I really like the oil rubbed bronze too, it always looks wonderful on anything. Hugs, Marty

~~Carol~~ said...

I love the oil rubbed bronze color that you painted those pretties with! And that pop of red on that basket too. The title of your post is funny--I totally expected you to have used black! You surprised me!

Lori E said...

More inspiration. Plenty of ideas, none of the energy. Good for you.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Kammy,
Great job my dear! That is my new fave color too, isn't it an awesome finish! I love how all your lovelies turned out, can't wait for part two! Hugs, Cindy

Shelia said...

Hi Kammy! Oh, you've been busy! I'm so glad to hear you're feeling so much better! I love everything you bought and the gorgeous transformation you did on them. Is the dark color a rub on paint or is it a spray paint? It's beautiful! I love that little basket you painted red too. Oh, and I love your little stamp at the bottom of all your pictures. How'd you do that? :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Barb said...

Kammy,

Thanks for coming by for a visit.

New room is open!!
Now to do some inventory sorting and arranging, and get more crafting done.
Still loving those crazy crows!!

Love the transformation on all these pieces.
Isn't' spray paint wonderful?

Have a super week.

barbara jean

Shirley said...

All look really nice but I like the oil rubbed bronze. I haven't heard of it. Is it a spray or a rub on??
I have many unfinished painting projects and now it has turned too cold!! Well, it supposed to hit 60 for a couple days this next week. I'll have to get busy!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Nice transformations Kammy! As you know...I love the oiled bronze finish too!!

But I have to admit I still like some gold finishes as well, and don't think the gold finish on your finials looks gawdy at all. But of course they also look great in the bronze too!:)

Hope you're having a nice Sunday!

Hugs,
Sherri:)

I'm having a fall giveaway, if your interested...
I'd love for you to come by and check it out!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Kammy~

You are the queen of spray paint (and the oil rub stuff)!!! I have to learn how to use all this stuff. So far I have been using can after can of white spray paint on things I find (love the term 'dust collectors!!).

Thanks for the inspiraiton. Love everything!!!

xoxo
Jane

Lori said...

Very pretty! I need to remeber spray paint....LOL

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. Love that spray paint! :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Kammy, those look amazing! You really did a great job with these. I might have to try that bronzy finish. Very snazzy.

Happy Met Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

wow I love these transformations!! I haven't heard of the bronze rub stuff! Man it made that look good. Also I couldn't believe you had a 90 percent sale!! WHAT?? Turning those thingies black looks sensational!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Kammy, I'm going to have to try out that bronze paint color - love it! And the red thingey to hold stuff.....so cute! Linda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love all your changes, Kammy! That looks like a great paint to have on hand.

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

I'm pretty sure I need some of that bronze paint. Your stuff looks fabulous.

Sandy said...

Kammy,
Great job on everything,can't wait to see your furniture post.
Sandy

Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

What a difference paint makes. I love oil rubbed bronze and will have to try it. Thank you for the great ideas. Everything looks great.

Sandra said...

Great projects, Kammy! I love oil rubbed bronze paint! I painted my kitchen handles and knobs. Love it! Have a great evening.
Sandra

Sandy said...

Love all of the transformations! Great buys and you did a great job!!

Stef said...

I love the oil rubbed bronze look! I'll have to check out that spray paint. It's funny, I just wrote a blog about how I can't live without spray paint - I spray painted our wood blinds.

I love your tranformations, and I'm getting some oil rubbed bronze paint TOMORROW! Thanks!

Donna said...

I also use Krylon Oil Rubbed Spray paint. It is the best! I have painted so many things with the Oil Rubbed paint, even things I purchased on sale at Hobby Lobby.
I have started a blog and I will post about some of the things I have painted. Love it!

K @ Thrifty Teacher Blog said...

Love the oiled bronze look! Great job on the rehab!

janet said...

FANTASTIC FINDS!!! and i love the oil rub bronze, beautiful makeovers
hugs
janet

Brenda@ **Dragonflys and Stars** said...

I just used that same paint on some light fixtures. You really improved the look of those items!!

The Stylish House said...

Kammy,
I have a dentist appointment in the morning down the street from SA. I’m going to get me some thing (anything) gold to change with oil rubbed bronze! Wooo, wooo these turned out terrific. Also FYI, I have laughed so many times remembering the funny self photo you took when you were remodeling your kitchen. It has given me a chuckle or two this past month.

CIELO said...

You've been invited! Come celebrate your home with us in "Show off your cottage Monday"!

cielo

blushing rose said...

What gorgeous transformations. You did good.

Have a lovely week. TTFN ~Marydon

Gwen said...

I need to grab some of that oil rubbed bronze because your projects look BEAUTIFUL!

Embellished Bayou said...

As usual, your spray paint has worked wonders! I especially love the pieces from H.L. that you transformed.

Jane said...

I'm echoing a lot of the previous comments...I love the Oil Rubbed Bronze. I've seen it used on a lot of projects in blogland lately and I now know I need some!!!
Great transformations. Can't wait to see your finished furniture projects.
Jane

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I will just have to try the bronze paint, it looks so wonderful, I can't wait...

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Great finds and wonderful job transforming them! I have a pile of soon to be pretties like this that I will hopefully paint tomorrow!

blessings
mary

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kammy, you are one very busy girl, and what wonderful results you've created with all of that work! It all looks fabulous. You made me want to paint something. (just as I typed that, my dog stuck her nose under my arm -hmmm, think I could spray paint the dog?). laurie

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Kammy, what great projects! LOVE how the 3-tiered stand turned out! I can't believe you 'cheated'on your beloved black spray paint!!! :)

susan said...

I believe you are back at full force now! I love the tiered server--great color for fall and winter. You can repaint in the spring :)

tardevil said...

They all turned out great. And I didn't even know they made an oil rubbed bronze paint, so thanks for that tip! Gives me W-A-Y too many ideas!

Karen said...

Oh very fun! Love it all! Yeah, not too much of a gold fan myself! You did good!
HAGD! Karen

Heidi said...

The magic of black spray paint Kammy! Everything looks great. I am spraying a few items myself right now. I loved these saltbox houses for tea lights we can get but am not a lover of white in the living room. They are now black too and I love how they turned out.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Rosabela said...

Hi Kammy,
What a difference! I love the new look of those pieces. Stunningly gorgeous!

Willow said...

Wow the things look so much better and more exspenive looking.

Great Job.

Willow

Tammy518 said...

Ooh, me likey! Great re-dos. I love your Orphan Annie red and the oil-rubbed bronze.

Tricia Anne said...

Good Morning Kammy,
I am so glad that you are feeling better. I have thought about you lately and hoping that you were. :o)
Your painting jobs look awesome! Wow and 90% off. Goodness! :o) I love those kind of prices!
I hope that you are having a great day!
Oh, I have to tell you ... after seeing all those yummy apples on your blog, I bought a bag full of granny smith so that I can bake a pie! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Kammy, great bargains! Everything looks amazing painted, too. I love the look of the bronze paint.

Jane

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Great transformations. (lucky you on hobby lobby and stores)

I do use alot of the oil rubbed bronze paint, too.

Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst said...

Love that spray paint, but I can never find it around here. Your thrifty items look great! :-)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Wow Wow Wow - it looks so good.

Stacey said...

What fantastic finds! I absolutely love the colors you chose.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for becoming a follower. =)

Hugs!
Stacey

Marla said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by Always Nesting and entering my giveaway. I love your creativity and love your blog so I'm signed on :)

Marla

Amy said...

Good luck stuffing your new stuff!!! Great finds indeed.

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

What a transformation!! I am always painting things, but I have never used the bronze. I'll have to look for it!!

xinex said...

I need to go shopping with you, Kammy! Those are all excellent buys and what beauties and then you make them even more beautiful. And yep, dh loved the pedestal tables! Thanks!...Christine

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

All of your transformations look fabulous!

{ L } said...

Hi there! I am new to all of this painting stuff BUT sooo inspired and want to try it too soon. That 3 tier tray turned out amazing...so beautiful!

Happy Met Monday!
http://www.mooreminutes.com/2009/10/walls-wrapped-in-charm.html

rachel @ perfectly imperfect said...

beautiful! i'll be following your lead & painting my light fixture oil rubbed bronze the first chance i get... maybe not the medallion just yet. i'm a slow decision maker!
thanks for stopping by & giving your opinion- i really appreciate the help. : )
happy monday!
rachel

Sheri said...

Wow! Those are just fabulous. We are considering painting all of our door knobs with oil rubbed bronze!

I have a linky party and a plea for help @ my place: http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/10/room-month-bedroom-conundrum.html Want to check it out? (I apologize if you already linked, 1/2 asleep. LOL)

The DIY Show Off said...

So pretty Kammy. I love oil rubbed bronze spray paint. It's amazing the transformation a coat of paint can make. Your treasures all look beautiful! :)

Roeshel

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Kammy!

What great finds and wonderful redos! I love everything. The red basket is awesome!!

Jane F at Atticmag said...

ORB spray paint. Love that idea. It certainly improves -- how ideal for old garden furniture.

Thanks for stopping by to see my new kitchen Kammy and for the inspiration here.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Kammy,
I'm loving the oil rubbed bronze almost as much as black now too. And I love that you called the finials, dust collectors. Great name. And so true. But they turned out fabulous!!!
Kim

Julie said...

Hi Kammy, It all looks so good...Glad you are feeling better... Keep up the great redos Girl you are good
xoxo
Julie

Julie said...

I think all of your finds are awesome. Love it! Thanks for sharing. :-)

Deana said...

Hey Kammy!! ooooh, everything looks so pretty. It is amazing what a bit of paint can do!

ps. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog. I hope you'll visit again soon.

DesignTies said...

Spray paint is your friend :-) Love the oil rubbed bronze finish -- looks just like the real thing :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

Diana said...

I absolutely love the re-do look on all your great finds using the great ORB!!

I'll be back..............

Anita said...

Ohhhhh...great doosie do overs. Don't you just love the things that paint can forgive.

Linda Q said...

Kammy,
All great finds and even better redos. I love finding fun things like that for cheap.
Linda Q

Delightful Dwelling said...

Great finds and awesome spray paint makeovers! I'm a little jealous of you living in Colorado. We went on vacation there this summer and fell in love.

Janean said...

I'd like to personally thank the person who invented spray paint. If he/she had a patent, I (along with you) have made him/her a very rich person! lol. Great blog.

Kathleen said...

Wow, they look great! Orphan Annie Red, lol..fill her up with ornies and greens for Christmas!

Amber said...

Wow! I love all your frugal transformations!

Sandra said...

Thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog...I love your makeover pieces and the alternative paint colors are great.

Blue Creek Home said...

I'm lovin' the make overs using the bronze paint. What a difference! Can't wait to see what you're doing next.
Rhonda

Designs on 47th Street said...

Goodness!!! I feel like running out right now in the rain to get me some of this oil rubbed bronze. Do they sell it at HL and does it come in a tube or a can?

You have turned some so-so pieces into real beauties! Great job!
Donna

Tammy@InStitches said...

Wow, what a difference. They look great !

gina said...

wow- it's amazing how high stuff looks when spray painted with that oil rubbed bronze!