Sunday, January 31, 2010

Scrolly thing for a buck ninety nine….

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Love my find at the Goodwill for $1.99 ! I had previously just visited Hobby Lobby and looked at other wood –not plastic -scrolly things which were around $35.00 bucks ! I found this one (and it is wood – Yeah Me !) – my favorite gaudy gold – why O why is everything this color ?!?!?! ( I will apologize in advance to Dawn- who loves gaudy gold and thinks I am a geek for changing it !") In less then 24 hours , I had it done and hung. Ooo laa laa it looks so fancy schmancy…

Linking up with Susan at for Met Monday:

http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

Hugs ~ Kammy

 

68 comments:

Marilyn said...

Wonderful. And I spy a cute Valentine's Day plate! You always have such great luck shopping. Maybe on spring break I will get over your way! Will my snowdrift melt by then? Maybe I should have a prize for someone that can predict when it will disappear! Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Lianna Knight said...

Isn't it amazing what a little paint will do??? Love it!

You can view my DIY project here...
http://bethouaknight.blogspot.com/2010/01/old-becomes-new.html

xinex said...

I like those wooden crowns. You really got a great deal, Kammy. Looks good above the frame...Christine

Dawn said...

LOL! I was trying to think of something funny to say as I scrolled down the post. You beat me to the punch! I really do have a bunch of this stuff I've picked up thrifting. When I fiugre out how to arrange it all I'll share it!
Hugs,
Dawn

Marydon Ford said...

G'eve ~ Looks great to me ... gold is passe.

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Lori E said...

The crown on top. The icing on the cake. Good deal and I am so with you on the whole gold thing.
Thanks for your advice on my job post. I did really well in the first interview here but now have to go through an agency who employs you for the first 3 months so the company can drop you with no repercussions in the probation period. Legal stuff.
My big issue is my typing speed and accuracy which I am working on. I am really not going to do well on a typing test. You need to link an email up to this site so I can leave my long ranting comments in an email instead of all over your nice blog.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Looks fabulous, Kammy and what a deal!!

trish said...

Hi Kammy.
Great painting make over!
Looks a million times better in black and your home ... so lovely! :o)
Trish

Lori Kees said...

My motto is if you don't like something paint it black. I do sometimes branch out, not often. Love your stuff.

Connie said...

Great find and an even greater transformation. Hmmm, I might need to start stalking my Goodwill again. Don't you just love the treasures you find?

Lou Cinda said...

I LOVE scrolly things too and this one is great! Looks fabulous over your mirror!

Perfect!

Lou Cinda

Designs on 47th Street said...

Great find, Kammy! You are funny! I do love all the things you have painted black or my new fav from you ~~ oil rubbed bronze! There are some things I still like gaudy gold, though. :)

I LOVE The photos of your beautiful daughter!

FlowerLady said...

What a great find! It looks wonderful over your mirror.

FlowerLady

Betsy said...

I am so glad to have come upon your blog, I bought one of those scrolly things on sale at Peebles here in Ashland and I thought I was getting a deal. It is not wood, it feels like foam or something. I don't really know.
I wasn't sure what I would do with it and now I know. I was gonna post a picture of mine on my blog tomorrow.
Glad to get ideas from you on what to do with it. You got a GREAT deal,
Betsy

Andrea said...

Kammy, it looks fabulous! An I don't think your a geek at all for painting it!
Andrea

One Cheap B*tch said...

GREAT find! It looks so much more expensive now. Don't you love that?!

Allison Shops said...

What a steal! Looks nice.

Beth said...

I like it!

Blondie's Journal said...

Kammy~~~*~~~

It looks fabulous. And Christine has called it a wood crown, so now we know!!lol!! Great deal, too.

Love your new profile picture!!

xoxo
Janie

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

What a deal you got, so cool after painted. Don't you love it when thrifting really pays off...Phyllis

Patti said...

I love it...looks great over your mirror

Amy Kinser said...

Very nice! I am with you on the gold...I am trying, with diligence, to get rid of anything and everything gold in my house. (excpet for my wedding rings)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great deal and it looks great black. Really like it above the mirror. Love black spray paint!:-) I have a couple of projects that need a little spray paint, but weather has not cooperated around here. Come on Spring!
Have a great week.

Jeanette said...

Paint never ceases to amaze me. What a great look for not so much cash.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Fabulous find. I love the new look you gave it.

Christi @ A Southern Life

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it! You won't believe it, but I got rid of two of those things {except mine were resin and gold} last year when we were getting our house ready for sale. That was before I found out about the miracle of spray paint!

Sandy said...

Kammy,
Great job as usual! Your whole tablescape is pure eye candy. Hope to see you at Barb's for Tabletop Tuesday. I had hoped to post tonight, but I was unable to get everything ready. Talk soon.
Sandy

Cindy said...

I got something VERY similar at a garage sale (was gold), painted it white-ish...distressed it. It hangs alone above a doorway! Now I know what I can do! I have Many mirrors in the house! I'll combine it with one of them...
Love it!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

You did very well for your money. It ooks great. xo Joan

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

It does look fancy schmancy!!

Dawn said...

LOL again! I knew you meant me. I'm probably the only person out here who likes gaudy gold, and shiny brass too (gasp)! Were you asking if I had the old photos displayed or the tasteless gold things? I have a small gold mirror and pocket wall sconce up but found a matching sconce and want to re-do the arrangement. I also have a large mirror I just found and some candle sconces. I do want to get some of the old photos up. My biggest problem is furniture arrangement, I've been trying to figure this house out for 8 years. The only thing I know is in the right place is my knotty pine dinning room set! I know, I'm hopeless. But I don't think you're a geek. Your stuff looks fabulous. I'm acutally pretty jelouse 'casue you get so much done! Don't mind me, keep spraying.
Dawn

Kristi said...

That is such a good idea. I have a mirror on my vanity area that is very boring. Thanks for the idea. I will be on the look out for one of these scrolly things!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Love your black scrolly thing and I love the black...great job!

The Horton Family said...

Love it! And I do love it when you find the perfect item at a trift store and the project is quick and easy! Double wammy!! Beautiful display!

Diann said...

It looks wonderful !

Treasia Stepp said...

Wow it's gorgeous in black. I love this.

Jane said...

Beautiful...it's the crowning touch.
Jane

my family is 4ever said...

I'm with you...like the black better than the gold! What a great find!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

looks great, and I really like your vday plate!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

LOL @ "scrolly thing", Kammy! Funny girl! You did a fabulous job on it. It looks great! Love it!

Cheers!
Tina

Sonja @ Craft-Werk said...

Hey Kammy, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Have just peeked into your small home in the country. Wow, your list of furniture revamps is impressive. Cool, what a bit of paint can do. Love it!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

That is fantastic. I found a little silver compote last week at GW. for 2.00. I'm not usually that lucky there.
Love your scrolly thing over your mirror. Did you use the same paint as for your mirror? It looks more black, but maybe the angle. My friend and I tried to find the Krylon paint you talked about in the post where you did your mirror. No luck.

mary'smom said...

Great find. Looks great!

Cindy said...

Hi Kammy, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

I LOVE your scrolling thing. :) And I like it BLACK too! Wish I could luck up on one of those for that price.

Nicely done, will be back later when I have more time to snoop your site.
Hugs,
Cindy

Sonia said...

Looks fabulous..I love the black and red color choices...so pretty and chic! GW is so fun!

Miss Bloomers

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Looks great in black and you found the perfect spot for it!
Cindy at Lakewood

Michelle said...

What a score! And only $1.99!!! It looks great painted black. I may have to stop at our GW to see what I can find.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Oh I love it!! And it is PERFECT in black!

Kathleen said...

Even though you painted it Blecky Black it looks very pretty!

Someday you may decide you like gaudy gold, and then you can use Rub N" Buff on it..:)
Happy Monday, K!

Stephanie said...

It turned out great!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Great job! The paint made all the difference.
Susan

Embellished Bayou said...

Oh, Kammie, it looks so much better now! Gotta love the wonders of spray paint!

Diane @ InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Kammy-

I just love checking out my local Goodwill. You found a great deal. Paint and a little effort really made it come to life with the mirror and sideboard.
Diane

Sandy said...

Kammy,
Thanks for stopping by and your wonderful comments.
Sandy

Anny said...

It looks perfect there!

Grace said...

What a tranformation from gold to black and all for $1.

Thanks for stopping by my blog - it's so nice to meet new people and find new blogs.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I LOVE it, Kammy! I would like one just like it! I have never seen one in a Goodwill or any second hand store! It looks wonderful!

Mahek said...

Great idea!!!
wish there was a good will in India..
I have linked you to my account...

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Kammy,
It looks wonderful! I really love it with the RED! The plates, the
lamps, it's all darling! You done good girl! HAGD, Cindy

Shelia said...

Hi Kammy! I love your scrolling thingy too and love it black! Looks great hanging here. Oh, I love your new photo of yourself too! You're so cute and I love your pretty smile!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nama said...

Hi Kammy,

I stumbled across your blog and was instantly drawn to it. I live in the country too & love the simple things in life; decorating, photography, my hubby & my kids to name a few. LOVE your "scrolly thing" and you did a beautiful job painting and displaying it. Lovely! What a fun find.
Blessings to you,
Nama

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Kammy, Lucky you, girl! I just love what a topper (is that what you call it?) does to a mirror, picture, or a grouping. It's the icing on the cake....or wall??? Linda

Sandy said...

Don't you just love when you find something you have wanted at Goodwill for a lot cheaper than HL. A little paint makes a huge difference.

Melanie said...

WOW! What a find. I have something similar and I did get mind from HL:)

Dawn said...

Hey, I got some gold scrolly things posted for you viewing pleasure!
Hugs,
Dawn

Jerri said...

What a great find! And it goes so great with your mirror!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

$1.99! What a deal, and it looks so pretty over that mirror. laurie

Barbara Jean said...

Kammy,
That is great. Love it black!

And looks great over the door.

blessings

barbara jean