Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I posted about these frames awhile ago. Sorry about the poor quality of photo. Just so you know these were hideous gold plastic frames I bought at Goodwill. I first spray painted them antique white and put small plates in them with a wall display of plates. I didn't particularly care for them painted so light.So I sprayed them black and began to like them better. I took apart an old calendar and re- purposed the pictures by putting them into the newly painted frames. Ahhhhh, much better.
These chickens deserved to be showcased.

I get in such a hurry to finish a project that I forget to take before pictures. Just imagine a tarnished silver plated tray in need of a makeover. Spray paint and some vinyl lettering and she is all prettied up.
Here is another project I forgot to take before pictures of. Ok, this was a VERY plain wood double drawer item I also picked up at Goodwill. No stain, no paint, no varnish. It was screaming at me to rescue it so I loaded it up a brought it home with me. Spray paint, scrapbook paper, some embellishments, and some vinyl lettering and it has a whole new look.

Again, another calendar holder made into a chalkboard with no before pictures. Can you tell I'm an impatient crafter?

Sooooooooooooo... I actually did get a before shot of a wooden tray that I knew needed some kind of a rescue. {Someone had painted it all white with some kind of thick paint, hideous I say.

Out comes the chalkboard paint and some vinyl sticky dots and Viola'! A message center.

Sorry about this being sideways, I forgot to rotate it before posting. Hopefully you get the idea.

I posted about this little "beauty" a few posts back with some other Goodwill finds. Not necessarily ugly, just not my taste.

Now this is more my style.


Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

You are so very talented. I have so many ideas that never seem to "come" together.


Armchair Housewife said...

Hi There! Everything is lovely. I am just wondering, for ceramic dshes and metal trays, do you have to get a special kind of spray paint? Or will just the regular old spray paint do? Do you have to prime them first?


Sherrie said...

I can sure sympathize with being an impatient crafter. I have taken more before pics that allready had primer than I would like to count. As always Great Ideas!


Terresa said...

I love the craftiness of your blog! And the gold frames do look much better in black. You've got the touch.
PS: Thanks for visiting my blog. Stop by for a chocolate chip waffle anytime.

Wendy said...

Those are some great makeovers!

I forget to take befores too, lol.

Stephanie said...

Wow! I want to make so many of these things now! How awesome!