Friday, October 23, 2009

New Before and Afters - 10-23-09 (Updated 10-24-09)

Well I didn't go shopping yesterday... which was a good thing... I guess... so I am trying to get all the things done that I bought last week so I will have an excuse to go treasure hunting next week...


this is the first project completed... this is the before



I took the recipe tag off and sanded...


painted 2 colours of red... sanded the edges down to the wood...


the front is scrapbook paper - I stained and sealed it... that is it... an old fashioned first aid kit...


a thrifted side table - before



painted and hardware on... found the hardware at the thrift store also


another view


this is actually a picture frame... the pics just slide down through the back... before


painted the same colour as the table... I added the wallpaper to the back...pics can still be put in... would look great over the table... I am getting some mileage out of that wallpaper... that was a freebie also... my sis saved it for me... I love it for projects... as you may have seen a few projects with it... I have a real soft spot for plaid...


The past.... The present... and who knows what the future holds... is there such a thing as modern prim???
 
Tray - Before


painted ... I haven't glued the star in there yet... what do you think?...

6 comments:

DeeDee said...

oh ah! I love the recipe bow..I willbe redoing one of those soon myself...lovely items you have redone..

Emma Hughes said...

those items are fabulous! ive never attempted anything like this but am following you now incase i ever do :)

My Little Corner of Savings said...

Great job! I have always admired people who can see the new in older thing. I look at the thrift store weekly for things like these but have not found the courage to try my hand at it. Maybe I will now.

Thanks

Happy "SITS" Saturday Sharefest Day!

Charlene said...

Wow - you're good! I love yard sales but I never think to do these sorts of things. Nice ideas! Happy Saturday SITS Sharefest!

Beverly said...

You are an inspiration! I love what you do with all your finds.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

You ask what I think? I think I have to make a newspaper star on my side table after seeing this! LOVE it! So much so that it's in my Friday Nov 18 Today's Hot Find. :)

Funky Junk Donna