Decluttered Grapevine Tree

Grapevine Tree brightening my porch

 Here is a grapevine tree that I got at a yard sale for 50 cents.  I was so excited to find this.  And let me tell you I haven’t seen another one since, because you can bet that if I do I will snag it up.  This poor little fella was decorated for a reception of some sort.  Probably a wedding,  well I’m sure the idea was nice but it definitely left much to be desired not to mention it was really dusty.  But I saw the potential especially since it still had the christmas lights in it and guess what?  The lights still work.  I’m so excited. 

Outdated is an understatement, poor thing.

 

Off to work I went.  I yanked all the glued on pearls and rossettes.  Luckily they weren’t on there too well.  And it took all of  like a minute.  Left the lights alone since they still work.  And viola a cute little grapevine tree to sit next to my front door and light the night.

Here it is again the after.

The finished product

Published in: on March 21, 2011 at 3:00 pm  Comments (3)  
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Goose Makeover

I’ve had these pictures in my file for a while now and what better time to share than now.  I bought this goose at a sale for literal pocket change.  And yes people did look at me strange, very strangely,  but I don’t care.  I had a vision for this little guy.  I wanted to give him a new coat and set him on my porch for some great primitive decor.  Since this makover I’ve been hooked on finding more geese.  And I certainly didn’t have any trouble doing so.  Once I get my porch ready for this summer I’ll show you more pictures of geese that I’ve painted and made over, one is absolutely huge, just wait  til you see it.

Sorry about the before picture becoming a during picture.  I get all excited about starting a new project that I forget to take the befores sometimes.  Just look at that mauve and country blue fabric.  Now stop laughing, you know you decorated your home in these very colors.  And after seeing the after your gonna wish you still had some of those geese you got rid of when the trends so happily changed.    I actually didn’t decorate with geese (I’m too young) but I did the cow/amish thing.  lol.  Well it was cool at the time.

Poor little bird looks like he got stuck in an oil spill.

 

And here he is all cleaned up and wearing some berries.

 

Yard sale season is quickly approaching.  What items are you on the look out for?  Do you have any makeovers in mind?

Published in: on March 16, 2011 at 11:14 am  Comments (3)  
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