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Outdated is an understatement, poor thing.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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Pantry Box Make Over

Gosh, it seems like you can get these type of paper mache boxes for practically nothing at yard sales.  And that is exactly where this set of boxes came from and have been gracing my home as a decoration for far too long.  My home is no longer cute country.  I love the more farmhouse colonial style, I like clean lines and way less clutter.  I really like the old look of fabric covered boxes, but the price is more than I am willing to pay right now.  So I decided to make do with what I have.  Reduce the amount of money going out of my pocket, Reuse what I already had, and Recycle it into something noteworthy and useable.  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle I guess you could say I’m going “green”, except I used blue fabrics.  Oh well.  I hope you enjoy the before and afters of these pantry boxes.

"Before" I use to have Country Garden Angels in my bathroom

 

“After” fits into my decor much, much better now.

 

Do you have any pantry boxes that you’ve made over?  I’d love to see.

Published in: on March 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm  Comments (1)  
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Side Table Makeover

Side Table Makeover

Primitive Side Table Makeover

I have had this little table for a long time now.  Since it no longer fit in with my current decor it was banned to my “tornado” room (tornado because it usually looks like one hit) and has been a nice little catch all.  Well its time to give it a little makeover.  I cleared it off, gave it a nice little sanding, and painted it black.  Black is pretty much the basic base color for just about every primitive style piece of furniture, but I didn’t need to tell you that, you’ve most likely already been primified.  Now I chose a nice cream color.  I chose this color because I’m wanting to paint my kitchen cabinets this color and I wanted to give it a test run,  I didn’t want to do an entire kitchen and absolutely hate it, so I’m using this table as my tester.  So after the top color was applied and had time to dry I gave it a nice sanding,  really giving it some great distressed character.  Then the grand finale is the Briwax coating on the top.  That really is the secret to getting a geat look.   Well I have to say I am very happy with the way the table came out.  I love the look and I’m convinced that my kitchen cabinets need to be this color despite my hubbs hesitation.  What do you all think?  Yay or Nay?  Let me know in the comments.

Sidetable Makeover

Before Picture of Sidetable

 

Here is a close up of the primitive detail of this table

 

And the After Picture Once More