my signs, before:
this one is hanging in the dining room---
my house used to have a red/white/blue theme.
this one hangs over the tv in the living room (the 11th commandment!!) --
my house now has a black/white/red/green/brown sort of theme & the red/white/blue of these signs has bugged me for a long time!!! (funny the things that bug a person!!)
so i painted them white with homemade chalk paint
& used that same gallon can of black paint that i re-did the whole house with (some friends yesterday said that gallon was like the widow's pots of oil in the Bible - they couldn't believe i did everything with that one gallon!!!).
not "into" hearts, but that's how these came when i bought them, unfinished, bare wood, about 100 years ago!!
i hot glued black stars (spray painted some yellow ones i had!) over the hearts
& now they are perfect!!!! (i cleaned up that glob of glue after i took the picture!!!)
i purposely painted them like that because i'm a rustic-kinda-girl (& i also didn't want to have to do any sanding!!!!!! saved some time!!!).
i think they look a lot like those old black & white metal door signs!!!!
suzanne's gonna live in an apartment on campus with some other girls next year & they've been shopping good will for things for their apartment. (smart girls!!!!) one day she came across this DEAL.
she found this huge, heavy mirror for $8. that's right eight dollars!!!! she called me & asked if she should get it - not knowing anything about how it looked i asked if she REALLY needed it.......she said "MOM! it's ONLY $8!!!"
she bought it.
someone had started to paint it white, got 1/2 way done & quit.
she's her mother's daughter, so suzanne painted it, sanded it, stained it & now has a fantastic looking mirror that would have cost hundreds of dollors & she only paid $8 & change for the paint!!!!!
of course, i forgot to take a picture before she got started painting!
now this is her mirror, her project, so of course she painted it turquoise!!! (i probably would have painted it black!!!!!!)
i also would have painted it in the GARAGE, but she was very careful to protect the dining room table!!! and i was very careful to
she did a fantastic job & i really like it. i don't want to let her take it!!! i think i could even live with the turquoise!!!!!
here's the after. you can tell by the chair how big this is. & it's heavy.
i like the way she brushed the turquoise over the white decoration thing leaving some of the white showing.....
she did a really good job with the sanding. really sets it off nicely!!!! i love sanding!!! (except when you're doing 52hundred kitchen cabinet doors!!!)
that's my girl!!!!!!!!!
well, it's the last day of a 4 day weekend......got lots to do! took down the christmas decorations at church this morning & i really should take them down at home today too. the worst part is dragging all the storage boxes in from the garage & then dragging them back out there!!!!!!! at least i don't have to haul them up to the attic!!!
last year i still had a garland on my dining room window sill until EASTER!!!! had some friends over for breakfast after sunrise service & as we were eating i noticed it!!! i wonder who else did??!!! (oh well, i had a good excuse last year - no excuses this year!!!!)
have a blessed 2nd day of the new year!!!!
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