May 09, 2011

Make-Over Monday

Make-Over Monday

Been busy busy busy around here. Trying to catch up the housework and the yard work from when I was under the weather. So much to do and so little energy. This week I managed to pull out the spray paints for just a couple of quick little make-overs between spreading wheel barrels of mulch and manure.
First is a lantern I got for $1.00 at a re-sale shop this winter. It was a cheesy copper color so I hit it with 2 shades of rusty brown and a very light over spray of black. Then I hung it on a short shepards hook in the garden by my very rustic pool shed.

Next is a hand woven egg basket plus a wall pocket. I paid a whopping .49 cents for the egg basket and .25 cents for the other. The egg basket had faded peach stripe on one side and a bright peach stripe on the other. I just painted over the entire basket with a nutmeg and then a light over spray of  darker rust brown.

I'm also working on a little re-decorating in my bathroom. The fixtures and hardware are all a bright shiny chrome and brass. Dreadful!!!! To try and save a couple bucks I decided try sanding and painting the tissue holder and towel bar. I got the tissue holder done this weekend and it looks pretty promising.
After sanding it looked like brushed nickel. Already an improvement.

Perfect! Now if only I could just spray the ugly wall tile.

 Next week's makeover   -   the built in china cabinet


TheCrankyCrow said...

WOW Mary - you are truly a make-over QUEEN!! YIKES! LOVE them all - I'm just fascinated....Somehow I missed your last post (with the walls/floors) - but that is just amazing. I don't care if you're sick - please, please, come here and help me!! I'll feed you homemade tomato soup and all sorts of goodies to wipe your sniffles away! ;o) Smiles & Hugs, Robin

Carla said...

Great makeovers, Mary! Love the "new" bathroom hardware. Don't you just love spray paint? I found a spray stain that works wonders on baskets. I've got a few of those with the pink sides, too! I can never pass up a well made basket at the right price, though.