Monday, April 5, 2010

a few minor projects

Good morning! I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend, enjoyed the nice weather and spent some quality time with family and friends!

Here are a couple of minor project updates. 

First, I painted this very old mirror that I found at a consignment shop for $15. I did like the gold, but it needed some help and didn't quite match my home. 

 Finally, my bare walls are getting a little dressed up.  Hopefully, someday in the near future this wing back chair will have a nice white twill chair cover with a ruffle, but I need to find a good and inexpensive seamstress in the area. 

a little detail...

I also needed to transform these brass knobs to match the rest of the brushed nickel knobs and door handles that we have recently updated.  I have found that using the Valspar primer combined with the Valspar metallic spray paints works wonders for painting metals; in my opinion, the primer is key for staying power. 
First, I primed.  

 Then, I painted. 

Last, I put them back on the closet doors they came from...see how they look practically the same as the brushed nickel door knob? Cool, right? 

Last project, I promise.  

I had this old pine bench.  It is purely decorative as it is really not sturdy enough for storage; so, I painted it, distressed it, and put it in a little corner by the stairs at the end of our long entryway.  I'm happy with how this project turned out; especially, for $0!
I really wish I had taken a "before" picture of this bench so you could see the comparison! But, trust me, this is a big improvement.  I'm working on the decor on the bench...I'm thinking some burlap pillow covers with a little decorative fabric paint and a stack of pretty old books.  

Happy Monday! 

PS. Coming this Wednesday is the first-ever 30girl giveaway! It's from Hotslings! Visit on Wednesday for a chance to win an Hotslings AP adjustable sling and a MilkDaze nursing tank.

Parties I'm Linking To Today...
Made by You Monday at Skip To My Lou
Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative
Making the World Cuter Monday at Making the World Cuter


littlethings1 said...

Love your mirror ! It looks just fabulous on your wall!
The Little Things

Kim said...

Those projects are so pretty. I really like the mirror on your wall - nice paint color.

the 30 girl said...

thanks ladies for your sweet comments! i too really like that mirror; it was such a great find!

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