Hello everyone, hope you had a great weekend!
On Friday, I lucked out and found some real treasures at a nearby neighborhood garage sale. Well, I should rephrase that and say "treasures in the making", as I'm planing on transforming nearly everything that I'm about to show you!
As soon as I glimpsed this cute little wire bird cage, I just knew that it had shabby potential! I've already painted it creamy white (after giving it a good bath, of course!). and it looks oh, so much better! I'll be sure to share the "after" with you, once I finish adding a few embellishments.
And I couldn't scoop this vintage desk organizer and coordinating pencil holder up soon enough! I've been lucky to find quite a few of these organizers, that I've transformed with some paint and tlc, but I'd never been fortunate enough to find the pencil holder, too.
This is one of the last organizers that I painted. Isn't it gorgeous? So much better than dark and boring brown, don't you think?
I also love finding interesting easels that I can paint, so was super excited to find this neat wire one. I can't wait to give it my shabbyliscious treatment!!
Ok, I'm so sorry for the not so attractive view of my legs as reflected in the mirror! Do you know how hard it is to get a good shot of a mirror, without accidentally appearing in it??? At any rate, I was thrilled to find this large mirror, from a Home Interiors party, I think. It's in excellent condition, and is so much prettier in person. Ditto with the frame next to it (which I am going to turn into a chalkboard)! I'm painting them both cream (gee, I think I should by stock in Rustoleum paint, I sure use enough of it!!).
Also I found a pair of tall wooden candlesticks, in dire need of some help! Not only are they covered in wax drippings from head to toe, but the previous owner had nailed in some awful little candle cups at the top.
One of my favorite finds of the day is this beautiful vintage tin, made in Belgium. I originally was going to put it in my Etsy shop, but as soon as I got her home, I knew that I couldn't part with her! The colors are amazing, and I love the gorgeous flower and swirl design. I have one other neat old vintage tin (from England, I think), so I guess I need to hunt for one more, so that it is an "official" collection!
I'm also always on the prowl for unique picture frames to paint. For some reason, these are appearing round in the photos, but they are actually oval shaped. The prints of San Francisco (which don't even fit in the frames!) are going "buh-bye"!!! Even though the glass in one of them was broken (which I'm going to have replaced), I couldn't pass these beauties up! They are made of a molded resin (like Syroco), and will be so much happier once I get them painted dreamy creamy white!
And last of all, I found this pretty vintage wooden pedestal bowl. I've transformed quite a few of these babies, so while she might look a bit drab at the moment, she'll soon get a fab makeover, like the pedestal bowl in the last photo!
Ok, I've got to run, I'm off to do some painting!
Hope you have a great week!