Hi everyone, hope you are all having a great week so far.
One of my favorite things to do when we travel is visit thrift shops, as well as consignment and antique shops. You never know what treasures you might find! When we were in the UP on our camping trip, I lucked out and found loads of goodies! Thankfully I had plenty of room to stash things not only in the motor home, but in hubby's car as well!
So today I thought I would share with you a few of those things that I have made over so far.
I nearly passed up this mirror, as I just couldn't get beyond all of that blindingly shiny gold! Not to mention thick, thick dust! I picked it up and put it down several times, but now I am so glad that I brought it home with me! I wasn't trying to get Katie's shot in the picture, but she just was pretty insistent on being part of the picture!
So, after giving the entire piece a good cleaning and painting it my favorite creamy white, this is what it looks like!
So much better, don't you think?
I really love the unusual floral and swirl design on the side. It's made by Syroco, and is now in my Etsy shop.
Mirrors, shelves, and picture frames are always good sellers in my shop, so those are the things that I am always searching for. Below are a few shelves and mirrors just waiting to be transformed.
I've already painted the oblong mirror. I thought this glossy turquoise really took it from drab to fab!
Ok, I was a bad blogger and forgot to snap a before shot of these pretty sconces. I was just too eager to cover up the gaudy gold with creamy dreamy white! Actually I only found one of these sconces on our trip. I thought that I might have one that matched back at home in my "to paint" stash. As luck would have it, I did indeed have the exact match waiting for me!
Also getting in the makeover act is Katie! She had a haircut the other day, so I just had to get a few photos of her and her new 'do! The groomer did a great job, I think, and even gave her a cute little candy corn print bandanna.
Getting her to sit still, let alone look towards the camera and not away, was no easy feat!
Ok, once again I was too hasty and neglected to take a before shot, but trust me when I say that this shelf looks oh so much better now that she is painted! Actually I'll have to give hubby credit for finding this beauty! It is a vintage Syroco shelf, very heavy and big! Much bigger than any other Syroco shelf that I've seen, at around 2 feet wide. Anyway, hubby spotted her in a carriage house turned antique shop, that was filled to the brim with dusty overpriced
stuff treasures. The price was way more than I was willing to pay, so hubby asked how much they wanted for it, since there were "sale" signs everywhere. Well, the price ended up being right, so after bringing her home and giving her a good bath, I think she is so much happier in her new creamy white! Although it's very tempting to keep, she is in my Etsy shop right now.