Some were local finds, others I got from a vendor at a flea market who is one of my best sources for all kinds of stuff. I pile up what I want, he names a price, we bargain a little and both come out of it happy.
Napkin holder was brass colored but I think it looks better in a shabby white.
Chalkboard in first steps, my first try at doing one of these, and I'll say right now, I am one messy painter! How DO people keep those edges straight? I tried the painters tape and that didn't work, but doing without it was even worse. It looks fine now after much touch-up and extra coats of paint, but sheesh.
Here it is, almost done. I will add a graphic to the white part.
I thought this was a clever idea, but the metal was gold-colored. More white paint--it's almost done, just touchup, cleanup, and waxing to do.
This is one of a set of three mirrors, again all in brass metal. So white paint again to give them the shabby chic look.
Picture frame in progress (I told you I was messy!). This was a dark wood frame; I painted it white, then red, then white and distressed and dark-waxed it.
And finished. Now I'm wondering if I should have painted the frame black? What do you think?
And in the wings, waiting for some workspace to open up, is this old guy. Already sanded and ready to get going...as soon as I get something else outa here.
That's most of the things I've been working on. My work clothes are speckled, my nails are ruined, my floors need little paint drops cleaned off of them, and I am having a blast.
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