September 21, 2009

*Mini B4s & Afters

*I say mini because it is just a single thing that is being transformed as opposed to a room, wall, nook, ect.
So this is what kept me from blogging a few days ago(and housework). Can you believe I'm still scrapping off paint from my nails?! First, let me start by apologizing in advance for the poor quality of some of the pictures, my camera was having it's moments. :) Okay then, shall we begin??

simple boring frame
now it's a pretty mini portable chalkboard

This wire basket was bronze before I painted it white and

added a little bit of ribbon and scrap paper.

Remember these, they were my GW finds, not so pretty.

Now, very pretty and cute.

Another GW buy.....

and after a spray of black. Doesn't it look classy now?


Very pretty 2 tier bronze basket, but not my style (anymore).


Ahhh....much better, after it was introduced to Heirloom White.


From cock-a-doodle- NO!




To cock-a-doodle-YES!!



And finally, this was a garage sale find for $2 a few months ago.


After white and chalkboard paint, and little bit of scrap paper, this is what it looks like now. I am planning to do some lettering like the original had, but I'm not sure what to put yet.


So, what do ya'll think!!
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XOXO





20 comments:

Joyce @ Cheap Frills said...

Wow you made out good! Great job updating them. They all look wonderful. I'm also dying to try the chalkboard paint. I picked up some junky treasures last week at a thrift shop that I'll be redoing too! Have a great day.

Joyce @ Cheap Frills said...

Wow you made out good! Great job updating them. They all look wonderful. I'm also dying to try the chalkboard paint. I picked up some junky treasures last week at a thrift shop that I'll be redoing too! Have a great day.

Its So Very Cheri said...

I love all of your projects. I have a couple of parties each week and a fun give-a-way this week. I hope you'll come by for a visit.

Cheri

Room to Inspire said...

Seriously...these all look fabulous! You did a great job giving new life to a few un-loved items!

Chelsea

Ana said...

Hi Lilia,
You were a busy bee, weren't you? All your projects turned out great. My favorite, I would have to say, is the wire basket. It's absolutely amazing how a little paint can make a huge difference. Great job.

Smiles,
♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Wow, those are some great before & afters. I have awarded you the Honest Crap award. I love your blog and can't wait to see what else you have up your sleve!

Charmingdesigns said...

I love how that rooster thing turned out!

Leanne said...

Everything looks great! I love spray paint. It works wonders. Thanks for sharing and you got some cute things.

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Hi! I discovered you via Marian at Mustard Seed Creations, congratulations on your Honest Scrap award. I was one of her other picks, and I'm so glad I found your blog through her. Love your stuff, I'm a follower now!
All the best,
Anne

Jody said...

Hi there, been following your blog for a couple weeks, love all your finds and the end result of what you create with a little spray paint, hot glue and embellishments. Yours is one of the blogs that inspired me to create and go out on the weekends and find my own GW shabby items and refinishing them into awesome creations. Thanks!

Jody @ shabbyragstofancyriches.blogspot.com

Kimm at Reinvented said...

You are so sweet! And talented, creative and handy with the spray paint! I love your transformations.

Bubba said...

I love the two small pieces; that silver had to go. I did the same thing with some clearance finials from JCPenney. They got some white paint and were then screwed onto a wood block. A pretty easy and inexpensive project.

Diann said...

These are some great redo's! Everything looks so nice.

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

WoW! Great projects-everythingturned out great-I especially like the artichoke finials-gone white-pretty!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Great transformations!

Lori E said...

Please tell me you didn't accomplish all of this in one day.
A coat of paint can make such a difference. Well done.

Vintagesquirrel said...

I must get me some spray paint!

Shelia said...

All of your projects turned out wonderfully!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cindy said...

So many great little transformations. It's these kinds of things that really make a home to me. Unique and truly yours. So cute!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

So, many great transformations. I clicked on your "Follow" button even before I left a comment. Love your creativity and want to come visit you again. Please visit and if you like what you see, the click on "Follow" so we can share & inspire one another.