8.22.2008

Remember these little fellas?


I decided to go the aqua-ish light blue route with a hint of white. Instead of buffing in the white, I just took white spray paint and lightly sprayed over it. I didn't distress at all. I may decide to in the future. I'm thinking about adding prisms, but I'm not sure yet. As for right now, this project is complete!



My next project consisted of an old antique stool that belonged to my deceased grandmother. My younger sister snagged it (before I could!) and asked me to help her refinish it so she could take it up to her college apartment. Her bedspread is a pretty satin pink with rhinestones so we wanted it to somewhat coordinate.

Before:

After:


The best part about these projects? Neither of them took longer than 60 minutes total, and that includes the drying of paint! Now those are the kind of projects I like!!

30 comments:

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I like that kind of project too!
It all looks great!
:)

Priscila said...

looks so good...love it

good job

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Hi....Now that is my kind of project too....been cleaning my room all day..so this weekend I plan on painting...the easy way too. and making more things for my site.
I have to go shop yours now..it is so fun~Have a great weekend.
Oh, and next month I do plan on adding just a hint of pink to my hair again:)

Joanne Kennedy said...

Great make over on both items. The little foot stool came out super.

Hugs,
Joanne

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

FAB!!!!!!

M ^..^

For the Love of Cottage said...

I love the candlesticks painted aqua, they look yummy and that footstool is absolutely adorable. You need to pull rank on your sister for that one.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Debbie Kay said...

Tracy:

Love the aqua candlesticks, I am moving into a new home and thinking about some aqua and beige in one of my new bathrooms, thanks for the inspiration!

Your sister will be soooo popular at college with that adorable foot stool.

Thanks for sharing and lets try to meet next month for La Maison Rustique!!

Hugs,

Debbie Kay

jamie in rose cottage said...

Love the stool! It came out great!

Tracie~MPMaison said...

They turned out beautiful. I wish I could do a project or two in little bit of time. I'm afraid it would take me two days. But you've inspired me!
xo~Tracie

Crossroads Cottage said...

Both are gorgeous. I especially love the stoll with the toile fabric. Too cute.

Cali Homemaker said...

BIG DIFFERENCE! They look great! Nice job!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I love how these turned out, especially the stool! Wow! I love white painted furniture, and I really love that toile fabric! I saw some just like it at Joanne Fabric. Great job!

Kady

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Those are the best projects and they look so pretty!
Hugs~Kelly

Amy Sutter said...

What a beautiful transformation! Anything looks better painted white and the fabric you chose is divine!
Warmest Blessings,
Amy Sutter

countrygirl3031 said...

They look beautiful...love the candlesticks in that color!!

Hugz,
Michele

Cottagecheap said...

Love both projects. I LOVE how quickly we can repurpose things. I tend to put a coat on things. Run an errand, come home, do another coat.
I particularly love that stool. Did you spray it too?

I have a boring bench, but have been wanting to paint it for awhile.

emily said...

great makeovers! love the color of the candle sticks.
emily

vintagebella ~ andrea said...

I love the redos!isn't it fun, to take something and make it pretty~

Jenny said...

LOve!!!

Hugs,
Jenny in Maine

Tracie~MPMaison said...

The Shabby Addict parcel has been received at My Petite Maison. You know me, half the fun of it is looking at the beautiful wrapping and knowing it's there for me to open. I promise I'll unwrap everything tomorrow. Your packaging is so cute!

Merci!
xo~Tracie

roseylittlethings said...

OOH love the transformations! I bet the bench looks darling in your sisters room:)

sita said...

Love your projects! Fast too, I bet your sisters new room will be FAB with your help!

Diana Lyn said...

What a wonderful job you did, love the fabric! Careful now you might become one of us spray paint junkies,LOL isn't it amazing how fun it is to completely change something and make it come alive! Great job! XO Diana L.

Joy said...

You did some really great projects. Love the candlesticks.

Sherry said...

60 minutes each? As in one hour each? To make these gorgeous pieces out of what others consider "trash"!?! You are a.m.a.z.i.n.g.!!!!

SilverBell Cottage said...

Oh that is simply LOVELY!!
Alexandra

CIELO said...

The candle holders turned out so pretty, love the color, and your little stool is lovely! Oh, and by the way, the House in the Roses is having a Window Party this Friday, and wish you could participate.... only thing you need to do is show us your favorite window of your home.... it promises to be fun! come see!

cielo

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Oh my goodness, they all turned out great. Love the candlesticks that color, and then the little bench is beautiful! Wow, great job.
Blessings,
Debbie

Joy said...

Your stool makeover is gorgeous!

judicreations said...

Wow I love the stool. Isn't it great to get a good deal and be able to fix it up just the way you want it...love it.
Now I have to ask you what kind of paint and colour did you use to paint the stool?
Thank you for sharing great inspirations.
Judi