I love reading blogs for ideas but I'm often frustrated because all of you seem to find these great pieces for nothing or next to nothing in thrift stores, yard sales, curbside, etc., and then you transform them into beautiful pieces that frankly leave my mouth hanging open. I can't seem to find these things. The only thing curbside in my neighborhood is trashcans. Well, I guess my luck (or skill?) is changing. I've found a few things lately that I'm kind of excited about. I think I have about 5 projects in the works.
Last weekend, we went to the Bowie Trade Days in Bowie, Texas. I found these mirrors below.
There were two of them and they cost almost nothing. My husband thought they were the ugliest things. He doesn't read blogs.
I'm going to spare you a tutorial here. You all have seen many a blogger, much better than me, paint and finish off furniture and write great tutorials about how to do it. So, here's a bit of my process and the final result.
Looks better already painted in a light gray. I found a gallon of oops paint at Home Depot for $5. It's enough to last a really long time. Don't be surprised if all of my projects over the next few months are this same shade of gray.
ahhh, much better.
I'm taking most if not all of next week off. I'll be out of town for most of it due to a business trip. When I get back, I'll be posting more regularly. I have a lot of projects going on, some other blogs to highlight, flea markets coming up as well as some ideas for spring. My pal Jennie's been busy too and maybe I can convince her to let me post some things she's been doing. It's really warming up here in Texas and it's been nice to get out and get some things done.
I'm linking up to some of my favorite blog parties listed in the link above or down below on the right.