Well I went back to the antique mall real quick on Tuesday night. I took my daughter with me and boy did she have a blast! She LOVES Little House On The Prairie and anything from "back in the day".....so she was in awe of all the treasures! It was fun to see! She found a ton of old old phones...and a big pump from a well...an old Victrola...the list goes on and on. Needless to say we both enjoyed ourselves! I was on a mission for Firkins....or "Firkin Like" Firkins!! And I found three that I thought would make great makeover candidates. I know, I know they aren't the "real deal" but hey..... they work for me. Here are my three finds before~
Here they are after~
The top mustard one...the metal bands on it look so shiny from the flash! The bands are not shiny. I wasn't real happy with the lighting on this picture. I have had this black iron stand FOREVER and I thought...hmmmm...four "Firkins"...four shelves on the stand...perfect! But now where does my stainless steel recycle can go? I guess it goes out to the garage!
I did another real quick makeover the other day on a small clock that I got at the Goodwill for $3.00. It was painted all black....very dusty. It needed some TLC. So here is what it looks like now~
It was black...then I painted brown over that and then a red topcoat....sanded it and put on a dark walnut stain. The photo doesn't show the detail real well...but it really brought out the grain in the wood. I am glad that I made "time" for this little makeover....o.k....sorry it's late and I am tired. Forgive my cheesy joke!
My next project is painting our bedroom. I am hoping to get started on this soon. I am keeping the same quilt as in the picture.
Not loving the window treatments...too matchy matchy with the quilt...any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I need something new.
Now for paint samples...oh boy! I went looking and here is what I came home with! Yikes! Too many choices! My first instinct is to go mustard. That is what my gut is telling me. I love the blue color in the quilt...but I have NO other blue in my whole house...so that would be quite the change for me. Then I thought will all of those colors make the room too dark? See what I am struggling with here~
I think I have narrowed it down to these choices and I am really leaning towards the mustard. Not the darkest one but somewhere in the middle.
Close up of the quilt~
Oh it's all just in the planning stages right now..but I want it done yesterday!! I will have to think everything through. I am also painting the master bath...what do you all think...keep it the same color as the bedroom..or do a different complimentary color in there?? I know you don't have time to answer all my questions...but if an idea just jumps right out at you or you definetly have an opinion on something let me know! I would love the ideas... But, oh yea....if you don't like the quilt~~don't tell me...because it HAS to stay!! LOL!!! :)
Wow...this turned out to be a much longer post than I had planned! I was going to show you my fake firkins and call it a night! I guess I just got carried away! Thanks for stopping by, thanks for reading and thanks for leaving such nice comments. They are all very much appreciated!
And to my good friend Lisa..SO glad you are home! You get better soon.....because I have been missing your makeovers! :) Still praying for you to get stronger and stronger with every passing day!
Until next time. Take care everyone. ~Sarah~