Monday, October 31, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wise Old Owl

"Hoo" loves Owls?
I do.

I love old books too.

My niece "hoo" is an avid reader and likes owls
just had a birthday.

So......I knew exactly what I wanted to make for her.

A Wise Old Owl.

She ♥'ed it!! Yay!

Love, Aunt Michelle

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Goodwill Picture Fix

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I had been debating whether or not I wanted to fill in the chippy spots on this picture I purchased at the Goodwill with some black paint or leave it be.

I had originally thought that it had a sort of old, vintage, worn feel to it, but,
 the more I looked at it and especially after seeing the pictures
of it on my blog, I thought,
it doesn't look good at all!!!

So I knew that I wanted to touch it up with paint.



There's still some chips here and there and it's not perfect by any means,
but, that's exactly why I like it!

I changed the background paper too. It's from my stash here at home, I'm sure it will be changed again though.
Several times:)
I felt it really needed a burst of color. Since it will be housed in my bookcase which is darker wood, it looked way too washed out with such a light background.

This little vignette is sitting on another Goodwill find. A big heavy thick wood tray. I love it. When I first saw it, I immediately thought I would paint it white, add a graphic and make it into a lazy suzan for my kitchen table.
Now, I'm not so sure.

I found these little leather bound books at Half Price Books. I love to collect old leather books! I was going to use them for a project that I will post about soon, but they didn't work out, so......they will stay with me for now!

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Goodwill Hunting

Who would have known that one of my favorite stores would end up being the Goodwill.
I enjoy going to the one in my area. It's clean and pretty organized.
I always head straight to the glassware section searching for old jars, cake platters, tiny pitchers etc..
Then I search for  
picture frames and mirrors. I usually always find something I like.

I really liked the frame on this piece, which is a sort of tin and one of my favorite things right now is silhouettes, so I thought if this were cleaned up it could be pretty cute.

For this price, it was worth a shot anyway.

As soon as I get home, it's straight to the sink for some hot, soapy water. I love cleaning up my new pieces and this picture really needed it!

I took it apart and removed the old gold paper that was the background for the silhouette.

I cleaned the frame and then started cleaning the glass only to discover I was taking a lot of the paint off of the silhouette.

I found some paper I had on hand to replace the old gold one
put it all back together.

I can always replace the background paper and still deciding if I want to try and fill in some of the missing silhouette with some black paint.

I found this picture and loved it as is.

Another great price.

The colors on the frame are perfect. French country blue, gold and the perfect amount of wear and tear.

So all I had to do was dust her off and clean up the glass.

I love the picture. So sweet. I added this to a vignette in my dining room hutch. Will post pictures of that later.

I have lots more goodies to share, so until next time.....

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