Friday, August 8, 2008
Reinventing Accessories with **Updated Pictures**
I tend to be sentimental about Stuff. Two years ago, when we moved, my old accessories were comforting--the design equivalent of a "blankie" or "teddy." They didn't exactly work with the new house, but I wasn't getting rid of them. So I went to Lowes and bought paint. For more info, scroll down to the bottom.
But first, you are in for a fabulous treat! I asked for before/after pictures, and I am thrilled to post them.
Shabby Vintage Chic sent photos of her fabulous revamped accessories. For more information, visit her blog Shabby Vintage Chic
Attention fans of MacKenzie-Childs! Many of you may know RMS's Cedwards/Carol, and she took an unfinished desk and transformed it into a work of art. Carol wrote: "Although I didn't take any before pictures, I was able to find a picture of the table I started with from their website. Okay, it was a little more than paint! It involved paint, tile, wrapping paper, decoupage medium and some rocks that I stole (I mean borrowed) from my neighbor's yard. And then there was that overpriced glass knob from Anthropolgie that I just had to have. The second picture is obviously the AFTER. I know it's not exactly what you asked for but the only thing I paint on a regular basis is drapery hardware!"
To view more of Carol's rooms on RMS--her username is cedwards55--click HERE.
Here's Carol's table "before"
And the "after"--MacKenzie-Childs:
Shelia sent some fabulous pictures of a revamped secretary. Many of you enjoy her blog, Notesongs. For more info and a "Pink Saturday" excursion, check out her blog Notesongs
First, Shelia found a secretary on Craigslist
And now it's ready for painting!
Using Lowe's "Posh Red," she transformed this piece
And here's the finished secretary! Isn't it magnificent?!
Just look at these details!
Here's my faux fumblings (2 years ago).
I went a little wild, though, and some things had to Be Redone. I didn't take photos because this was during my Pre-blogging days. lol
I had many inexpensive boxes from discount shops and yard sales and, with a little paint, I tried to give them a little uniformity. And, I grouped them.
As always, my faithful Mister
If you have any tips--or especially before/after pics--you'd like to share, please send an email, and I'll post them.