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AFTER: End Tables

In after, Finds on October 20, 2009 at 3:04 pm

I had you guys take a poll recently on what to do with the end tables I was given. The two winning votes were (1)paint them a bold color and (2)paint them to resemble flowers. I am not an artist and the flower idea turned out to be a daunting task so I compromised.

before end table

I went with a bold red from Sherwin Williams that was labled Bay Red. I got this paint for about 1 dollar a gallon at Habitat for Humanity and I actually like the color. Then I hand painted a repeating graphic of abstract trees onto the surface.

after end table

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AFTER: Teeny Shelf

In after, Finds on September 25, 2009 at 2:58 am

The shelf had some pretty heavy varnish all over it so I spent some tv watching/sanding time with it until it was scuffed enough to take primer. Then, I slapped on 2 coats of very, very white paint and lined the back of the shelves with a mod-looking paper. I like the final look! The question is: what now?? Does it hold mail or do I turn it into a charging station for phones, iPods, ect? Do I add hooks or maybe attach a sweet pencil holder to the top?

What???????????? Feel free to comment, comment, comment.

AFTER: Super Simple Mirror

In after, Finds on September 24, 2009 at 3:00 am

Here is that dumpster mirror that I rescued. I have decided to keep it plain green for now and just glare at it for a while to see if more inspiration hits. If anyone has any input I would love to hear from ya. I am considering a portion of a stencil design in stark white all the way around the frame to give it some texture. It is looking a little flat to me.  I also still have to replace the backing of nappy cardboard that I ripped off of the rear of the frame. I would love to find something pretty even though no-one will be able to see it after it is hung. Maybe a fabric? That would also protect the wall while it is hanging. Hmmm.

PS. Thanks Jade.