Posts Tagged ‘Recycled’

AFTER: Shelf Headboard

In after, Finds on September 29, 2009 at 3:07 am

close-up headboard

I thought about titling this post “Headboard Hell”. The end result was worth it, but dang… First, I put my palm sander to it, but I could not really get into the corners very well. Then, I primed all of it except the back and the legs (both of these will be hidden). Next, I painted it a semi-gloss white. And again. And again. Then, I cut four birds out of contact paper along with a thin strip of painter’s tape. I put these on the backboard to look like birds on a power line. Then I painted over them with high gloss black. When I removed the contact paper and tape…

The white flaked and the black bled but after touch up after touch up I think it is ready for the reveal. Ta Da!!

After shelf


BEFORE: Teeny Shelf

In before, Finds on September 25, 2009 at 2:56 am
Lots of varnish!

Lots of varnish!

I stopped by a yardsale in the parking lot of the local Harley Davidson. Said location almost threw me off, but I ended up finding the most precious teeny shelf. And the cool thing is that the purchase price of $2 went to “Save the TaTas Foundation” to fight breast cancer. I like saving tatas!
Let us see what it wants me to do to it.

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.