Thursday

a-b-c... easy as 1-2-3...


sorry, I'm having a Jackson 5 flashback from the 60's...
I fell in love with this plate at the thrift store. It was ugly. and silver. and it had a twin. Why someone had thought painting them silver would look cute, I'll never know. I guess 'to each his own', but, really, c'mon. So I picked up the pair for $3 and set to redoing them.

Rustoleum spray paint. What can I possibly say about spray paint that hasn't already been said? It's probably the best tool a girl could have. Turns an ugly duckling into a swan. A glossy white swan. Now all it needed was some red acrylic paint detail. Somehow, I didn't quite think painting that little alphabet was gonna be so hard- I used to be really good at work like this. But then, that was 20 years ago when my eyes could actually see without reading glasses. This was a little more challenging than I remembered!


Next up- a really ugly antiqued gold candlestand. Looked like it was from the 80's when all that gold junk was 'in'. But for $2 it was worth a fresh coat of glossy red paint. Hello? Liberace? yeah, I've got your missing candlestand...

It only took a little Gorilla Glue (another one of those 'girl's best friends'!) to stick the painted plate to the newly-red candlestand.


I added a glass dome orphaned from a cheese board and voil`a. Now look at it!


Love.
For less than $5. Can't beat that!

5 comments:

Amy said...

How cool is that? Love it!

cindy said...

What an adorable re-do! Clever gurl! And yep, I would imagine that those little letters woulda been tricky! :D

-c
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scrapncathy said...

Pretty Cute Terri, Thanks for making that for me?

haha ;)

manicstamper said...

Hi
I 'lurk' most days on your blog and love all of your projects but this one has to be my favourite so far.
It's just beautiful.
Thanks for sharing it.
Sheila

Haverford House said...

I love that plate! This turned out great! Love the colors! ~Marcy

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