Saturday, February 18, 2012

Faux Rust

What the heck are these things?
Any ideas?
I will tell you but first come see what I did with them!

Here they are in all there ugly glory
(and I have more of these, that I need to
find a use for, about 30 more)
 I am into rust these days, so I got this faux rusting kit
it is just paint but hey it does a pretty good job.
After some sanding, it was paint time, looking better already.
 Next you put this glaze on, it is thin like milk
 Blot it off with a paper towel
 Let it drys fast and WA LA....

Now I have 4 faux rusted containers
 even the insides are done.  After KC drilled a couple holes to hang them with

We added them to our coat area, in the pantry, to hold small
items like leashes, gloves and what not......
Note: my walls are really mauve, but the flash washed them out 
 Here you can see mine, the ones for the other side will
be installed once I get some anchors for them
So, just what are these things, anyway?  They came from a 
telephone company,  they were covers for some of their equipment.   
NOTE:  My father in law tells me...
"They were used to protect the telephone switches from dust or being hit."

When they updated their system,

they were tossed on the trash heap, KC and his Dad knew 
there had to be a use for them, and I finally found one, 
just, what.......20 years later.   LOL.
I do have ideas for the others, one of these days.

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Hugs and Gods Blessing always

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Picture Frame Make Over

Picture Frame Make Over

After last Christmas (2010) I began work on
fixing up my stairwell, which had been
only drywall for several years
You see I have to be "in the mood" 
to do things and yes it took me that long.  LOL.
So I got it papered, 
and this year I decided it was finally time to get to work
on the pictures.  So in January 2012 I got going
but I did not like the picture frames
that the pictures were in soooo
Out came the paint
and the glaze

to change them up a bit.  To sage green with a mocha glaze. 
Much better. 
Here it is mid February and I am still messing around with getting 
this done.....I know I am slow....or is it I am moody.....
can't get in the mood!

Here are a few more things that will be going in there.
Opps, I already have these up.....tee hee

I have to figure out how I am going to hang those frames
that I just redid, some are sitters not hangers so 
I am thinking on doing the brown ribbon like in the little square frames
above. of these days.........I will get this finished.
Figuring out how to place the elements can be a bit 
overwhelming, hopefully I will get over my
fears and move on to the finish.

My next project includes these
any guesses as to what they are or
what I am going to do with them?
Thank you for coming over for a visit.
Have a blessed day.