Monday, September 6, 2010

Whitewashed

As I have been fixing up rubbish, I have discovered that many things simply look better with a fresh coat of white paint. I decided, in this post, to show you some of my junk that looks better white.

First, there was this shelf that I found at Saver’s thrift store for $3. It is a very sturdy, well-built oak shelf and I love the wooden applique. The only unappealing part of the shelf was the orange-ish colored finish. It was nothing a bit of white paint could not fix.

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This large, green artichoke statue was picked up at an estate sale. I brought it home and covered up the green with some creamy white paint topped with, the usual, Ralph Lauren glaze in smoke color.

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My next find, was this tin planter box, also painted green. It looked tolerable in green and I thought about leaving it that color, but I knew it would look better white.

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I frequently find small, decorative picture frames at garage sales for a dollar or less. These little frames, once painted, sell out fast at the shop.

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What a difference a little whitewashing can make!

7 comments:

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

I always see them too at the flea market. Next time, I'm going to grab them and spray 'em. What a difference a little paint makes with these. No wonder they are big sellers.

cushycottage said...

your frames collection is a beauty...no wonder they sell out fast ;)

Deborah said...

What a difference!! I love how white paint transforms!
I have a white tin box container that I purchased in Niagara on the lake and I didnt have to paint , it was already white...absolutely love that look!!
Great post..love that shelf too!

Deborah xo

Stephanie said...

We sell lots of painted frames too. Gotta love how a little paint transforms!

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