Monday, November 5, 2012

Before and After

It's very hard for me to buy something and not "modify" it.  Almost everything I buy is because it's almost what I need, but not quite.  It may need refinishing, or spray painted, or recovered.  I just can't help it.  So this post is dedicated to many of the "before & after" pictures I've taken of things throughout the years.  If you want to know more information about something, just let me know!

Before: $5 frame from antique store                                         After: Memo board in my entryway

Before:  Old gold frame                                                  After:  Artwork for my kitchen

Before:  Beat-up, bullet hole chair from the barn                          After:  Restored arm chair for back porch

Before:  White flea market wicker planters                              After:  Black planters for the front porch

Before:  Grandpa's old chairs from the shed                             After:  Cute, colorful chairs for back porch

Before:  $10 set of 4 benches from Craigslist                       After:  2 blue and 2 green benches for my firepit

Before: Dollar Tree frame                                             After:  Tiled frame.  Find this project here
Before:  Random cardboard box                                           After:  Boxes made into "Baskets" with jute string

Looking at these pictures I noticed 2 things.  1.  I love to spraypaint things.  It's so easy to completely change the way something looks with a few coats of paint.  So easy and so cheap!  2.  I like to spraypaint things in my grass.  =)  I probably shouldn't do that, but it grows so stinkin' fast you hardly notice.  If it makes it any better, I only spraypaint in the backyard where no one can see my spots. Haha!