Hello friends...welcome back to my nest.
I want to share a few fun things with you today.
A makeover, a great thrift shop find and
a birthday gift.
|Pay no attention to the lady in the mirror|
This week I stopped in my Warrenton Salvation Macy's and picked up this pretty gilded table top mirror.
I loved it, but I felt for it's small size, it was way too much gold.
How about we remedy that problem.
I started by painting on two coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint in Paloma.
Paloma is a lovely soft pale plum color.
Pale and lovely
After the Paloma dried (I hit it with a blow dryer) I dry brushed it with a little Old White.
This helps to highlight the great relief detail.
|Isn't Paloma a pretty color?|
After the dry brushing, I lightly sanded just enough to expose some of the original gold.
I applied some clear wax with a soft stippling brush.
Normally I use the Annie Sloan wax brush, but i needed a much smaller brush here.
My artist stipple brush worked great.
|Again...pretend she is not there|
Let's look again at the VERY gold mirror before.
|Hey...the lady turned into a vase of roses!|
That's one crazy restyle!
And the much more sophisticated toned down restyled mirror.
I added just enough dark wax on top of the clear to accentuate the crevices.
Using an old cotton t-shirt dipped in clear wax, I carefully wiped away any unwanted dark wax.
I think she is beautiful
See the gold peeking through?
I'm so glad I did not pass up this great little mirror just because I didn't like the finish.
Remember...ASCP adheres to just about anything!
Now on to the next thrift shop find...
With all of the blogosphere posting gorgeous projects using sheet music, I have had my eyes open for the stuff.
I had not been able to find it anywhere....
Until this week!
Just look at all this fabulous sheet music
so many wonderful old titles and cover art.
How incredible is the American Cowboy Songs book????
And Stephen Foster!
A classic song and beautiful cover art.
Pay no attention to the price stickers...I bargained the mgr down to an unbelievable price since I was wanting all of it.
I now have enough sheet music for many projects.
Isn't this gal pretty?
Mr. Secret Agent gave her to me for my birthday, which happens to be
I'm 57 years young.
I'm 57 years young.
I know she looks basic, but that is exactly what I wanted....just an old fashioned cruiser.
I'll be on the lookout for a sweet basket that I can line with vintage fabric.
I can't wait to spend my mornings coasting up and down my country lane.
If you see me, be sure to wave.
Any suggestions for the perfect Bicycle name?
A reminder for everyone that my Hometalk/Home Depot gift card Giveaway is still open.
Be sure to enter HERE
Don't forget to leave a comment for each entry ex...Facebook..Like the Hometalk page..Tweet and Follow my blog.
Depending on the number of entries, I will be giving the lucky winner a $50.00 or $100.00 gift card to Home Depot.
USA & Canadian followers are eligible to enter.
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.
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