Hello my friends....I hope you are all having a good week.
Mine has been wonderful.
Lot's of wonderful things happening in my life right now and I will be sharing them very soon.
In the mean time....
Let's play again!!!!!!
Last Friday a friend told me about a yard sale that was going on in my area.
"Have you been to Ray's yet today?' she said
"No..what and who is Ray?" I replied
" A huge yard sale" she said
"WHAT!!!!....no one told me about a huge yard sale!!"
Off I went in search of Ray and his awesomeness...
I pulled up to Ray's house and the yard was covered with
Ray told me most of the stuff had come from
a home in Bethesda..a dentist/artist home.
I spotted so many vintage dental treasures.
Two stainless mirrors with trays caught my eye.
Very medically sterile, don't you think?
But I had a vision....
Here she is all beautiful and reborn. I can picture her on a pretty vanity of a young girl.
Using a sanding block, I removed most of her rust..I left a little for character.
Antoinette is such a soft plaster pink...lovely!
CHALK PAINT™ stuck like a charm.
I rubbed a hint of gold wax here and there for a little glam attitude.
I decoupaged the tray with Mod Podge and a beautiful floral paper napkin.
She is so elegant now...a far cry from her 'rinse and spit' past life.
I created two of these and they will be headed to my shop.
Look what else I used Mod Podge on...
I found these hanging metal signs for less than a $1.00 at my local Joann's.
They had awefull dark canvas letters glued onto them.
I removed the letters and painted three coats of CHALK PAINT™ in Graphite to create my own
YES...you can create colored chalk boards using CHALK PAINT™!!
Just apply at least 3 coats..dry and season with a piece of chalk..wipe off and you are all set.
Imagine Provence or Emperor Red chalkboards with white chalk lettering...beautiful!
I decoupaged strips of antique sheet music to the front and back.
Perfect for shop pricing and little announcements!
Maybe a little embellishment of some sort will be added..ephemera..lace..ribbon or burlap??
See the decoupaged bucket vase from last week....I have been keeping it filled with Hydrangeas because.....
My Hydrangea bush is overflowing with gorgeousness this season!!!!!
The colors are so intense.
Note to self....I must plant more of these.
Here is another little bargain project I created for my shop.
I found this maple candlestick at a thrift shop.
Sorry forgot the B4 photo..you guys know what golden maple looks like..right?
After a coat of Antoinette CHALK PAINT™, Annie's wonderful Craqueleur varnish crackle and some dark wax..
Instand age and loveliness.
By the way...I am still working with my first jars of Craqueleur...it goes a very long way!
Now..about my post title...
While at Ray's yard sale (more of my finds to come), one of Ray's friends mentioned that he lost out on a higher bid to purchase an old quilt at a recent auction.
I overheard this and told him I had an old quilt in my trunk that I had just purchased at another auction.
I showed it to him and he LOVED it.
He offered to buy it from me.
Now for quite some time, I have made it my mission to try to perform at least one random act of kindness everyday.
I thought this was the perfect opportunity for that days act.
I told him he could have the lovely old quilt...he was so thrilled and amazed that I would just give it to a complete stranger.
His joy made me feel joyous....
That's what it is all about..right?
Well he walked me over to a large black tarp draped over something.
He pulled back the tarp and revealed a lovely French desk/vanity.
HE GAVE IT TO ME!!!!!
Folks...I'm here to tell you..paying it forward works!
What goes around...comes around...remember that.
Until next time...be kind and stay creative!
Joining Shades of Amber