2/5/10

More paintin"

Look what I found in a few drawers and under my bed. Four frames and two mirrors, all in need of painting. One mirror was avocado green and the other one was a dingy-dirty gold. Once everything was spray painted white to match....I tried my hand at using real staining glaze. I know right? I'm so brave. I've never used the stuff...I've always used watered down paint. I've been toooooooooo chicken to commit to stain. Well hells-bells.... I lurve the stuff! I purchased Ralph Lauren's Faux technique glaze... in the color of "smoke." I musta gotten that info from someones fabulous blog (thank you to whomever that was) because thats what I had written down and purchased. I just painted it on and rubbed it off. Easy peasy. It wasn't smelly, sticky or yucky at all. It was actually very enjoyable to work with. The brush I used washed out faster with the glaze on it than if it had acrylic paint on it. crazy~ Here is the glazed frames.... lovin' them!I hung the frames & one mirror in my front entrance hallway. I swear, I'm not happy unless every square inch of my house is covered with something. Why is that I wonder?... The large square mirror still needs to find a home.... probably back under my bed! Those dust bunnies like looking at their reflections. There is a shelf above these frames which I'm trying to fill with light & bright stuff.... all of these games and old toys (pictured below) used to be up on the shelf, now I've got them in my grandkids playroom at my house :-) I'm still needing to fill about 9 feet more with more games....
Clutter, clutter....clutter. But I like it :-)

10 comments:

One Cheap B*tch said...

Love those frames! It's so funny when we find things we tucked away. It's like finding a treasure or having bought something new - but you already had it!

Laurie said...

Wow -- another friend just "found" a stash of buttons yesterday. I wonder what I could find if I started poking around here? Kudos on being brave enough to try the stain -- the results are wonderful!

Anne at Fiona and Twig said...

How did I not know about your blog?
Shame on me! I love it!
I'm a big fan of RL glaze, too, makes everything look sooooo much better.

I'll surely be back. :-)

Have a wonderful weekend,
Anne

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Love what you did with the mirrors!
I haven't tried the stain...sure adds a nice touch.
Deb :)

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

I love what you did with the frames and must go find Ralph Lauren's smoke finish too. My home also has no bare patches on the walls. I love having a lot to look at too.

Barbara said...

You are such an inspiration! I'm so glad I went magic carpet riding and found you. The frames look gorgeous.

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ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Wow! I think I should go check under my bed! I'm guessing it is just the dust bunnies there a not anything like your cool pieces.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Those frames turned out so beautiful! And I like clutter, so your pictures do nothing but charm me, especially the board games.....

laurel said...

Love what you did with those frames!