…thoughts from my heart on my love for God, family and the care and decorating of our home

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Couple of Makeovers & A Small Craft Project

I finally finished the makeovers on a couple of goodies I found at the Bittersweet Antiques Gathering earlier this month.  I forgot to take before pictures so I cropped the items out of the group picture I took of all the goodies I found at the Gathering.

First, is this table top desk.  I painted it black, sanded it a little and finished it off with a coat of Minwax dark walnut stain.
Table Top Desk Table Top Desk After
The other makeover is a makedo basket that had been painted a blue gray.  I gave it a heavy coat of Minwax dark walnut stain – I liked the color but it dried with a glossy finish.  I made a trip to Walmart and picked up a can of Krylon Matte Finish craft spray.  Now I love the way it turned out.
BasketBasket After
Today I made some Salt Dough Pumpkins to hang on the wire tree that sits on my Kitchen counter.  The house sure did smell good!  I also added some Dried Orange Slices that I picked up last weekend at one of the Prim Shops I visited. 
Makeovers 030
I found this little wire tree at an Antique Shop last February and have been changing the ornaments out for each season.  This was the last indoor Fall decorating project I needed to complete.  I would still like to plant a few more Mums outside and then I can relax and enjoy the season.

Saturday I plan to go to a couple of Antique Gatherings in the area.  I hope to find some goodies to add more of the Prim look to our home.

I hope you are all enjoying the beginning of the Fall season and looking forward to a great weekend.

Autumn Blessings,


mrssmith07 said... your make overs...
especially that basket...
I would never have thought to do that!!

Your little metal Fall tree with the pumpkins and orange slices sure is cute!! I bet it does smell good!!


Michele said...

The makeovers look terrific!

Robyn said...

I love your metal tree! Your makeovers look awesome! Great job!

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Great job, Sue!
Everything looks wonderful.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I love the items you transformed..I have that little wire tree too..will have to pull it out and use it.:) have a great weekend having fun.;)

Misi said...

Great finds and fantastic transformations!. Love your pumpkins. TFS

At Home With Amy said...

Great makeovers. That basket is so much better now. Love it.
Enjoy your weekend.