Friday, February 21, 2014

Before and Afters

I did a little bit of revamping some items last weekend.  Here are a few pictures of what I got done.

Here is a rooster that I bought at a thrift store for $8.  Didn't care for the color so I painted it.

Now here he is finished and displayed in the entry off of the powder room.

I still need to decorate underneath the table.  Just haven't found the right stuff yet.  The next picture is some greenery balls I got at Hobby Lobby.  I don't always like to use the lighter green so I decided to paint two of the balls with spray paint for plastic.  Here is how it turned out.
I needed some napkin holders for my kitchen table to go with the new napkins that I got.  I purchased both of these at Pier 1 Imports.  I wish they had plates to match the napkins.  I couldn't find exactly what I wanted so I painted the napkin holders.  Here is the before and after shots and the kitchen table decorated.

I painted them black and then speckled them with antique white.  I bought the black charges at Pier 1 Imports and got the white plates at Goodwill for 99 cents each.
Ok, now you are probably wondering why there is a picture of a can of spray paint and some cording.  I now that this looks kind of crazy to be using these items together.  I wasn't too sure about this when I came up with this idea myself and wasn't really sure if it would work out or not.  Check back on the next posting to see the results.


  1. Lovely post. I love your beautiful Rooster with the brown coming through and your vignette is gorgeous. Can't wait to see your next post, I'm intrigued. :)

  2. I really like how you found the shape of what you wanted and then painted it the colors you wanted. Very industrious and your display turned out very pretty.

  3. Your rooster looks much better in white!! Love the table setting. So pretty!

  4. the rooster painted white. He looks so much better!!

  5. Love the rooster. He looks gorgeous with his new white speckled plumage.