Thursday, September 19, 2013

Blast from the Past #1

I have too many works in progress that I can't really show right now. Boo! But, that doesn't mean I can't show you some projects I've done in the past, but never shared before. I have a lot of those projects at my office.

For this first edition of Blast from the Past, I want to show off a little piece I did for my office bathroom. I got this cabinet for free. It had already been stripped (bonus!) so I got right to painting.

I painted the piece a nice gray, distressed and antiqued it. I also painted the insets of the doors with Krylon's Looking Glass spray paint:

It gives the doors a nice reflective quality and looks like old mirrors. Love it! The top of this piece was laminate, so a quick scruff with sandpaper and more spray paint was in order.

At first, I was disappointed with how yucky the top got every time water got on it, but actually it's growing on me. It almost looks like a distressed zinc top now.

Overall, it's a nice little storage piece for the bathroom.

I'll be sharing more Blasts from the Past in the future (and hopefully so new projects) very soon!

Don't settle for dull, live a refinished life!

*Planning to share at:
Metamorphasis Monday; Give Me the Goods Monday; Time To Sparkle Tuesday Linky Party; Trash to Treasure; The Power of Paint Party; Wildly Original Linky Party; Transformation Thursday; What have you redone?; Shabbilicious Friday; Start at Home Paint Party; Funky Junk Interiors' Party Junk; Clever Chicks Blog Hop

Friday, September 6, 2013

Teal Pheasant

I found this pheasant at the thrift store. I thought, "it's no peacock, but it'll do."

A little spray paint later:

Now I have an awesome accessory to put in my guest bedroom. I've got several projects in the works for this. I also ordered new bedding which should be here next week. I am so excited to show off some things for this project!!

Don't settle for dull, live a refinished life!