Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Trash to Treasure

I have been known to dig around during bulky trash pick-up in our neighborhood. I have several things that I re-purposed for my home. Last week my neighbors had this in their trash can:

 So I first cleaned it and removed the parts that usually hold the electric wires inside the flower thingy. Then I grabbed my handy dandy bronze paint and painted it.

I went to Goodwill and found these juice glasses for 50 cents each, I already had the tea light candles:

Here is the finished light:

It is going in my master bath that I am in process of redoing. Pictures of that later!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tiki Time!

I have had a tiki bar under my deck for the pool area for several years. The chairs that came with it did not last after the first year. So I have been on the lookout for bar chairs to paint in bright colors. I found some last fall and found time to paint them this week.
I bought a spray paint at Hobby Lobby called Gesso Spray. It was a great primer for the chairs and allowed the other spray paint to stay bright. I used an idea I found on Pinterest to use "Glad Press n Seal" around areas that you don't want sprayed. It worked great on the metal foot rest. I used the caps from spray cans to rest the feet on during painting.
Here is the orange chair during painting:
and here is the end result.... I can see many good times with a cold beverage on one of these chairs!