Friday, July 31, 2009

My first RS redo's

Hello everyone!Well I got the makeover bug.My blogging friends give me such inspiration.I just love all the wonderful makeovers and now when I go antiquing I search for things that can be redone.So here's just a short post on my first resale shop makeovers.The first item is a jar I found at my favorite resale shop and happens to be where I work http://oncenagain.com/.

When this came in I saw potential and I knew axactly what I wanted to do with it.

I sanded the lid,painted it black let that dry,painted dried basil green over that then sanded.Put a coat of dark walnut over that and WAHLAH!

Then I went to APPhttp://aprimitiveplace.org/featuredhome.html and looked under crafts and one of the girls on there so graciously had free labels to download and print.http://s588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/manda47446/ Thanks so much Manda!I wanted a darker label so I took a brown paper bag and cut a piece out of it the same size as a regular size paper to fit in the printer.Then I printed the label out on that and cut.Used mod podge on the back of the label then went over it with mod podge after I attached it to the jar. Here it is all done.Not sure what I want to put in it yet but I really luv how it turned out.


My second makeover is this cutting board I found at a local antique store.I sanded it so that paint would stick.Painted it black.Let that dry and sanded it off to give that used look.Then took dark walnut stain over that and here it is....................................

This was so much fun.Thanks so much friends for such great inspiration.It's great taking inexpensive things and turning them into something that you love.Have a great day!Until next time,




13 comments:

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Great re-dos! It is so satisfying to buy something for so little and make it into something that becomes a part of your home.

Have a great weekend!

Kat said...

Great Makeovers!!! Love them both!

Kris said...

Look out!! You'll become a makeover fanatic!! LOL Isn't it fun to find something that no one wants anymore and make it into something fabulous? I love both of your makeoevers, Sherri! Great job!

Take care,
~Kris~

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Great makeovers. Nice job !!!

Janene said...

Warning! Warning! Warning!
You are now entering the addictive world of makeovers...You can NEVER stop at just one!
What a great idea about the brown paper bag! I would love to have some of those labels to download. Thanks for the tip!
You did a fantastic job! Looking forward to seeing more!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Wonderful makeovers...it's fun isn't it?
Have a great day!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

I love both of your make overs. I can see many more in your future now!!

Lisa said...

They look GREAT!!

Andy said...

Wow... I need your vision! They look wonderful!

Farm Field Primitives said...

You did a great job. Aren't they fun!!! Look forward to seeing more from you.
~Melissa~

girliegirl said...

Wow, you did a wonderful job on your first redo's. I love the jar.
Color turned out perfect.

Carey

Carmen C. said...

Awesome re-dos! I love the jar:)Now you'll be finding goodies everywhere ya go, lol!!!

Wanda said...

Love your re-dos! I have bought mine to try for the first time, but haven't got to them yet! You just gave me a little push! Love your colors!