Showing posts with label before and after. Show all posts
Showing posts with label before and after. Show all posts

Sep 22, 2016

Rolling PIN Holder and Cabinet Remake


Here is one of my latest auction makeovers.
I won this cute little old, sturdy wine and glass stand at the auction for only $2.00. I call it an awesome rolling pin holder instead.

First for the makeover I lightly sanded it all over with a medium grit sandpaper.  Then wiped it clean with a damp rag.

Then I gave it a good coat of Rustoleum brand spray paint in the ALMOND color from Lowes.
For the top, I let it dry and did a second coat of paint.

Then after drying for about 6 hours, I got out some light grade sandpaper and began to rough up the edges.


I wanted to give it a better finish but still look like it had been around a while and used.
So the edges really looks way better when you do this.

And it was starting to look pretty good after about 15 minutes or so.

 Here is a closeup of the side leg.
 These are meant for holding glasses just under the top, but I'm not sure yet what I'm going to display there. Maybe nothing if I can't find something to look right with rolling pins in the bottom.

In the full size pics like below, you can't see all the details, but they are there.

I like it 99% better than the before photo, what about ya'll?


And I had also gotten a wall cabinet too.
I can't find my before picture of it, but here it is after I cut out the doors and added chicken wire.

 This cabinet had solid wood doors on it before.

I won it at the auction for only $5.00.

I asked my husband to go cut the doors out.

And then I just stapled on some chicken wire from the inside.

Look close above the cabinet. I made a fake clothes line with string and bits of cut fabric.


The cabinet looks way better and so much more country now!

I didn't have to paint it. I just left it the old original color.
I priced this chicken wire door cabinet for $19.99 in my booth.
And it has already sold.
Thank you!

See ya'll next time,
~Lisa


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Oct 3, 2012

Flea Market Finds (Before & After) | Record Cabinet Redo

Lets start with the ugly old before pic of the record cabinet:
and heres another of the before:

And here's the more primitive after picture where it sits now, in my Peddlers Mall booth:


I re-done this old record cabinet that I purchased from a local auction. I hated it, but it was solid wood, with "good bones" as they say. And I loved the bead board style on the front of the doors. I painted it, sanded it, and replaced the brass knobs with more prim, wood knobs. And now I just love it.


Here's a few more finished pics:

Price: $39.99 = Sold after only 2 days. That makes me extra happy!

Jul 7, 2012

Primitive NIGHT LIGHT Makeovers



PRIMITIVE NIGHT LIGHTS WITH SILICONE BULBS
Dipped Primitive Silicone Bulbs came from my $4.00 RECIPE


I wanted to make some silicone dipped, primitive themed bulbs for my nightlights.
I used the recipe that I recently wrote about found here
It's very simple and just includes a tube of 100% silicone (cost around $3.00 a tube) 
and a bottle of cinnamon ($1.00).


I bought some plain bulbs in the night light section and learned to make my own mix.
Here it is.

I just grubbied them up a little more than just leaving them all clear.

And the night light is just a cheap one from the Dollar Mart. 
Just make sure when you buy these that they are not the light sensitive activated ones. You need the ones that are regular.
The bulbs to the right are some I first bought to go by. And I ended up putting them in a few nightlights too.

For my first set, I simply painted the bases a flat black and added some tiny star stencils. 
I finished them off by simply ripping some shreds of homespun to tie at the base. 
Make sure the fabric is not touching the bulb. 
These happened to be the daylight sensor ones, but I don't care for them as much.

Here we have a set of the regular ones that I used my handmade silicone candle bulbs in.


I grubbied up the base of these as well. I just rubbed on some mod podge with a paint brush.
Then sprinkled some cinnamon on it.
You can see I gave each light a coat of paint first. One with black craft paint, and the other with a barn red. And then is when I started with the Mod Podge and added cinnamon. I almost forgot to mention that.
Let it dry.
Add more cinnamon if you wish, and another coat of mod podge to seal it.

I attached a little button and homespun to some of them, just to prim them a bit more.

And then topped it off with another coat of mod podge to seal in the cinnamon and paint.
Then I added a strip of homespun around each. And to finish, I hot glued a button on the front of each.
That took care of the bases.

Then I just used my silicone recipe for the grubby bulbs, made them, let them dry and then stuck them in.

Always make sure you use the correct wattage bulb for each of your night lights and candles when changing out bulbs! And be sure to keep all fabric away from bulbs. Even night lights get hot.

Happy Crafting.
See ya'll next time,
~Lisa

*I am not an expert. And only share my crafting experiences for fun. Please take precautions and consult a specialist before trying any craft you may find within this blog..  AND when dealing with electrical bulbs, please take extra precaution and read all of the bulbs warnings and heat settings.For entertainment purposes only.*

Nov 21, 2011

PRIMITIVE Antique Sewing Machine

PRIMITIVE ANTIQUE SEWING MACHINE

Here's my favorite (WAS-read last paragraph) antique sewing machine I won at auction for only $5.00, after I painted it up:
I loved this antique sewing machine and it works perfect.
When I first saw it at the auction, it was a rough, scuffed up, light brown color then. 
 
BEFORE:
 
 AFTER:
 

So I bought it and painted it a flat black. 
Then stenciled on a cute saying with stencils I bought from eBay. 

And on the inside I stenciled on an Old Crow. 
And this is it:


I loved it and was gonna keep it. 
That is until I opened it up and realized the model number was three 6's...  
Well, I'm a tad bit superstitious so it had to go.  
And off it went for sale in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555


Price: $49.99 SOLD in my Booth#555
Thank You!