Wednesday, September 24, 2008

SPRAY PAINT MAKEOVER

Several years ago my husband and I were at the beach and found this wooden shelf thing (I call it that because I really don't know what else it is). It doesn't have any way to hang, and it's too heavy if it did. I have always used it sitting on another piece of furniture. We had it in our office area for a while and then for the past year or so it's been in the attic. After seeing some of my blogging friends' beautiful homes, I decided I would get the old piece down and go to my black spray paint...(sorry, Joy.....I'm still using black).You can see from this picture where I do all my painting. I painted it and sanded the edges to give it that old look (I'm not very good with pictures that will show details). I now have it in my den sitting on an old radio/record player in a cabinet.

This is my cabinet/shelf that I am using.....it's no longer in the attic! Notice the leaves that I won from My Brown Bag Studio. I started painting an old chair that we had in the basement today that I plan to put in the corner by this. Spray paint is a new love of mine!

21 comments:

Kristin F. said...

Very cute! I was going to email you today and volunteer to help you with your background, but I see somebody beat me to the punch. It looks lovely :).

Nancy said...

I love what the black does! Everything just pops against black! Great Job!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

The shelf looks great!
Love the new look of your blog!
diane

Stephanie said...

A main staple in my house is not the eggs in the fridge- its a can of black spray paint ! LOL
Just kidding.... altho I always have one on hand.
You did a great job and I would of painted it black too. As you can tell, everything gets painted black in my house, we are starting to feel like the Adams Family :)
Have a great evening....

Kimberly said...

um... oh my goodness, I think I just drooled all over my keyboard... That looks AMAZING! Beautiful job!

Thanks for your ~*sweet*~ comments on my blog! I'm so glad you're enjoying your little frame... makes me feel kinda appreciated!

Blessings, Kimberly

Rambling Girl said...

Oh this looks so good Sue. I love black spray paint also. Going to get out the ole cans this weekend and were going to do some pumpkin painting with the grandkids....

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh Sue, good job! Isn't blogging so inspiring?

Melissa Wertz said...

You got a new do! I like it.

Linda said...

PERFECT! I love it and you have it doen up just right. You are wise to tackle your transformation in small bites. Took me 22 years to get to where I am!! LOL

Darlene said...

Hi Sue,
I love those shelves in the black...things around here are slowly getting painted black too. It is funny cause when we re-arranged our furniture I ended up putting a sofa table against the wall and out in the garage was a top to something and we moved it in and put it on the sofa table (kinda like what you have done). It is decorated right now for fall but after the holidays (or maybe before) I think the shelves and sofa table are going to be black.

You did a FABULOUS job on yours!!! I never even knew you could spray paint so many things until blogland!

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

You did a great job and I love it. Isn't it amazing what a little color can to do an old piece of furniture?

Marie said...

I love that shelf! Your primitive style makes my heart melt. I will ALWAYS love that look. I adore it.

B J's Corner said...

Outstanding! I love stuff like that. You did a great job on the cabinet. I also think the color is perfect!
bj

Farmhouse Primitives said...

Sue, Isn't it amazing what paint will do? IT LOOKS FABULOUS!!
Pam

Sand Flat Farm said...

I really like that black shelf! Isn't spray paint wonderful!!!
Vickie

This Country Girl said...

Wow...that looks great black! Thank the Lord for spray paint and paint period, right? Everything you have on there looks good too and really stands out!

Happy Thursday, Sue!
Tammy

Angie said...

It looks awesome! I love a piece like that to sit on top of a piece of furniture. It almost makes it like a hutch. Love that it has several shelves - great decorating possibilities!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

It looks great! How fun to find such a nice piece!

simple~needs said...

i found ya on ronells blog. i hope you dont mind if i add you to my blog roll. ;0
you were looking for a easy penny rug pattern??

http://www.patchpieces.com/Applique.html
( there is a christmas tree on the page) :)

very easy candle wrap penny rug
http://www.craftandfabriclinks.com/pitchy/candle_wrap.html


here is a tutorial
http://needlenecessities.blogspot.com/2008/02/valentine-penny-rug-tutorial.html


penny rug purse tutorial
http://pennyrugsandmore.blogspot.com/2008/05/penny-purse-tutorial.html


i hope those help.
kim

basketsnprims said...

Wow, that is so prim & looks great. I love black spray paint & my little sander. Love your blog.

Pam

Debi said...

Hello Sue,

I got the net back today!!!! I am having so much fun catching up with everyone that missed for the last several days!!!

I adore your new shelf!!! I am just now discovering black spray paint!! I have used white so much I am tired of it now... so every new project for now is black... lol. We shall see how long that lasts!! lol.

I love your new look!! Looks great!!

I need help with mine... want to come for a visit??? About a month???
I can't decide what to keep... and what to get rid of!! Story of my life!!!

Thank you Sue for stopping by for a visit!! And thanks for your sweet comments dear!! It makes my day!!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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