Friday, July 1, 2011

Goodwill Goodie Finish Friday

Well, summer has finally arrived!  Two days in the high 90s and three trips to the pool!  Softball ended this week and that will free up a lot of our time.  Not much planned for the rest of the summer ~ we went to Disney World at the end of May for vacation, so maybe a few day trips around Iowa.  Swimming lessons will be next week and the kids are excited about that. 

Onto this week's makeover!  I thought about just painting it black, but then decided to use black as the undercoat and give it a top coat of burgundy. 

I couldn't distress it as much as I would have liked because even with a heavy coat of black the original purple kept wanting to show through.  So just a light sanding and some wax, add a pip berry ring, and candle and here's the resulting display ~

Notice the candle board on top of the table ~ it was a previous makeover of a cutting board that I've now turned into a candle board.  Got to love the versatility of these prim makeovers!  I picked up the two crocks at the end of last summer for a steal ~ $5 for the large and $2.50 for the small.  Thought that they work well to prim up my plants.

Hard to believe that the 4th of July is here already.  I did manage to put a few extra Americana items out around the house.  I leave most of my Americana decor out year round ~ there's just something about the red, white, and blue that calls to me.  So much pride in it and for it!

1 comment:

  1. Michele,
    I love how your candle box turned out. It is amazing what we can do with someone else's discards. Thats why I love doing makeovers.
    Good job.
    Country at heart