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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fishy Business

We are joining Susan at
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday. 
Check it out, there are tons of great ideas!  
Just click on the butterfly!
Well, Mom has been 'yardsailing' like a madwoman lately!!  Here is her latest haul and her newest redo...
Cute oil lamp=3.00, old lunch pail like grandpa had=.50, 
repro tin coke trays 5.00ea!!! (Dad bought these...
he doesn't know a ripoff when he sees one uses up too many resources and is banished from future sales), welcome sign for hunting cabin=5.00 (Dad too) and old aquarium stand=2.00. 

The oil lamp and stand were sanded and then spray painted. 
Oil rubbed bronze is used on the lantern and black satin on the stand. 
Next the stand was topped with a piece of marble rescued from a building demolition in Philly. 
The marble is the perfect fit and needed nothing done to it! 
The birds are Dollar Store and the chamber pot was an inheritance from Grandma's!!!  
All paintings and flowers done by Mom.
Dad just finished the stone on the front of the house and installed the door with sidelights. 
Next he will paint the storm door black. 
(Ignore the broom behind the door! which I didn't have time to move photoshop out!)
Total cost for front door vignette?...5.00!!!


Now that we are actively involved in blogland, The urge to paint everything white has come over me!
I have had this chandelier for probably 20 years.   
It is hard to see with the little corner shelf behind it.
I remembered to take a before pic just after we Future Colonel Scarlet started to paint it! 

You can notice that the flowers were a creepy peach color and the leaves are green.  The overall color was a yellowey cream. 
The chandelier was made in Italy.  So, I liked it automatically!!
Hey, my maiden name is Balboa!!

After a few coats of bright white paint and some trips to Home Depot the lamp was spiffy and rewired.
Remember, this light hadn't been used or even hung in a least 20 years.
Pardon the wall color! 
That was a serious mistake I made by listening to my teenager's opinion! 
I have Marta Stewart's Fortune Cookie picked out for the walls.
The little server reflected in the mirror was a gift from my Mom
and there are parts of future tablescapes scattered around!
I found the mirror at GW for 25.00! and will be painting it white.  
I just love it and every time I look at it I feel happy!
Check out Faded Charm Cottage for White Wednesday...
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  1. I love the chandelier. I had a brass one that I got rid of when we moved into our house 5 years ago. I don't know why I got rid of it...I guess at the time I thought it was ugly. I really wish I had it back. Yours is so beautiful!!!

  2. I have a few of these on my back porch-they just have a graceful quality about them!

  3. What great finds.
    I just found your blog this evening, and I am now a follower.
    Stop by if you have time,

    White Spray Paint

  4. Thanks for stopping by at In His Grip. My daughter just loves her new place and sofa. We will be posting updates on the progress of her little house. Thanks, Judy


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