Friday, February 11, 2011

Unfinished Projects

I feel like I have a room full of unfinished projects, well actually, I do. Every time I find something to add to my week-end finds posts, I put them away in our second bedroom until I can get around to them.  I keep finding myself with too many unfinished projects.  So I've decided to start catching up and maybe not buy anything for a bit.  Let's see how long that lasts.  So I am going to start posting some of my newest projects. Many of these things are simple DIY fixes or a simple spray paint job.  Do you remember this week-end finds from last month.  I found this adorably shaped urn at Goodwill for $4.00.
I sanded it down a bit.  The tropical flowers were textured, ugh.

Some white spray paint. 

This was such a simple fix. Sometimes I turn away from things at thrift stores because of the colors or patterns.  Always keep in mind that spray paint can fix anything.  I was contemplating a color, but I couldn't commit to anything right now.  Maybe later on.

I want to say a special thank you to Jordan at Military Spouse House for the

If you haven't stopped by her blog, do so, she is just the sweetest. 

Also, my zebra fabric came in last night.  It's not a true match to the swatch online. I guess that's to be expected.  The white part is a very beige/linen/grey looking color.  I think it makes the zebra print a bit more subtle than I had thought it would be.  I will be working on my bench this weekend. I'll let you know how it goes. 


jeanette from everton terrace 2/11/2011  

I not only have unfinished projects in my house, my mind is full of them :) I agree spray paint can be like a little can of magic!

KLM 2/11/2011  

I sometimes turn away from things in my thrifting adventures, that have bold patterns.... etc. Sometimes I think I rush myself so I don't give [myself] enough time to appreciate certain pieces and see the potential behind them.

Love how you transformed this urn. It looks so much better, brighter and refreshing! :)

Happy Friday

Unknown 2/11/2011  

I love how this turned out! Great transformation!
I awarded you the versatile blogger award.

Anonymous,  2/11/2011  

I'm a horrible procrastinator - I've got a long list of things to get done :)

I love the transformation on this urn - what a difference!

Can't wait to see the bench!

Anonymous,  2/11/2011  

ain't paint great! :P can't wait to see the zebra!

Tracey 2/11/2011  

I am so inspired by your creativity. Great blog. I will have to check back often for ideas.

LBB 2/11/2011  

I love how it turned out! Great find! I don't know what I'd do with out paint. It just makes everything better :)

Ali Richardson 2/11/2011  

I love that urn now, it's gorgeous! Very Ballard designs :)

Catherine 2/11/2011  

Wonderful make-under! I'm the same way - - lots of projects just waiting for me to get to them. :)

Jodi 2/11/2011  

much better white! I am the same way, I have projects started everywhere. I sometimes have a hard time seeing the potential in things and leave them sit.

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top 2/11/2011  

I just love finding somthing at the thrift store that has a great shape and all it needs is a little paint. I love your little urn. Very cute!

Homeroad 2/11/2011  

Oh now that was much better than the green one! You had great idea to paint it white... I want one! Great job! Susan

Abby 2/11/2011  

Oh my goodness! That is so great! I'll have to start searching high and low at our thrift stores for something similar!

jenna marie 2/13/2011  

simplicity really is the best! Love the white, so glad you said hello, I'm going to love following your blog too from what I've seen tonight. Happy weekend. =)

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