I know that I participated in the Decor Dilemma party last week and received some amazing ideas, but it has been too nice to work inside! Last week I went to a few garage sales and scored some really neat things! 5 picture frames without the glass for $.10 each! A really neat rusted lantern for $1, cute table/cabinet thing for $5 and 10 spindle/ballister things for $15 (one brand new spindle/ballister thing at Home Depot is $15, I got a 10-fer)! And because I can't leave well enough alone I decided the other corner of the sidewalk in front of my house looked lonely. So I prettied it up!
I am in love with spindles and I don't know why, I can't get enough of them!
This is my garage sale cabinet and lantern. And I actually did not do a thing to the cabinet, I left it alone and did not paint it black, but believe me I am still thinking about it. See my $1 lantern, love it! I raided my decor storage and found a few things that are cheap and if something happens to them I don't care to add to the shelves.
I randomly cut the spindles down to different lengths and painted them. Originally they were stained black but were really weathered. I sanded them down a bit and used DecoArt's patio paint to add a little color. When they were dry I glazed with my Ralph Lauren smoke glaze.
Definitely not perfect, but I like the weathered beat up feel to them. I am not wild about the red one, I am thinking about repainting it but have been testing it out first before I made any decisions. I hope everyone had a great weekend!