Monday, October 26, 2009

Make-over Monday

I have really been taking advantage of the warmer weather here in Ohio.  Yesterday it was in the 60’s and today it is suppose to be just as warm.  I was beginning to think I would never see the warm weather again until next year.  Glad to see that mother nature is allowing us a few more warmer days to enjoy before we get pounded with the cold temps.

Anyway, I have been busy.  I am not sure if you remember those candlesticks that I bought at the thrift store a looong while back, but I finally finished them.  I also re-finished an old plate and I must say that I am pleased with both.  Here are the before pictures of the candlesticks.

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I wanted them to show up a little bit on my farm table so I decided to paint them barn red over black.  I also put some dark walnut stain on them after I sanded them a little bit and I must say that I was pretty pleased with the way they turned out.  What do you think?  Here is the after picture.

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I put some battery operated candles in them and I love the way they look.  Wanna see them all lit up?

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I also decided to make-over a plate that I had.  I loved the stars, but I have nothing in my home that is sage green.  So, after much thinking….. I decided to sand everything totally down, stencil some stars and I added a crow to the middle.  Here is the before picture.

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Here is the after picture.  So, what do you think?

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Here it is after I sanded it down a little bit and stained it.  Don’t you think it looks alot better?

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I have been working on a few other things too, but they aren’t make-over’s so, I won’t be sharing those today.  I will probably share them tomorrow.  So, be sure to come back and see them.  Have a blessed day everyone.

Until Next Time…….

17 comments:

Janene said...

Awesome candle stick make over!
I have a couple stashed that I should do something like that with.
Thank you for the idea....and enjoy this gorgeous Ohio weather!

Megan @ Stitchinthedayaway said...

Great idea w/ the plate, I have the same one that I am not using anymore ~ Maybe I will have to try & redo it !! Looks great.....thanks for sharing the recipe below too, sounds so yummy!!! Think I may have to make one real soon....

Linda* ~ TheKeepingroom said...

You are the make over Queen!

Farm Field Primitives said...

The candlesticks look great with your gathering. Isn't this weather awesome!! It was supposed to have rained all week but I see they took that out. Yeah!!! Enjoy.
~Melissa~

I Play Outside The Box said...

Love that crow plate!

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Everything turned out great! I love those battery candles and need to get me some!

Linda said...

Lisa..........what a difference paint makes, right? Looks great.
In answer to your question...
The far east side of Reynoldsburg, not too far from you really.
Linda

Sherrie said...

Way to go GIRL. great make-overs! It is nice here in S.C. also. Really enjoying this wonderful weather. Going to check on the tallow berries in a bit. Have a wonderful week. Sherrie

Heather said...

Great make overs! I love the plate! Have a wonderful week!

Craftyperson said...

Love the candlesticks....They will look good on your farmtable...Great idea for the plate...Aren't makeover's fun....

...Trena...

Susannah said...

Hi Lisa...Seems like you are the happiest when your hands are busy! That is good! I love the plate. It could go in any room......and the candlesticks,too.

Friends,
Susannah

Kris ~ Simply Prim said...

More great makeovers, Lisa!! Isn't this weather fantastic? I've been taking advantage of it, too, and getting a lot of things done!

Take care,
~Kris~

Willow said...

Great job on those makeovers! They look prim perfect !I love seein' the before and afters.

Wanda/Ridge Farm Nesting Place said...

Awesome Lisa!! Love those candle sticks (aren't those battery candles nice??)and the crow plate is primtastic!! Love your re-do's..

american girl primitives said...

Your candlesticks turned out nice, and girl you know I love crows and stars! LOL!

Carey

Kindra said...

It might hit 60 today! We're at least hoping because the next 2 days it's going to be a little yucky. :( Love your makeovers! The electric candlesticks are so neat! I need to find me some! Have a great day!

UPON A HILL said...

Love all your makeovers. You did a great job with all of them Fantastic plate!