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Monday, August 25, 2008

PAINT PARTY!

Joy ,over at Joys of Home is having a Paint Party today, and she'd love for you to join in. Check her out. Here are just a few things I have painted, but after seeing all of the possibilities I'm sure there will be more. Painting is an easy and inexpensive way to make updates. Joy has even spray painted her bathroom cabinets and they look great! So check her out.

This light fixture was once bright brass. I used a two-step process with a rust type paint to update this, then added the shades.

This blurry little table was once a plain stained brown table, and the black paint gave it the needed update. I sanded for a little distressing, and added a glass top.

One more bright brass lamp painted with the rust look.

Be sure to check out all of the great ideas over at Joy's.

Have a wonderful day. Jackie

28 comments:

a day in the life of bella said...

Very pretty :)

It's nice to meet you,
Bella

a day in the life of bella said...

Well, I am reading more of your blog and realize that I have been here before :) lol

I also wanted to say I love that green color on your walls, it's so soothing :)

Bella

Susie Harris said...

Look at you with all of those colors... Nice job!

Cameo said...

Everything looks great. I love the made over brass. I see it every where and now I have a great idea as to what to do with it.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Those look great. I don't like brass, but I like what you've done to brass!

~ Sarah

Tricia Anne said...

What a nice touch! Your green walls are so pretty too!!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Joy said...

You would never know that those lamps had a previous life as brass. They look so good updated in the rust color. And the table looks great in black.
Isn't it wonderful to give a whole new look to your home and save money doing it?
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful projects.

ROXY said...

Hi Jackie! Thanks for visiting:) Love you blogs. Your lighting transformation is amazing. And your Stella looks like such lady!!

Melissa Wertz said...

Nice job!

Reynie said...

I love updating lamps. You can find them at garage sales and good will easily. Take them home and they are an easy fix-er-up! Nice job with yours.

Kacey Randolph said...

Hi Jackie! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and all of your kind words. It is such a relief to hear other people who can relate! Anywho, love your blog and LOVE your plate wall! That is really pretty!

Kim said...

Great updates! I love the little table!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hi Jackie! Love your transformations...very pretty. Your plates over the bed are lovely! What is it that is bothering you? I think you did a good job of laying them out. cherry

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

This all looks so pretty!!! you did such a wonderful job!

momof3azkids said...

Don't light fixtures and lamps turn out great after a "quick coat"? It's amazing! Thanks for stopping by.

Bobbie said...

I have dreams of painting my bright gold chandlier- but have been a little nervous to do so! But yours looks great! You may give me courage to do so! I am now going to check out your plate wall- I too want a plate wall!!

Bobbie said...

I have dreams of painting my bright gold chandlier- but have been a little nervous to do so! But yours looks great! You may give me courage to do so! I am now going to check out your plate wall-

Marie said...

I've never tried the rust spray paint! I may check that out next time I'm in the spray paint aisle! I love all your projects!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Jackie,
Your projects look great. What is the color of the paint you use for the lamps?
Diane

salpetitt said...

I have lamps with brass trim. That's a great idea to paint over it. Spray paint gives us so much freedom! I love it!
Sherri

Sarah said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! Blessings!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

The chandy looks really good! I love plates too and your plate wall down below is sooo pretty!

Manuela

Nikki said...

I love your painted table, I also love painting tables. The lamp turned out really nice too.

Blissful Nikki said...

great projects! I did a chandeliere a while back that I just love! :) Because lets face it, no one likes brass! lol

Home Sweet Hideaway said...

The light fixture looks awesome! I have been wanting to tackle one of mine, but have been too chicken. Love the finish!!

Darlene said...

I love those painted pretties! Great colors!

At Home Redesigns said...

Great job. Looks great!

Jen r. said...

I love your painted things!!! I wanted to stop by and say hi and thanks for stopping by for a visit! :)