Thursday, May 15, 2008

Before + After - 7

For my final installment of the Before + Afters (for now anyway!) we are revisiting a previous project. Remember this one? Here's my redo. I think we will go back to the beginning though...

Before - You know this one - a buck at a garage sale.


After - Art that flows a little better in my living room.





The pictures don't really looks that great. In person it has a lot more variation. There must be 20 coats of paint under there so if you look close you can see red and blue popping through and the texture from the stripes of color from my last attempt.


Thanks again for all your Before + After love. I know there will be more in the future. Finding function and beauty in things others will discard is so much fun. It definitely gives you a new eye for potential (and fills up your garage!) If you've never tried anything like this before, buy yourself a can of spray paint and get started!

7 comments:

becki said...

i love it! the colors work so well together, the green from the pillows and the brown frame works well with the pillows and couch!! i'm still a little scared to tackle it, i just don't have any idea what to paint! my art degree friend wants me to make her a shower curtain, so we are trading talents and she is going to take a stab at it.

giddygoat said...

You should have a TV segment girl!

amandajean said...

it looks great, roxanne. this has been a very inspiring series! I look forward to more as the garage sale season hits in full force. :)

sandra said...

I also thank you for reply my previous commt!
That's another great before and after work! Besides re-cycling, there is another good feeling: when you display the "new" objects in your house, whenever you look at them you remember the fun and all the "troubles" you had until you you have it "perfect"! It's a rewarding feeling, isn't it?

Hello, I'm Sally. said...

It does look really great with your couch and pillows. You have the couch that I want! And there's your green lamp, very nice looking room!

Katherine said...

Oh, I hope you continue with this series, Roxanne! It's so inspiring to see the magic transformations you do. Love it!

Holly said...

Wow, this is great! I am just catching up on blog reading after taking a few months off, and I am so inspired to see your Before + Afters. Very inspiring! I especially love the shadow box shelf.